One of the only indigenous species found within the large deserts of Caradous Minor, the Setunaraelius Manai or giant desert caterpillar are revered by all.
Their hard sun baked skin acts protects the large water supplies within their bodies, enabling the ability to go for many weeks at a time without water.
These creatures have long travelled along the magnetic lines of the planet and these migration routes have become major trading routes by all on the planet, using these creatures as transport and trade.
The creature was sculpted in Zbrush, rendered in Keyshot and completed in Photoshop. Originally, the creature was going to be a lot larger, so a whole nomadic group, lived in the shade of the creature. But I wanted to make it feel slightly more emotive and for there to be a slightly more symbiotic relationship between species.