I've scoured the internet - mostly Pinterest - to get alien images with some success but I was hoping someone knew of a simple way to make ones own images from scratch.
I think what you're refering to is called "drawing" Or one could always use photoshop to put together something from different pieces. Depending on what your goal is.
As I said - I made those pics in 2 minutes just for the sake of experiment. If I spend some time I will be able to draw my own, but I don't see the point unless it's for a fully fleshed-out mod.
I like your idea, hope it get fleshed out. Also thought your creature pictures were cute.
Thanks! But to clarify, as i've mentioned earlier, Naija is not my character - she's from the game called Aquaria. I just used her image and some references to Aquaria in race's description.
I have my own fan-art of this character though.
Considering the integration of synthetic races, I'm kind of surprised that unusual/extremophile races weren't included, though maybe that'll be for a patch/expansion.
I honestly doubt that. If Stardock wanted to make as you said "unusual" civilizations that would inhabit different kinds of worlds, they would already.
Endless Space did it. They had races that prefered unique environment and colonized different types of worlds with different success. Some liked it hot, some liked it watery, others prefered toxic atmosphere etc.