Hey, I've been drawing for quite a while but have only just decided to branch out seriously into the digital art area. I have also begun working on a project which is basically the creation of an alien race yet to be named, but they're evil, industrial and I generally stick to monotone colour schemes when drawing them.
The following images are in chronological order of creation, so the first two were done around the same time, using black and white and the translusancy tool for blending. The third image however was a test, and uses Black, white and grey which I used at the suggestion of someone on Deviantart and I feel it gives a cleaner more solid look. The final image was a concept for the colonies of the race.
You'll probably comment on the amount of smoke I use, but although I could probably cut back I think its important for the feel of the race since they have polluted their planet beyond reconcile and so I imaging lots of machines and stuff giving off fumes.
Anyway I'm looking for advice on both concept and Technique...especially technique! I'll be updating this as I churn out more images and tests.