Monday, July 24, 2017

Ophiomornous Bureaucrat - The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia

I have a new piece from The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia! Today's monster is the wily Ophiomornous Bureaucrat. When you are grossly wealthy from your wheeling and dealing in the governing networks of the Grand Bazaar, you no longer need to worry about wasting effort on moving yourself around. Equipped with the finest assistance platform from the Construct Guild, the Ophiomornous Bureaucrat is ready to quote subclauses and bylaws regarding zoning and construction requirements all day long. Be sure you have your scrolls and paperwork filled out in triplicate when dealing with the Ophiomornous Bureaucrat...

Ophiomornous Bureaucrat
11 x 14 - Pencil on paper
Currently Available Grand Bazaar Originals
© 2017 Christopher Burdett

Ophiomornous Bureaucrat - Drawing
11 x 14 - Pencil on paper

© 2017 Christopher Burdett

The Ophiomornous Bureaucrat was initially going to look a little different. I had worked up a concept, printed it out, and had begun working on the final drawing when I realized it just was not working. I did not feel the design had been pushed far enough. I felt there were still some issues in the assistance platform that were not working. This is my world, and I get to make the rules, and my original design for the Ophiomornous Bureaucrat was not cutting it. I destroyed the drawing that I had begun, reworked the design, and was instantly happy that I made the change. Here is the original concept for the Ophiomornous Bureaucrat...

Original concept for the Ophiomornous Bureaucrat
11 x 14 - Digital
© 2017 Christopher Burdett

Here are all the other completed monsters for The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia: Aberrant Stilter, Belled Kreep, Corrupted Knight, Dight-Kin, Eau-de-nil Elder, Ethra VanDalia, Footman, Gray Wanderer, Gullet, Humgruffin Mother, Irritated Girasol, Judicator, Kiplorbic Animal Dealer, Lammergeier Transport, Myopic Riflemen, Nimsbane Curse Victim, Ophiomornous Bureaucrat, Petrous Blacksmith, Quincaillerie, Saint Marque, Smokestack, Thrice, Uncanny Scribe, Virulent Artificer, Xandrell Tree, Yote Arms Dealer, and Zombic Spore.
As an added bonus, I have some images of the line work and rendering process of this piece so that you can get a better idea of it taking shape...

Ophiomornous Bureaucrat - Process © 2017 Christopher Burdett 

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog. See you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

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