Friday, January 27, 2012

Fresh from the drawing table... Ki-Rin!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Ki-Rin! 'K' only has two monsters and with the Kobold already done the Ki-Rin closes out this letter and I could have done much worse than a horse dragon from Asia (looking at you Jaguar and Jackal). I present to you my version of a Ki-Rin...

© 2012 Christopher Burdett

Surprisingly, for a creature that rarely sets foot/hoof upon the ground it is not a creature from the Feywilds. There are a lot of interesting and varied takes on the Ki-Rin (or Qilin - look it up!) out there and I tried really hard to produce my own take on a monster that took shape in the 5th century BC. Lots of scales and there are some nice tentacle like tendrils in there so I am satisfied with it being a monster. Even though there was a horrid first attempt on this monster the second worked out and I had a lot of fun bringing it all together.

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 next week for NEW WORK! Until then...

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