This is the latest redesign for my capstone project, this one is the Salticere. Salticere are an extremely intelligent & curious species they are very technically minded and are able to manipulate mechanical devices to a degree higher than most other species.
Having evolved on a planet with extremely dense vegitation this species developed several jointed appendages to both maneuver & hunt in the lush forest of their world. Each of these appendages has sensory organs and a rudimentary brain, allowing the salticere to focus on multiple tasks at once. The limbs ‘sprout’ from the shell, similar to snail eyestalks. once deployed they can form into a variety of different shapes. By changing the shapes of their limbs they can also mimic other species.
This is supposed to be a friendly and curious species, so I wanted a mix of creepy and cute. I used jumping spiders as my initial inspiration. Let me know what you think!