The Arikuite is a Candree exploration vessel with a wingspan of approximately 320 meters, a length of 240 meters and a height of 185 meters. The designers were inspired by an aquatic creature, which a Human might describe as a mix of squid and fish. While it has a fin for propulsion, its remaining three fins evolved into tentacles.
Its shape prevents the Arikuite from landing on planets. For this purpose it carries a small support craft which exits the mothership through a hatch on the top. It can still fly within a planet's atmosphere, though.
The Arikuite has strong shields and can create a powerful disruptor field, disabling any attackers if they get too close. It is otherwise unarmed.
The glowing orb it carries it sort of an energy core.
About the Candree, they evolved on the world of Kremainn, which is a dark world orbiting the brown dwarf Everate in the Mennaus system. While giving off little light, Everate still provides Kremainn with enough warmth to fuel life. The surface of Kremainn is covered in bioluminescent forests, even the Candree have bioluminescent patters.
Because of the darkness of their world, the Candree are often considered dark, gloomy characters. This is completely untrue, however.
When visiting other planets, Candree usually wear protective goggles to protect their sensitive eyes from sunlight.
This was another Art Posse challenge. Design an alien vehicle/ship, it should be obvious if the race is friendly or not.
The planet was done in Photoshop with a simple technique, the background is just Glitterator - got a bit lazy there.