Friday, May 18, 2012

Fresh from the drawing table... Sahuagin!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Sahuagin! 'S' is a robust letter offering a lot of exciting monsters to choose from and it is always a hard decision to see who gets drawn first. The only reason the Sahuagin didn't get picked the first time through is that I had never drawn a Shambling Mound and I have drawn Sahuagin for D&D. On my second pass through I can now draw that most dastardly sea devil! I present to you my version of a Sahuagin ... 

© 2012 Christopher Burdett

Aquatic scaly reptile fish man monsters... how can you be so fun to draw? Since I have already worked on a piece using the official D&D Sahuagin it can be a bit of an extra challenge to redesign the monster. Much like the Kobold, there is a lot about the current version of the monster that I really like. While I tried to approach the Kobold from a completely new direction, I tried not to stray too far with the Sahuagin. It is after all a humanoid aquatic lizard fish monster... there is still a lot of territory to cover before you need to start fresh. I should say that I did not actually pose for this monster, another artist and friend posed for monster reference some time back and I am finally getting around to using one of the images.

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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