Friday, February 12, 2016

Fresh from the drawing table... Camel (Wild)!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Camel (Wild)! Starting off my second set of 100 Monster Manual redesigns right where I left off from the first 100... right in the middle of "C". Knocking out some of the mundane "C" monsters first to get then out of the way. I present to you my version of a Camel (Wild)… 

Camel (Wild)
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2016 Christopher Burdett

Oh no... another unsuspecting creature going about its life until it crosses paths with a band of adventures. Whatever will happen?! Will there be a dinner of tasty camel meat? Will the Dwarf not have to carry everything now with the addition of a new beast of burden? Will the adventures get a little more XP? OR, while the players are all standing around trying to figure out what they are doing to do to this poor innocent Camel and Ankheg burst up and pulls the Camel into the ground to be eaten. No matter what, the day has gotten a lot worse for this Camel... and mostly the Ankheg too.

My first 100 original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual redesigns (A - Z): Aerial Servant, Ankheg, Ant (Giant), Ape (Carnivorous), Ape (Gorilla), Axe Beak, Axe Beak (version 2), Baboon, Badger, Barracuda, Basilisk, Baluchitherium, Bear (Black), Bear (Brown), Bear (Cave), Beaver (Giant), Beetle (Giant) - Bombardier, Beetle (Giant) - Boring, Beetle (Giant) - Fire, Beetle (Giant) - Rhinoceros, Beetle (Giant) - Stag, Beetle (Giant) - Water, Beholder, Black Pudding, Blink Dog, Boar (Giant), Boar (Warthog), Boar (Wild), Brain Mole, Brownie, Bugbear, Buffalo, Bulette, Carrion Crawler, Catoblepas, Cerebral Parasite, Chimera, Cockatrice, Coutal, Crab (Giant), Demon Type III (Glabrezu), Demon (Juiblex), Demon (Manes), Devil (Ice), Dragon (Red), Elemental (Earth), Ettin, Eye of the Deep, Flightless Bird, Frog (Giant), Fungi (Violet), Giant (Hill), Goblin, Golem (Flesh), Hobgoblin, Homunculus, Hydra, Imp, Intellect Devourer, Ixitxachitl, Jackal, Jacklewere, Jaguar, Ki-Rin, Kobold, Lich, Lizard (Giant), Lizardman, Manticore, Mind Flayer, Minotaur, Naga, Neo-Otygugh, Nixie, Ochre Jelly, Ogre, Owlbear, Peryton, Pixie, Purple Worm, Quasit, Ram (Giant), Roper, Rust Monster, Sahuagin, Salamander, Shambling Mound, Treant, Troglodyte, Troll, Umber Hulk, Unicorn, Vampire, Wasp (Giant), Wight, Wyvern, Xorn, Yeti, and Zombie.      

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Aaron Miller's Kickstarter and Thunderclap

The most excellent Aaron Miller is gearing up on a Kickstarter for original and unique collector tokens that can be used in very popular collectible card games. As part of his preparations he is using a social media service called Thunderclap. I had not heard about Thunderclap until looking into Aaron's Kickstarter, but it seems really cool and useful. While Aaron's Kickstarter is not yet live you can go check it out and bookmark it for later...


Aaron is offering a ton of great art on tokens with the possibility for more as the campaign progresses. If you play games like Magic the Gathering, this is your opportunity to get your hands on some very cool and original tokens for use in your game. Aaron is also offering an EXTREMELY rad novelty ooze token...

Super cool ooze token available as part of Aaron Miller's Collector Tokens Kickstarter
 You can see also watch a video of the ooze token in action!

Now for Thunderclap. Thunderclap is a social media amplifier. By setting up a page or event on Thunderclap you ask for people's support by allowing Thunderclap to use their social media. After you hit your target support goal Thunderclap will you all of your supporters specified social media accounts to send out one notification at a specified date and time. This will create a much larger and more noticed foot print on social media. Instead of scattered and sporadic posts about your event that can be lost, you will have one large blast by a lot of people all at once. This will be a much more noticeable on the social media landscape. More about Thunderclap on their site...


Since Aaron is the one who turned me onto Thunderclap it is only logical that his token Kickstater is the first campaign I have supported on Thunderclap. It was extremely easy to get connected and to support. Literally two-three button clicks and you are good to go and can start supporting you favorite events and organizations. I would strongly urge you to lend your support for Aaron's Kickstarter both on Thunderclap and on the actual Kickstarter once it is live!


That's all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, February 8, 2016

Puerto Rico and St. Thomas Adventures and Reference Dump

Two weeks ago I had the fortune to take a short trip to Puerto Rico and St. Thomas with the wife and her parents, and boy was it a lovely and amazing respite from my routine. The monsters and I took a break and explored two castles, a rain forest, and the local waters. There were many amazing things to see and do in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas and I wanted to share some images that make for good reference. Here is a whole mess of photos from our adventures in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas...

Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
This is a gorgeous castle / fort to explore with many places to explore and many steps to climb. 

Saw many great looking iguanas at Castillo San Felipe del Morro. They acted like they owned the place and as long as I didn't disagree they let me take some pictures of them.

I could have stayed at Castillo San Felipe del Morro so much longer, but there was more to see...

...like Castillo De San Christóbal!

Castillo De San Christóbal was much smaller and I mostly took pictures at Castillo San Felipe del Morro.

Jumping ahead and out of order we are in the waters of Coki Beach in St. Thomas. The number and variety of fish was great and I enjoyed the many hours of snorkeling.

The wife spotted this guy for me and I was able to chase it down to get some great photos.


Jumping back to Puerto Rico we took a tour of the El Yunque rain forest.

While the tour itself and getting to the rain forest was less then desirable, we did see some amazing things and I took lots of images that will be helpful in the future.

