Mara and the Angry Red Batratspidercrab

At the top of the page is the most memorable of the menaces from the movie Angry Red Planet. I haven’t tried to “improve” the creature. How could I?

The bottom of the page is devoted to Mara Winikat. She’s supposed to be skinny and gawky and awkwardly adolescent. The drawing on the bottom right takes those qualities a bit far. I know that lots of artists exaggerate proportions in their illustrations but, honestly, most of the time I’m trying to draw realistically. If a character is nine heads tall then they’re probably a freak or an alien.