I was brought onto Star Trek Into Darkness to help design an alien fish, a handful of bug concepts and a large batch of female alien concepts for the twin girls with tails in the bed scene with Captain Kirk.
We explored across a spectrum of subtle skin patterns to elaborate and colorfully distinct variations. This is a barrage of those concepts, all made extremely fast, just throwing textures around to come up with skin ideas. They're not much more than thumbnails to glance at for a split second to see if we have a direction worth exploring. We also were aiming at just simple color make up effects, as apposed to prosthetic applications for unique forms on the skin.