U is for Umber Hulk

Yet another fairly silly Dungeons & Dragons character design: the umber hulk. You’re asking for trouble any time you put together a creature that has a set of eyes where it’s nose normally would be–and then eliminate the nose altogether.  I found the original published image of the umber hulk on the webpage of someone who’s written a pretty hilarious “umber hulk love poem.”

U is for Umber Hulk

The original art for this is for sale here.


The dopey design of the umber hulk is made even sillier by depicting him busting through a brick wall in the style of The Kool Aid Man:

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  1. Lupi says:

    Hilarious! I love his skinny little legs.

  2. Ben says:

    @ It’s already a pretty silly creature. I guess I just made him sillier by making his legs so scrawny!

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