Friday, September 4, 2015

Fresh from the drawing table... Beetle (Giant) - Rhinoceros!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Beetle (Giant) - Rhinoceros! I am now in the home stretch of giant beetles from the original D&D Monster Manual. With the completion of the Giant Rhinoceros Beetle I have one remaining beetle to go. I present to you my version of a Beetle (Giant) - Rhinoceros… 

Beetle (Giant) - Rhinoceros
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2015 Christopher Burdett

The long lasting repercussions of the antics of the mad wizard Elwerk the Everseeing are indeed server. When you unleash giant insects into the world willy–nilly you can be darn sure there will unforeseen negative fallout. When one of Elwerk's rogue beetles came tromping and destroying its way through the kingdom of Melltrom you can hardly fault the Queen in seeking a remedy to their sudden giant insect problem. Who you can blame is Whrenhurst the Wise and her creation of the ANOTHER even MORE giant insect to combat the first giant insect problem. Needless to say the kingdom of Melltrom was destroyed and now there are even more giant insects just roaming around. Well, roaming around until their bodies give out because insects really were never meant to be that big and magic can do just so much. Another reason why the use of magic needs more regulations.

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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