2019-05-19 Ettercap Faces

I was talking to ktrey parker again on Diaspora, and they said: “First, I will definitely have to dig up some the face templates, because I definitely want to do some ettercap faces! All eyes and mandibles!”

This morning I was hitting a lull and those words kept coming back to me. I searched for spider face images and felt inspired. Behold the faces of spider people.

Faces of the spider people

I knew this was going to be an alien face so I don’t actually need a lot of material. They all look the same to us, anyway.

I printed the elf template (narrow faces) and started drawing...

A bad scan from a very old scanner

Rotating image, cropping, scaling, and applying the tintenblau palette...

Cleaned up scan

Cutting these up, splitting the one image where I drew both some hair and a mouth, and looking at them using a local installation of the Face Generator, moving some elements around so that they fit better, less overlap, all of that...

And we’re done!

Oh, and making sure there’s at least one single pixel for “extra spiders” otherwise 10% of the spider faces get a nasty scar, haha.



I’ve always treated Ettercaps as similar to Driders, except Lolth didn’t particularly like them. Being horrible mutants they have been mostly forced out of Drow society, although they linger around the outskirts hoping, ever hoping. Like the Ettercap faces very much.

– Ruprecht 2019-10-18 18:39 UTC

Thanks! Personally, I have never used driders. All the drow details are basically too weird for me. Perhaps I should have read the Drizzt Do’Urden books.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-10-18 22:09 UTC

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