Friday, July 25, 2014

Fresh from the drawing table... Barracuda!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Barracuda! Still working my way through "B", especially the mundane monsters. Nevertheless, the mundane monsters must get all the love... even when they are just a fish. They all have their place in my universe. I present to you my version of a Barracuda… 

© 2014 Christopher Burdett

Sometimes it just does not work out for a monster. Sometimes they just end up mounted on a wall. Sometimes they will take off someones hand before that happens. Sometimes before they end up on a wall they take someones hand off and they are beaten to death with a club. I originally was playing around with the idea of having the Barracuda in a large jar as if it was component, specimen, or food item. I knew I didn't want to have it in the water swimming around or in battle... there will be plenty of time for the when I get to the Gar (Giant) and Octopus (Giant). SO... the Barracuda gets to live out its mundane monster life on the wall in a tavern.

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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