Out of all the varied wildlife of planet H-915, the Liir are one of the most remarkable and well-documented, being highly social and intelligent insectivores who communicate with complex flute-song created via specialized hornlike nasal cavities atop bony jawless faces, with narrow pointed snouts to facilitate piercing the nests of the arboreal termite-like creatures they feed on. Of these traits their intelligence is the most noteworthy, understood as full sapience on par with baseline humanity. As a result, it’s not unheard of to see Liir in the engineering and comms divisions of starships, with their keen hearing and acoustic capabilites making them well-suited for the latter.
My second entry for that challenge (turnaround here!), this time it’s a character demonstrating some special accommodations that one might see for nonhumanoid starship crew! More technically refined than any I’ve done in the past, having been sculpted and retopo’d with a full normal map in Blender.