I loved the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manuals as a kid, and still do! In many ways it helped facilitate my love of world building. One creature I always found a little odd was the Beholder. Despite its rather simple appearance this beast could pack a powerful wallop. Just had some fun "reimagining" one.
my god the yours is more fearsome! it uses magic too??
Creative interpretation of a classic character.
Excellent! I have to say I like this look more.
does it swim or fly?
Finally it looks cooler!
This creature design is so twisted and non-Euclidian and I love it!
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I like this much more than the original, well played.
This actually makes more sense really. A flying, red, scaly cyclopic head with fangs really just looks like bad tattoo art or heavy metal music videos, but this thing I could imagine actually existing.
I really like this design. While there are several backstories for how the beholder exists, I feel this one is more believable as a creature in a world, still just as strange, but far more organic design then the standard rather functional focused design of the monster manual arts. The color pallets and design feel more crustasion-like which is somewhat typical for aberrations, and the octopod like nature of many tentacled creatures shows up here, it doesn't feel like it is treading any old ground at all, and does something really neat while feeling very familiar.
You've somehow managed to make the Beholder MORE terrifying. Congrats, you wonderful psychopath.
Great redesign. This looks more menacing and less cartoonish than the original.
This looks like a sci-fi alien!
I guess beauty really is in the eye of this thing
its extremely well made, and I personaly like it, the center eye, in my opinion could be a bit bigger, but still, it would be great to had that as an official beholder in the monster manuals of D&D
Yikes, I'm gonna need a beer holder.