The skin was created and inspired from HR Gigers' artwork which was used for the movie Alien. It's a morbid blend of organic elements combined with other-worldly mechanical parts - a fusion of human and alien parts. The rendering style derives from the airbrush which produces graduated blends, and simulate diffused lighting. Bones, sinew, translucent membranes, and mechanical parts are carefully placed on the weapon exterior like hieroglyphics telling an untold story of a race of people fallen to an outside invader of ultimate potency and ruthless terror. The unwrapped vertices for the texture was created by scanning sketches and original drawings into Photoshop, where the art was refined and modified.