A character from an old feature film project i worked on back in 2009, But the project never saw the light and got cancelled so I decided to dig up the characters and re do all the look development, I will start this series with the first creature called Awgwa Marine ! .
The Awgwas are a terrible race of creatures and the main villains from the 1985 Rankin/Bass Christmas television special The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.
For the smoke spirit look I used a aiStandardVolume shader and connected fractal in the displacement channel, And if you got any experience rendering VDB's you'll know what to do next.
In the mesh make sure to turn on catclark, And make sure to add values to Volume Step size and padding.