Bill, the colors and textures in this are so fantastic, especially when the time frame is taken into consideration. I love the earthworm-like tentacles and the very faint design on the alien's face and neck.
True I do suppose my friend. Thats why I mostly just make up my own stuff though, that way if it looks redicuolous I can just tell people that it's supposed to look that way lol And I don't think you need to worry about your work, your an incredible artist, you should try some of this "daring" stuff you speak of.
You know, thats a good life motto, I think I'm gonna start saying that. My old one was, "why do today what you can put off till tomorrow", but I think yours is better. And anytime, if I can ever help with anything just let me know.