Monday, December 20, 2010

Fresh from the drawing table... Manticore!

I have for you today another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Manticore! "M" was a good letter for options. I was on the fence between Manticore and Minotaur for a while, the the big kitty man won this round. Having produced a Manticore for Talisman last year I was eager to revisit it. I present to you my version of a Manticore...

© 2010 Christopher Burdett

I wanted to go with a more passive Manticore for this drawing. Granted, when the adventurers arrive it will be ready with a toothy maw and growls and roars, but in the down time I imagine just like any big kitty it would clean itself. Inspiration hit me on this one while I was drifting off to sleep... visions of a giant kitty man licking the back of it's hand paw ready to wash it's face. This may be one of the less flattering reference photos I had to have taken of myself. ...must delete those files...

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 today. See you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

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