Sketches and Characters

Hafte Sorvalh

A poorly drawn dinosaur alien.

So- who is this supposed to be?

Hafte Sorvalh is a character from John Scalzi's Old Man's War Series. The title is a bit of a misnomer, because after the second book there's hardly any war. "Old Man's Political Maneuvering" doesn't have the same ring to it though.

Anyway, Hafte is a reptiilan alien whose planet and species I forgot. Probably not important. She's a diplomat and political leader. She likes churros.

One thing about Scalzi's writing is that he doesn't describe aliens. All we know about this character's appearance is that she's a kind of reptile, is about 10 feet tall and when she smiles, it's terrifying. So I made her kind-of dinosaury. I remember seeing dinosaur skeleton with really long finger bones and thought that might be a fun thing to include, and feathers. I messed up the ruff around her neck, it needs to be more attached to her garments.