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beholder by Andrew-Robinson beholder by Andrew-Robinson
This thing has eleven eyes. After painting about three of em I was over it. Haha.
FYI, this is watercolor and gouache and finished in photoshop. A short cut that I used was to to have the original painting on one layer in multiply. Then I copied that layer and made a new layer also on multiply. This made all the colors and contrasts a lot richer. And on the copied layer I went in and hit the highlights with the brush either on lighten or overlay. I also had a layer(on darken) underneath for areas that I wanted darker. And 2 layers on top(one overlay and the one above that on lighten) to make the highlights really pop with the brush again on lighten or overlay. Not saying that this is the best way, but it was quick, fun and easy and doesn't scream "he did this with photoshop" all over the painting.
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beholder by ~Andrew-Robinson ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by Pyritie )
:icongreglakowske:
GregLakowske Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
A really awesome job here...the beholder is indeed something to behold ...what a great picture of a cool D&D battle scene
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:iconkevintheradioguy:
kevintheradioguy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Writer
W-w-watercolours? o_0 Holeeee :ohnoes: I mean... I just love watercolours, but I couldn't imagine something as magnificent as this could be drawn with watercolours. It's just :clap:
But is that, uh... lizardfolk? Kobold?
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:iconurbanmelon:
UrbanMelon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What an amazing illustration, loving the action !
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:iconmrtbsc:
MrTBSC Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
iīm just imagining that thing on mother brains mechanical chickenbody
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:iconthekittyhat:
TheKittyHat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of the beholders in Zenonia...
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the acrobatic look of the dragonborn! I was hoping for sleeker reptilian player characters as it were.

Damn! That lady has a strong chin! :D
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thats amazing! Very nicely done! :D
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:icondoaspotcheck:
DoASpotCheck Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Intense man. Good Job!
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:iconsatanasko:
Satanasko Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Great technique and perspective! I love it!
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:iconpandazilla:
Pandazilla Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Ahhh! I Love it! It reminds me of Baldur's Gate! This is a fantastic painting <3
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:iconeneyeseekay:
Eneyeseekay Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Looks gorgeous. It's got that older feel you'd expect from an old D&D handbook or something. Nice..
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
awesome work!
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:icongozillaaaaaah:
Gozillaaaaaah Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I'm floored, and you're right, it doesn't scream "he did this with photoshop". Oooh the benefits of mastery. Well done!
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:iconroaring-flame-cat:
Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful details! :D well worth the DD!
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:iconclairvoire:
Clairvoire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
The dwarf with the hammer is nigh useless and he KNOWS it
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:icondagionax:
Dagionax Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cool, does that thing float or does it have legs? Btw the creature on the right looks like a skirmisher from halo reach.XD.
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
:iconbeholderplz: Ah Yes! The Imfamous "Beholder"! Each eye can cast a different spell - all of them from Hell! Yer drawin' takes it to the next level!
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Alveric2 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Writer
I didn't understand a word you said, but I like it.

Alveric2
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:iconnitros124:
NITROS124 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Zenonia?
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:iconnusquam-vir:
Nusquam-Vir Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Nope, classic D&D
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:iconnitros124:
NITROS124 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Ah yes! silly me.
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:iconmadnezz344:
madnezz344 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
awzome :D
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:iconthezombiecreepshow:
TheZombieCreepShow Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I appreciate how you actually explain how you did some of your technique...they are nice tips.
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:iconthereminstudio:
ThereminStudio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Bro, your water color scanning tips made my day, thats exactly what Ive been wondering about since ages!

That without mentining how awesome this is!
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:iconkittenpoop:
kittenpoop Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
makes me wanna play DND again
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:iconjeturner:
JETurner Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember fighting that thing.
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:iconrahztheechidna:
Rahztheechidna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That creature looks familiar. Like from some fantasy game. Hm.
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:iconforeverzerodragon:
ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, is a beholder, a creature thats appear in a loooooot of histories, games, movies... is a classic, like dragons, gorgons, centaurs, bla bla bla :D
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:iconrahztheechidna:
Rahztheechidna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It still looks deadly familiar. I'm probably thinking Mother Brain, but I dunno.
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:iconforeverzerodragon:
ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=O hehe I know what you mean now... yeah that face remembers me something but I donīt know who or what XD
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:iconorange-pig:
orange-pig Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I'm lovin the beholder's teefers.
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:iconfritzchen-26:
Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm thinking she's saying about the same thing I do when I walk my party (Baldur's Gate ftw!) into a room full of those things - "well shiiiitttt!" :D
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:icondieman:
Dieman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this seems like a side detail, but I love how you did the surrounding scenery, the walls especially. They're very realistic-looking and fantastic.
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:iconolaughter:
OLaughter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional
Cool.
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:iconaca22:
aca22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
awesome XD
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:iconlokimotive:
LokiMotive Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
is this by anyway inspired by spiderweb software games [link] ? they had lizards as playable characters and eye monsters too.
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:iconredfoxbennaton:
Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous.
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:iconlocounpoco:
LocoUnPoco Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
wwwwwwwow awesome !!
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:iconspektr13:
SPEKTR13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Sweet...D&D at it's best....great job
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:iconlfbeta16:
LFBeta16 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011   General Artist
OMG!!! :omg:
Thatīs epic and awesome!! *w*
:iconapproveplz: :D
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:iconvulturethe:
VultureThe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student General Artist
really nice work man, keep going !
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:iconpauldeggan:
pauldeggan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
very dynamic prospective, love it
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:iconscientificartist:
scientificartist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great. It reminds me of the 60's style of comic book covers, telling a story with one frame. Excellent work!
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:iconbahamut20:
Bahamut20 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Remember, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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:iconwirls:
Wirls Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Great work! Well done!
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:iconnetherstray:
NetherStray Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That lady is screwed if she gets a blow to the heart. I can't imagine anything hitting her tits is going to turn out any better, either.
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:iconlightingupthestars:
LightingUpTheStars Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
creepy yet AWESOME!!!
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:icondashboard272:
Dashboard272 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Its world of warcraft. I just killed that boss :)
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:iconbilbooblib:
BilboobliB Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Always hated beholders :) they some tough SOB's .Great drawing
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:icon7thsilentghost:
7thsilentghost Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!
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