The Samulyae – denizens of a far distant planet many light years from Earth.
Supposedly the descendants of a very early Earth mission who have survived the extreme environmental conditions there. Their external appearance evolved as a result of the high radiation levels on that planet. The barrenness of the planet makes their survival even more significant. They have requested passage back to Earth although we are uncertain, as yet, if this could be possible. The atmosphere on the planet, despite being almost similar to Earth’s, contains significant levels of some hydroxynitrous gases which we think could be a problem to synthesise.
Created in Photoshop. Combining a photo with Photoshop-generated shapes and textures. Firstly the face was significantly modified and then layered, in Lighten mode, with those shapes and textures. Resizing and some distortion was utilised to meld the components as smoothly as possible. The background was created in Bryce 6.