A while back, a friend from work was planning on making a short film and asked me to design the creature for it. He wanted something that was both organic and crystaline and, as part of the story, had a female scientist fused to it. Here was the initial sketch I gave him of the full creature and a close up of the scientist:
and the final concept rendering layered on top of a photo background:
Unfortunately, the project didn't get past the planning stage, so I never got to see the design realized. I'm not normally a monster guy, so it was fun doing it anyway.