Tag Archives: Fiend Folio Fan Art

Look out! Here comes the bullywugs of the bog!

Here is my homage illustration of the bullywugs of the bog.  They were created by Gary Gygax for the first edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons original Fiend Folio.  The bullywugs are portrayed as a violent race of marsh-dwelling frog-like humanoids.  Bullywugs were often featured as a common antagonist in the 1980s Dungeons and Dragons animated series.  I always liked these frog-like villains.

 

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Starting The Year Out With a Monster Drawing.

This is my drawing of a Shambling Mound monster.  I created it using a Staedtler Fineliner pen, a Faber-Castell brush artist pen and a Sharpie fine point marker.   This drawing is another Fiend Folio inspired illustration.  When I was young, my brother had a whole bunch of the TSR monster bendy toys from Dungeons and Dragons.  The Shambling Mound toy was just a mass of green plastic.  It was still a menacing  lump of plastic.  The figure in the picture looks strangely confident.  Cindy, a fellow sketch blogger suggested I illustrate this particular creature.

shambling mound copy

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Drawings of More Monsters

I created these drawings with a Staedtler Fineliner pen and a Faber-Castell brush artist pen.   These two drawings are some more Fiend Folio inspired illustrations.  The TSR Fiend Folio is a book my brother owned when I was a kid.  The book is filled with illustrations of heaps of imaginative creatures malevolent and benign.  As a disclaimer, these drawings are neither created nor are they endorsed by the current copyright holders of TSR’s former property.  These are two drawings of a Beholder and an Owlbear.  I always thought the Owlbear is one of the most ridiculous and interesting of TSR’s creatures.  This Owlbear is surprised to find competition at its fishing spot.  Owlbear copy Beholdercopy

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I Have Always Loved Drawing Monsters

I created these drawings with a Faber-Castell brush artist pen and a Staedtler Fineliner pen.  The brush pen allows you to create a wonderful verity of line thicknesses, however it is hard to use for fine detail.  The drawings are of a subject I enjoy; I have always loved drawing monsters.  When I was young, my brother had a whole bunch of the TSR monster bendy toys from Dungeon and Dragons.  The toys were simple, almost completely without articulation and poorly painted, but they were a great deal of fun to play with.  He also had the TSR Fiend Folio book.  The Fiend Folio is a book filled with illustrations of heaps of imaginative creatures malevolent and benign.  The illustrations in the book I admire the most are created by Russ Nicholson.  His black and white illustrations have a great deal of detail and bold inking.  I figured I would make a few fan art drawings.  As a disclaimer, these drawings are neither created nor are they endorsed by the current copyright holders of TSR’s former property.  I made a Carrion Crawler, Hooked Horror and Rust Monster.  The Carrion Crawler is a mix of the original TSR version and the updated version.  I drew the Hooked Horror from the TSR Fiend Folio and the updated version (They both look incredibly ridiculous).   If you ran into the Hooked Horror in a dark passageway you would laugh and then run for your life.    I’ll post a few more Fiend Folio inspired drawings, next week.  carrion crawler copy hookhorror copy HookHorror2 copy copy

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