Well, here it is! Finally! This drawing was based of a concept for an alien, by DWTV User TheSeaDevil - called The Sleep Walker. His description was posted in the Comments of Doctor Who TV a while ago, and I just couldn't resist taking a crack at drawing it! The end result? See for yourself! 
Anyway, here's the original description he gave, which I worked from!

"So, they're quite small (I'd say about 4 foot), humanoid figures, that are slightly transparent and pale grey. They don't have many facial features, and their bodies are pale grey, a bit like one of the ghosts from Army of Ghosts, but smaller, and little bit fatter. They do have facial features, though. They have large, round, lava like eyes which are always visible, and are not slightly transparent, like the rest of the grey body. Also, if it comes near you and is preparing to feed on you, a mouth will open from the bottom of it's face, and the jaw line stretches across the head a little bit, so when it opens, the top of the head jerks slightly backwards. It's a large mouth with fangs but 'behind the mouth' there is still transparent grey, because it doesn't feed with it's mouth. This is just to scare it's prey. Their origins are pretty much unknown, because like the Weeping Angels, how would they reproduce? They could just be 'shadows' from the 'dark times' that got scattered through the universe.Now then, how does it feed, I hear you ask? Well, this is the interesting bit. If one approaches you to feed on you, it will run at you, gnarl it's fangs a little bit, then literally run inside you. This puts you into a temporary coma, while it's inside you at least. While it's inside you, it will 'feed' from memories in your brain. Like a bee collecting nectar from a flower. These creatures need to feed on memories to keep them in the 'real world'. If they have memories linked to another person in their systems, then that 'anchors' them to the real world. So, after leaving a victim, it leaves the victim in a coma, because it can't risk the victim from doing anything that would sever the link between them. But of course, when the creature feeds on it's next 'victim', the link is broken between the creature and the previous victim, and the previous victim 'dies', because the link between them and the creature was the only keeping them 'alive'. So, in short, these creatures feed on the memories of other beings, and they rely on this food to keep them in the world because they are, basically, just 'ghosts', being kept in the world because they go from victim to victim like stepping stones in a lake. Oh, and they can walk through walls, like they walk into victims, because they're only 'half there' in the world. Just thought I'd add that...

Now then, weaknesses. These guys sound pretty impossible to beat, don't they? Gun won't work, knife wont work. Because they're only 'half there', the bullet or blade would just go right through them, like they walk through walls. So what do you do? Well, here comes the twist. Kill the current 'victim' that one of the creatures is anchored too, and the link breaks completely. They are left without anything anchoring them to the real world, and fade within a matter of seconds. This would bring along many moral dilemmas in the story. Kill your friend, or eventually, be killed?

And finally, the name. These creatures walk from person to person, practically putting them to 'sleep'. So I have come to a conclusion for the name of the species: Sleep Walkers"



    August 2013
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