Friday, March 4, 2016

Fresh from the drawing table... Centipede (Giant)!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Centipede (Giant)! Continuing with the "C" monsters we arrive at one of my favorite types of monsters, the giant insect. They come in every species and in every size, but no matter the details they are always GIANT. I present to you my version of a Centipede (Giant)… 

Centipede (Giant)
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2016 Christopher Burdett

Most likely the Giant Centipede came about naturally, or naturally enough. In the deep forgotten tunnels of the earth some prehistoric or forgotten breed of centipede still dwells and only because of the adventure's lust for gold and XP did humanoids and Giant Centipede ever cross paths. Or perhaps the aberrant energy and radiation that ripped through time and space to allow the Beholders and Mind Flayers into the Realms has mutated creatures deep in the earth resulting in wild forms of life. Or it some some Cleric and their 'giant insect growth' spell and one thing led to another and now the land is full of giant insects. ...yeah, it was probably the idiot with the spell.

Current 100 original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual redesigns (C - ?): Camel (Wild), Cattle (Wild), and Centaur.

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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