Ranging from a few inches to just over two feet in height, the Chernoblab's small size offers unique advantages over its larger, tougher cousin the Chernoblench; silently scurrying up behind larger prey, it uses its intense short-range microwaves to burn its way directly into the body, suckling upon dissolved tissues as it tunnels agonizingly through flesh and bone. It eventually makes its way to the brain, its favorite treat, before finally erupting from the victim's cranium.
Without the "pruning" effect of its energy output, a Chernoblab's facial tissues fuse into a suffocating, featureless callus. Despite their close relation, Chernoblab and Chernoblench are not averse to preying upon one another, and encounters between the two may end in mutual liquefaction.
I actually came up with this one back in October, but my first drawing of it felt lacking. The concept later evolved into Chernoblench, but I still kind of liked the original sketch and reworked it as a related monster.
I imagine the two sometimes get into Tom-and-Jerry routines, if Jerry also wanted to eat Tom.
Both were roughly inspired by the sculptures of Izumi Kato.