Friday, August 12, 2011

Fresh from the drawing table... Beholder!

Busy week on the blog, that was very unexpected! Wrapping things up this week I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Beholder! "B" has a ton of choices and it was hard to pick the first time around. I intentionally skipped the Beholder on the first pass, but now on the second time through I could not resist. I present to you my version of a Beholder ...

© 2011 Christopher Burdett

Not many monsters can be as awesome as the beholder. It has a big crazy eye, giant mouth, tentacle stalks with eyes all over it, it can fly AND has crazy magical powers. Hard to reinvent the sometimes, but one of the main focuses of this exercise is to just have fun and I sure had a lot of fun working on this drawing. Some drawings are a bit of a chore and take their time coming together and some just fly from the pencil... this was the latter. I tried to make it even more wrong, distorted and asymmetrical and of course added some tentacles... cause as I have stated plenty of times before, tentacles make things better.

If you missed the first round of monsters, A - Z, you can see them here: Axebird, Bugbear, Chimera, Dragon (Red), Ettin, Frog (Giant), Goblin, Hydra, Imp, Jacklewere, Kobold, Lizardman, Manticore, Naga, Owlbear, Purple Worm, Quasit, Rust Monster, Shambling Mound, Troll, Umber Hulk, Vampire, Wasp (Giant), Xorn, Yeti, and Zombi.     

If you missed any of the second round of monsters, A-Z, you can see them here: Ankheg, Beholder, Cockatrice, Demon (Juiblex), Earth Elemental, Fungi (Violet), Giant (Hill), Hobgoblin, Intellect Devourer, Jaguar, Ki-Rin, Lich, Minotaur, Nixie, Ogre, Pixie, Roper, Sahuagin, Troglodyte, Unicorn, and Wight

If you missed any of the third round of monsters, A - Z, you can see then here: Ape (Carnivorous), Bulette, Carrion Crawler, and Devil (Ice), Eye of the Deep, Flightless Bird, Golem (Flesh), Homunculus, Ixitxachitl, Jackal, Lizard (Giant), Mind Flayer, Neo-Otygugh, Ochre Jelly, Peryton, Ram (Giant), Salamander, Treant, and Wyvern.

That is all for the blog this week on the blog... not that I could get more on it if I tried! I will see you back here on Monday when we are back to the normal schedule. Until then...

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