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I was and still am a little dissatisfied with how the Jaguar turned out. I swore to myself that the remaining mundane entries in the Monster Manual will be more interesting and feel like they exist in my D&D world. With that in mind I moved forward on the Flightless Bird with a wider idea of how to depict what is essentially just an animal. I thought it would be really fun (and I really wanted to draw it) to depict the ostrich as a mount and have some smaller creature riding it. I thought about using a previous entry as the rider, but I decided to go with a fully armored small figure to hopefully distract less from the bird. The only problem is that if there was a video game that came out 30 years ago and involved a FLYING bird like creature that the second you put an armored figure on a bird you are obviously drawing something from said video game. Oh well... it was fun to draw...
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 another exciting week on the blog, I will see you back here on Monday! Until then...
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