2) This fish from planet Snax has five skulls, two of which are modified into grasping appendages in order to carry fishnets and capture other fish.
3) This was a doodle I was going to throw out until I realized I needed a unique body plan for the armed fish I had thought up but not drawn. I recycled the idea to create #2
4) A false crustacean from planet Snax.
5) A false crustacean from planet Snax with the ability to carry nesting materials by pinching it between its tails.
6) Blue slugs begin life as a single creature with many mouths in a nest of skins. They are fed by their parents until they pupate and separate into multiple creatures with one mouth each.
7) These slug-like creatures of planet Dahk signal others by means of four colored lights on the back. Red indicates nearby food. Yellow indicates receptivity to mating. Green indicates anger and willingness to fight. Blue indicates it is time to school and migrate.
8) This was supposed to be a protozoan, but after finishing it all I saw was a portal to a universe completely filled with solid crystal. Perhaps the tube-sliding aliens (#1) live there.
9) I draw a lot of worm-like and centipede-like animals with large, armored heads. It's one of those shapes that just seems to pop up over and over and over.
10) This eel-thing has a collar around the neck. I thought it might be for thermoregulation, respiration, filter-feeding, threat displays, mating displays, luring prey, rapid braking, or might be a holding pouch, but I thought all these were too obvious. Finally, I decided that these fish are blood-suckers and the collar seals the wounds they make in larger animals so as not to attract sharks while their heads are buried inside, drinking. I then realized I already had a blood-sucking fish of a different shape and I am now combining the ideas for my next book.