Tag Archive: AlphaBeasts

Mar
05
2012

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 …

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Feb
27
2012

T is for Thought Eater

From the original Monster Manual: second only to 1986’s live action Howard The Duck in the “simultaneously creepy/dopey duck-based character design” department, the Thought Eater. T is for Thought Eater The original art for this is for sale here.   You can follow the other “T” entries as people post them to Twitter this morning …

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Feb
20
2012

S is for Snyad

Hide your gold, hide your knives! S is for Snyad The original art for this is for sale here.   You can follow the other “S” entries as people post them to Twitter this morning by following the #AlphaBeasts hashtag. View all previous AlphaBeasts entries at the AlphaBeasts Tumblr: http://alphabeasts.tumblr.com/. You can also find some …

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Feb
13
2012

R is for Roper

R is for Roper The original art for this is for sale here.   You can follow the other “R” entries as people post them to Twitter this morning by following the #AlphaBeasts hashtag. View all previous AlphaBeasts entries at the AlphaBeasts Tumblr: http://alphabeasts.tumblr.com/. You can also find some submission guidelines there, as well as …

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Feb
06
2012

Q is for Quasit

From the original Monster Manual… Q is for Quasit The original art for this is for sale here.   You can follow the other “Q” entries as people post them to Twitter this morning by following the #AlphaBeasts hashtag. View all previous AlphaBeasts entries at the AlphaBeasts Tumblr: http://alphabeasts.tumblr.com/. You can also find some submission …

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Jan
30
2012

P is for Peryton

So after ragging on the mongrelman a while back, I’ve wound up drawing one of those silly “mash-up” beasts after all: the peryton. According to the Monster Manual, the peryton is, “the result of the same type of experimentation as brought about the owlbear.” Experimentation, eh? One hopes the deer was on the receiving end …

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Jan
23
2012

O is for Osquip

There were a number of interesting “O” Dungeons & Dragons creature choices for this week’s AlphaBeasts, but once I crossed the osquip in the Fiend Folio my mind was made up. Partially I think it’s because he’s clearly the ancestor of the watery-beer-shilling “Spuds MacKenzie,” commercial icon of the 80s. The osquip is the original …

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Jan
16
2012

N is for Neo-Otyugh

I started off not really liking this creature design, but looking at it now, I think this is one of the best AlpahBeast drawings I’ve done. N is for Neo-Otyugh The original art for this is for sale here.   You can follow the other “N” entries as people post them to Twitter this morning …

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Jan
09
2012

M is for Morkoth

None of the “M” D&D creatures I saw really jumped out at me this week, so I decided I’d select the most abjectly ridiculous creature I could find instead. While I settled on the Morkoth from the original Monster Manual, the Mongrelman from the Fiend Folio was a close runner-up. Mongrelman is one of those …

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Jan
02
2012

L is for Lizard Man

This week’s “L” choice was an easy one to make. As a kid I drew tons of D&D stuff, but for some reason this little guy was my favorite. As he appears in the 1979 edition of the game, though, he’s a bit of an odd bird. Lizard men appear in two locations of the …

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