2 New BeholdersPosted: October 5, 2011 Filed under: art, monsters, portfolio, project 5 Comments
I’ve had some commissions on the drawing board lately; first up is an illustration of a group of dudes about to get wasted by a beholder, in pen and ink:
This is a pencil sketch I did beforehand. As you can see, there were some changes (click image to make bigger):
I’m also working on some other stuff, including one of a more gonzo take on the same thing. This one is probably for my own wall. Work in progress — please excuse the shitty photo. Sucks to be Mr. Fighter man who has just gotten his torso erased. Dwarf is stoned and Wizard is getting his chest blown open with a lightning bolt. R.I.P.
EDIT: To answer someone’s question, I posted back in May that I was thinking about doing my own version of a picture that was done by the official Wizards of the Coast artists. The ones done by Wizards featured some of their standard ‘iconic’ characters fighting a beholder. This one (below) is my version of that picture with my own ‘iconic’ characters including Mr. Dwarf who looks like a garden gnome.
I like the “fins” on the second beholder. Nice touch.
The b/w one is awesome, and can’t wait to see the colour gonzo one when done 🙂
I like this! Were the PCs supposed to be based on certain Heritage miniatures? Because I totally have that dwarf and barbarian woman. 😉
MikeMonaco: You are right. All 4 character types plus the beholder were supposed to look like the old lead minis by client request. The ‘beholder’ mini looks less like a floating beach ball with eyestalks and more like a floating flattened oval with stubby little eyes on top (probably to make it easier to cast) but has a really menacing looking mouth and big, insane eye on front.
I love the gonzo treatment, although the twisty cave bits in the B&W version are cool.