My name is Andy Chin, a 16 year-old self-taught 3D artist, located in the LA area, and I'm very excited to join this contest for the very first time!
Here's a few shots of a piece I did just for this event, and I'm glad to say I finished just in time. Here is "ZALEYLIA", a female insect alien inspired by a variety of species of mantises as well as flowers. Stayed up really late nights and working long hours on this just because it was so fun to work on! I hope you guys like it and good luck to all who have entered!
Sculpting done in: Zbrush
Render: Marmoset Toolbag 2
Below are renders straight out of Toolbag and I've also included a Zbrush viewport shot