Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Black Dragon)
Okay! Time for another week's worth of dragons (which comes super late). I did a Black Dragon, that classic malevolent ball of hate. My partner went for something a little bit more obscure with the Sunwyrm, a sun-like creature with Sleipnir-ish anatomy.
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Yu Lung)
Man, we've been pretty crummy lately as keeping the blog up. Anyway, we're still going with Dragon "Month" which is turning out to be Dragon Four-Weeks-With-A-Lot-Of-Time-In-Between.
I did the Yu Lung this time, also known as a Carp Dragon. The Oriental Adventures setting is really growing on me. The dragons are pretty interesting. There's about ten different kinds of dragon (known as Lungs), but they all come from the same baby form. Up until juvenile, all Lung dragons have a weird larval stage until they suddenly change. Kind of how like with the old digimon toys you'd get the round thing and you could either en up with an awesome dinosaur or a poopy slug.
Joe decided not to focus on a specific breed of dragon, going instead for some of the dragon-only prestige classes available in the Draconomicon. He chose the Hidecarved Dragon, dragons who beef up their resistances by ripping up their scales in cool patterns.
Sorry about the being late. By a whole month. Wowsers.
Anyway, huge apologies and excuses written on the same page as my Tiamat drawing. Joe did Bahamut. We really went in a bit of a crazy direction with these (especially Bahamut), but that's really the whole point of Dungeons and Drawings, isn't it.
This officially concludes Dragon "month", which I hoped you enjoyed. I've returned to doing polls to determine next week's creature, so go cast your vote.
Results of last week's poll determined that the character was male and a member of a small, shunned race. Therefore, the creature for the week is a Hybsil who goes by the name of Buck.
This marks the beginning of Buck's story. Using the polls, you will decide what path Buck takes as he enters life as an adventurer. This week, you'll help determine what class he is, and who he's been taking his training from. So go and vote and help further Buck's story.
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Celestial Fire Beetle)
First of all, Dungeons and Drawings now has an official facebook page. Meaning that those of you who don't come to these forums that often or don't really used blogger very much can now follow that page for updates as they come.
Secondly, the winner of the poll to determine Buck's class was arcane savant. You are now Buck, Hybsil sorcerer! One of your most useful spells is summon monster I, which you use to call your trustworthy celestial fire beetle.
You've completed the very basics of your training and you're almost ready to go out into the world and face adventure. But first, your tribe has to give you a test, to prove your worth to go leave the safety of your native land. But which test will you take? Go vote on the new poll to determine the next part of Buck's story!
Joe and I will be there this Saturday and Sunday, under the label of Omnipathy comics. If any of you guys out there are from London or near London, come on over to buy Dungeons & Drawings stickers and cards, as well as Joe's 100% original comic book Omnipathy #1.
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Rat Swarm and Will O Wisp)
Slowwwwly making my way through my backlog of monsters of the past... three weeks. The first two are the answers to the poll questions: Buck's test and subgenre of horror. So here's are my responses, the first is Will O Wisp (test of courage) and the next is the Rat Swarm (psychological horror).
Next couple of monsters will be my choice, to make things go faster until I'm all caught up.
For the next coupla weeks I'm gonna take a break from the Buck Story to do character portraits of my Carrion Crown group. This is technically Pathfinder and not D&D but the two things are so dang similar it may as well count.
We've got six players in our group, and I've done two portraits so far. The first is, of course, mine: Spackle Thrush the super playful gnome juggler/comedian. She's probably one of the most fun characters I've ever play ever ever and the most useful outside a combat situation. I'm literally building her so she can do diddly squat when it comes to hitting things, preferring to go about stopping conflict with friendship and smiles (or the Oppressive Boredom spell because Ultimate Magic inserted a ton of super funny spells).
The second character is the team archer/tracker, a dhampir (i.e. a half vampite), Cassimara Raventhorn. Extra little funny tidbit on her because the team cleric has built his character around being an undead slayer, didn't notice that our ranger is half-vampire until the third session, and now has to give her a warning so she can avoid his super optimized channel ability.