We found Puerto Rico and St. Thomas to be beautiful and welcoming. Very glad to have had the opportunity to visit them. RAWR!

All images © 2016 Christopher Burdett

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fresh from the drawing table... The First 100 Monsters!

It is time to close one chapter and begin the next. With the posting of the Crab (Giant) two weeks ago, it marks my 100th original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual redesign on this blog! Hard to imagine that I have finally hit a milestone like this, but it also points out just how far I still have to go to complete the entire book. I guess I will be doing these things in blocks of 100 drawings from now on. Here is a look at all 100 monster redesigns in one image...

My first 100 original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual redesigns (A - Z)
Each - 9 x 12 - Pencil on paper
Originals - Currently not available
© 2010 - 2016 Christopher Burdett

If you attended my RAWR! show at 621 Gallery in November you had the chance to see all 100 early, but it took a little more time to post them all on the blog. When this all started I was just doing a single monster from each letter, now I am tackling all the monsters of a letter at once. Just got to keep an eye on the prize and think long term. Here is a look again at all 100 monsters hanging at 621 Gallery...

RAWR! at 621 Gallery this past November

If you have missed any of my first 100 redesign, no need to worry, I have updated my links on all 100 entries so that you can quickly click to each and everyone of them. Of course, they are no longer arranged chronologically, and are all now arranged alphabetically.

My first 100 original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual redesigns (A - Z): Aerial Servant, Ankheg, Ant (Giant), Ape (Carnivorous), Ape (Gorilla), Axe Beak, Axe Beak (version 2), Baboon, Badger, Barracuda, Basilisk, Baluchitherium, Bear (Black), Bear (Brown), Bear (Cave), Beaver (Giant), Beetle (Giant) - Bombardier, Beetle (Giant) - Boring, Beetle (Giant) - Fire, Beetle (Giant) - Rhinoceros, Beetle (Giant) - Stag, Beetle (Giant) - Water, Beholder, Black Pudding, Blink Dog, Boar (Giant), Boar (Warthog), Boar (Wild), Brain Mole, Brownie, Bugbear, Buffalo, Bulette, Carrion Crawler, Catoblepas, Cerebral Parasite, Chimera, Cockatrice, Coutal, Crab (Giant), Demon Type III (Glabrezu), Demon (Juiblex), Demon (Manes), Devil (Ice), Dragon (Red), Elemental (Earth), Ettin, Eye of the Deep, Flightless Bird, Frog (Giant), Fungi (Violet), Giant (Hill), Goblin, Golem (Flesh), Hobgoblin, Homunculus, Hydra, Imp, Intellect Devourer, Ixitxachitl, Jackal, Jacklewere, Jaguar, Ki-Rin, Kobold, Lich, Lizard (Giant), Lizardman, Manticore, Mind Flayer, Minotaur, Naga, Neo-Otygugh, Nixie, Ochre Jelly, Ogre, Owlbear, Peryton, Pixie, Purple Worm, Quasit, Ram (Giant), Roper, Rust Monster, Sahuagin, Salamander, Shambling Mound, Treant, Troglodyte, Troll, Umber Hulk, Unicorn, Vampire, Wasp (Giant), Wight, Wyvern, Xorn, Yeti, and Zombie.      

Time to get started on the next block of 100 monster redesigns! You will see the first of those next week as I tackle the remaining "C" monsters.

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pensacon Panel Times and Info!

Pensacon 2016 is just around the corner and my panel dates and times are now available! As a reminder, Pensacon is running February 19th - 21st in Pensacola, Fl... and I will be a guest at this convention. I will be taking part in three panels and they all look to be really fun! All of the links and details can be found on my schedule page...

Schedule page, for all your schedule page needs!

Really looking forward to both of my panels on Friday, the chance to finally meet Dave Dorman is really exciting! The convention opens at 1:00 on Friday, so it is a little crazy that I need to be over in another building to be a part of the Star Wars panel, but I will make it work. Especially since I will be surrounded by some really impressive artists and writers!

The only three panels you need to attend... or not... your call.

Each of my panels has its own information page that list the moderator and the guests. This includes: Star Wars OFF the Screen, Art of Illustration, and Making Effects for Movies and TV. If you are attending Pensacon I hope that you have a chance to make it out to one (or all) of my panels. I can not speak for everyone involved, but I will do my best to entertain and inform.

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, February 1, 2016

Come see me at ALTCon 2016!

I am happy to announce that I will be a guest at ALTCon 2016 this coming Match 19-20! This will be my first time attending ALTCon and I am really looking forward to it... especially since it takes place in Tallahassee, Fl and I don't have to travel to be a part of it. They made the announcement last week...

See you at ALTCon 2016!

They are still announcing guests, but it looks like it will be a fun time is to be had at ALTCon 2016! All the details and tickets are available over on their website for those interested in attending. A lot of the other local artists and crafts folks will be there as well, so there will be plenty to see this year at ALTCon.

The ALTCon website has all the details and info to make your ALTCon expericen complete.
And remember, ALTCon is kid and family friendly!

I even have my own page under guests on the ALTCon website, so I am actually legit and stuff. For all the gruesome details you can check out my guest page...

Same info, different website. RAWR!

I will of course have more info and reminders as ALTCon approaches. If you are in the Tallahassee area I expect to see you there!

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, January 25, 2016

Waddle Beak

I am leaving a new monster in charge of the blog today while I am elsewhere. Let's see if it can do its one job to show up on time and be a monster on the blog...

Waddle Beak
9 x 12 - Pencil on paper
© 2016 Christopher Burdett

Yup, that just about covers it. Scribblings on paper of a very waddle filled beaky monster fellow. That is all for today, I had to be elsewhere or this would have been an more robust post... RAWR!

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com