Friday, January 21, 2011

Fresh from the drawing table... Owlbear!

I have for you today another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Owlbear! "O" had several really good choices and it was a little hard to finally narrow down my selection. In the end I went with my first instinct and picked the crazy mixed up monster. I present to you my version of an Owlbear...

© 2010 Christopher Burdett

A while back there was an ArtOrder challenge to reinvent the Owlbear. At the time I was just to busy to participate and I was kicking myself ever since. I hoped for the chance to create my own Owlbear and it looks like I finally got the opportunity! The Owlbear was always thought of a creature possibly made by some wizard's experiment and I thought that could be pushed even further. Why did the wizard have to do a good job at making a new creature? Why could it not have gone horribly wrong while at the same time have created a creature that functioned and survived... in it's own way. HOOT 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's all for another exciting week on the blog! See you back here on Monday! Until then...

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