It deviates a little from the describtion in the books, but it is the most realistic looking version of a Puppeteer I found so far. I would love to see you draw more aliens from good sci-fi books like some of the Ousters from the Hyperion Saga or the Biots from Rama.
Strangely enough there are few good artists who bother to put their imagination of such described creatures on paper, or it's just hard to find them.
In any case... thumbs up for all your work. Looking forward to any new addition, no matter where the source of inspiration lies
I like your version. I always felt Barlowe got the rear anatomy a bit wrong with the hind leg. The hips he drew looked too bovine even though there was only a single leg. This is a nice treatment although from memory the "mouthparts" were described more finger like.