Friday, August 14, 2015

Fresh from the drawing table... Demon (Manes)!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Demon (Manes)! I needed a break from all the "B" monsters in my journey though the original D&D Monster Manual, and that means a DEMON! I more or less opened the section on Demons and Devil and pointed to one at random, the winner was the Manes Demon. I present to you my version of a Demon (Manes)… 

Demon (Manes)
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2015 Christopher Burdett

There is a description in the original Dungeon & Dragons Monster Manual about these guys residing on the 666 level of hell in a elemental realm of fire and that these lost souls are now more or less unintelligent demon fodder. After completing this drawing I noticed that this particular demon has taken a different visual direction over the years from where it began. I wanted to be true to the original and use that as a leaping off point. I envisioned these monsters wallowing in the fires of hell until they are called forth as foot soldiers for some Demon Lord. Devoid of any intelligence and only motivated to kill anything that is not a demon they simply wait is a sea of fire. The unlife of a demon...

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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