Friday, December 4, 2015

Fresh from the drawing table... Baluchitherium!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Baluchitherium! I am playing catch up with all my redesigns of the monsters found in the original D&D Monster Manual. I had to get a lot of them completed for my RAWR! gallery show and they are just now starting to make it to the blog. First up is the mighty Baluchitherium! I present to you my version of a Baluchitherium… 

9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2015 Christopher Burdett

It is bad enough that wizards are making all kinds of new and horrific monsters. Even worse are the terrors that slip in from other planes of reality. Now there beasts and animals, long thought extinct, wondering the Realms. In reality, it is most likely the fault of a wizard or the side effects of the lines that separate the multitude of realities being broken down. Needless to say, when you start seeing prehistoric mammals and dinosaurs wondering the forests and fields, you there are some shenanigans going on. The Baluchitherium was one of the largest (naturally accruing) land mammals to ever live... and now it is back... and it is out for REVENGE! Or not. Maybe it just wants a green leafy snack. All the while the players just see a nice big juicy pile of experience at its demise. Of the life of anything living and breathing in the Realms is bitter and short if it is not way above the players challenge rating.

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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