Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Monstrous Manual Project 001

I recently dug out my old Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual. Flipping through it reminded me of how much I used to sit with it in front of me, just looking at the illustrations. It's part of the reason I got into art. Anyway, it occurred to me that with all the great creature descriptions inside, I should try making my own illustrations. If nothing else, it'll be good practice and more stuff for the portfolio.


Dear Wizards of the Coast,

Please don't sue me.



The first creature in the Monstrous Manual, as it is alphabetized by the creature names, is the Aarakocra. Aarakocra are bird men that live in tribes in the mountains. They share large communal nests, and hunt with javelins using their thumbs on both hands and feet.

1 comment:

J. A. W. Cooper said...

Such a brilliant idea! I hope you do more soon!

Also, you're compliments are far more creative than mine. Uh, let me see....

Did you draw this in a washing machine? Cause it rocks my socks!