Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blue Slaad

This was for fun. Although I usually work in oils, I've been trying to teach myself digital painting lately. I use photoshop for color studies right now, but I haven't reached the point where I could do a finished piece entirely digitally. Its a Blue Slaad, a classic Dungeons and Dragons monster that I took from my sketchbook. I don't know how successful an illustration of a vicious beast it could be when my wife Gina says it looks cute.


  1. He's "cute" in that he's a big old meanie with a softer charm underneath it all. Look at that smile. It doesn't mean he can't be fierce too.

  2. Blue salad... interesting. I really dig the Wolverine-esque claws though, I'd love to see this guy from different angles of character design. Maybe the next one? :)

  3. Thats not a bad idea. I didnt make up the claws, the good people at D&D are responsible for that. This was just a study in digital painting for me from what was nothing much more than a doodle. Exploring it more as a concept design would be fun though