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Beholder by Vincent-Covielloart Beholder by Vincent-Covielloart
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.
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
my god the yours is more fearsome! it uses magic too??
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
Creative interpretation of a classic character.
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Stegron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Beholder-kin
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Excellent! I have to say I like this look more.
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waterbaloon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
does it swim or fly?
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VG5006 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Finally it looks cooler!
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Draykon321 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
This creature design is so twisted and non-Euclidian and I love it! :D
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
e y e
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
I like this much more than the original, well played.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
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.
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Vincent-Covielloart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Thanks! I wanted incorporate some level of "realism" into the design. 
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D
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DivinityWitheld Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
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.
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Vincent-Covielloart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Thanks! I thought a more crustacean-like design would lend itself nicely to the Beholder. 
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Nioxi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You've somehow managed to make the Beholder MORE terrifying. Congrats, you wonderful psychopath.
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Vincent-Covielloart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Haha! thanks!
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JohnRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016   General Artist
Great redesign. This looks more menacing and less cartoonish than the original.
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StrangeStickmanStuff Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like a sci-fi alien!
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Agacora Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student General Artist
I guess beauty really is in the eye of this thing
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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
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yikes, I'm gonna need a beer holder.
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InkGink Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing! :D
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