Friday, April 6, 2012

Fresh from the drawing table... Ogre!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is an Ogre! 'O' has a surprisingly nice selection of monster to offer up, giant otters and owls aside. For my second pass through the alphabet I decided to go the Ogre which barely beat out the Orc. I was really in the mood to do another giant and the Ogre offered me that chance! I present to you my version of an Ogre...

© 2012 Christopher Burdett

I always thought of a giant as being monstrous while an Ogre is a giant horrible man. A giant man filled with hate, cunning, and the lust to destroy and kill. Giant kin might have some skill and craft, the Ogres have all the talents of man, they are only limited by their increased size and the complexities this brings to forge and craft. Their uncontrollable hatred and for man and things of the human civilizations also stunts their true potential - to the benefit of most other living creatures. Big bulky monsters are always fun to draw, had a lot of fun with this one, too bad all monsters have a similar body type.

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...

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1 comment:

  1. Ogres, a classic within fantasy.
    I guess you would have some size issues when everyone smaller than you are better at making detailed handy work.