Here's a creature concept I'm submitting to a contest on ArtOrder, a blog run by D&D's art director, Jon Schindehette. It's a great read for anyone interested in fantasy art. Jon presents a new challenge every few weeks, and gives an enlightening look into the mind of an art director on a regular basis. The contests are usually based on past projects or something similar, so it's a great way to work up a good portfolio.
Anyway, this time around the contest was to reimagine a creature from one of D&D's many Monster Manuals: the Devil Assassin. This monster can manipulate shadows to cloak itself or attack. Figuring out a way to make a tangible object read as a shadow was really fun. The contest's prompt also requested that we include bits of armor that look like demonic body parts, which was nice because coming up with an arrangement of different pieces that look varied but cohesive was a challenge.
Hope you guys like it, wish me luck!
1 year ago