Friday, April 10, 2015

Fresh from the drawing table... Demon Type III (Glabrezu)!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Demon Type III (Glabrezu)! It has been some time since I last posted one of these... actually the last time was July 25th, 2014. I was deep in the middle of "B" surrounded by a lot of mundane monsters and giant beetles when I got a little too busy to keep working on these. To shake off the cobwebs and get back into doing these I opened the Monster Manual at random and pointed... and so I worked on a Demon Type III (Glabrezu), RAWR! I present to you my version of a Demon Type III (Glabrezu)… 

Demon Type III (Glabrezu)
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2015 Christopher Burdett

There are a lot of Demons and Devils in the original Monster Manual and they are all super fun and I really look forward to working on them all. The Demon Type III (Glabrezu) has great pointing claw arms as as normal human like arms, silly Demons. More then anything, this piece was to get back into doing these Monster Manual redesigns. While there are parts I might like to have done differently now that I reflect on the finished drawing, I just needed to get it done and begin to think about these again. One of the biggest challenges is that I was working SO much smaller then I usually do now. I use to work exclusively on 9 x 12 paper and in the last year I have been slowly working bigger and bigger. I am now almost exclusively drawing on 11 x 14 and 14 x 17 sized paper. Going back to the 9 x 12 was a little difficult and I might need to plan for that in the future since I feel this piece was a little stiff because of the size of paper (and jumping right into the drawing head first).

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...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: