Early concept for a Battlestar Galactica project that didn't go beyond the bidding stage. The idea was to contrast an intelligent internal energy source with a more solid outer armour.
The Cylon's outer form can move and morph. Snake-like ropes of armour made up of individual scales. Some ends left free at the back of the head to give a swaying dreadlock vibe.
I worked up the base 3D form and armour surfacing in ZBrush. 2D concepts and final paint-over by: https://www.artstation.com/nesbitjack