Monsters A-Z the second pass
© 2012 Christopher Burdett
If you are keeping track the very first entry, the Bugbear, was posted on May 7th, 2010. I started with the Bugbear and not the Axebeak because I like the Bugbear better. The Bugbear is also the first of the current 47 monsters to see completion. Speaking of 47 monsters, let's have a look at what they all look like together, drawings that spread over 2 years worth of time...
Monsters A-Z the first 47
© 2012 Christopher Burdett
Now that I am done with two passes... WHAT NOW?! At this point I think I have resigned myself to completing what I began and will draw everything in the original D&D Monster Manual. I am just trying to decide what 'everything' will mean for me and how I would like to go about moving through the book hear on out.
Not only are there MANY entries for demons, devils, dragons, and giants - all of which will be fun to explore and create - but will I want to draw them in waves or in mass? And there is also the issue of the Dinosaurs... there are pages and pages of Dinosaurs in the MM. I LOVE Dinosaurs, but I do have my limits and that goes for the Demons, Devils, Giants and all the rest. I am still working out if I want to do another standard pass through the book or if it is time to just start with "A" and do the remaining and then move to "B". I have already completed my first new "A" entry and there is a "B" monster I would REALLY like to do, so as of right now it looks like a third A-Z pass is in my immediate future. I have resigned myself to the reality that eventually I will just be drawing "D" and "G" entries. I will finish what I start! It is just those completely invisible monsters that have me worried... here is a blank sheet of paper, isn't it scary!
I will be updating all the monster entries to show the following collections of links so that you can access all the monsters! Wave 3 will be beginning soon, I hope you are ready! RAWR!
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 Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...
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