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Tiefling rogue and human cleric)
I'm almost done with doing all the players in the group. This time I did a double one with this, drawing both the team cleric and rogue. Our cleric recently left us, which means battles are gonna go a bit more slowly since he'd pretty much optimized himself to destroy undead.
This particular image functions as both a monster drawing and a character portrait. Meet the former Tark Skullcutter, our party's barbarian, who met his unfotunate end at the incorporeal claws of a wraith. Then he met a second end by our hands and holy water when he came back to life as a hideous undead shade.
He has been buried in the cementery of the temple of Iomedae is Lepistadt.
And that's how we found out how super dangerous wraiths are.
This is the last of the character portraits for a while, which means I now get to go back to actually drawing monsters. Remember that?
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Demilich)
Meeeeeerry Christmas folks. I wanted a break from this, so this year's Christmas drawing was brought to you by Adam Vian of Super Flash Bros, who has given us the Gaspar (which was one of those unfortunate monsters who looks really silly in the manuals but we made it work). You may remember him from previous guest spots such as the Crypt Thing and the Glaistig.
Also last week I did a Demilich. One of the commenters on there said it was the Ed Hardy of the undead, and I think that's the most apt description in the world.
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Clockwork Mender)
Been busy these last coupla weeks with various things. This included me going around dropping off showreels to various studios. Still trying to work up the courage to send a portfolio to Paizo and Wizards.
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Disenchanter)
Yeah, the "beetle" in knell beetle is quite a loose term, considering their description in the book just screams crustacean to me.
Did a Disenchanter this week, another creature designed to correct your mistake of letting the party get a little too powerful. It seems like every other monster I come across now is something a wizard made and then lost control of. To the point where I've made a tag for it now.
This is the first background I've done since forever ago. The last background I drew was for the Black Dragon, which wasn't that good to begin with.
I do like Pathfinder's art for the disenchanter, but there's a nice, amusing yet menacing quality to the one you've drawn.
All my art has an amusing quality. I do like the Pathfinder disenchanter too, especially the part where it's a weaker monster so you stand a chance of doing okay against it.
Anyway, this is the Abeil, my creature for the week and also my 3d modelling practice. I wanted to make something quite low-poly under the illusion that it would be easier to rig. Well, I don't know if it was any easier to rig, but it was stupid and frustrating and when I was mostly done I figured out that maybe I could've done it another less stupid and frustrating way. Make mistakes and learn, I guess.
I decided to do a little research on bees as well, because sometimes I do things like that. On conclusion of said research, I was quite disappointed that Wizards didn't exploit the horrors of real bee society.
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Ice Serpent)
Here's the Ice Serpent, a creature of the world of Faerūn. It's really nice and interesting to draw a snake that's 100% constricting rather than the venomous kind, and I enjoyed the challenge of trying to find a way to communicate that (coils, coils everywhere).
This particular beast kills you by squeezing the life-heat out of you and absorbing it into itself. Supposedly it's invisible (according to the book's flavour text), but it doesn't seem to have that taken into account in its stats.
I was originally going for a Mignola look with this, but that devolved quite quickly into my usualy cutesiness. Because that's the way I roll.
Re: Dungeons and Drawings art stuff (new: Drow and Chronotyryn)
I'm not dead!
I've just been working for the past few weeks and boy does drawing all day tire me out. Now I'm back to having some free time, so I'm trying to catch up with my many missing weeks of Dungeons and Drawings.
I don't think I have to explain drow to you guys, but I'll give you a sentence. Evil elves with black skin that have a spider fetish.
The chronotyryn is something a bit more interesting, unusual and hasn't really saturated fantasy gaming culture the way drow have (and didn't make it's way in 4E even though it's an interesting concept). Essentially, it's a really big, highly intelligent bird with adamantine feathers and a double brain and voice box. They have dangerous magical powers, and a good amount of time-related spell-like abilities.