Posts Tagged ‘commissions’

Monster Manual sketch request redux!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015


A couple of years ago I went on a bender taking commissions to draw monsters from the 1st edition AD&D Monster Manual and it was so much fun I’m giving it another go.

So here’s how it works:

1. Fill out the form below, telling me what monster you want me to draw.*
2. Click on the Paypal button and complete your purchase (price is US$80 + $5 postage).
3. Over the next week, I will draw your monster (in full colour!) and then post it to you.
4. It arrives at your house, where you put it in a beautiful gilt frame and hang it on your wall for friends, family, fellow gamers and potential future mates to admire and praise.
5. Many years later, you die alone and unloved, cursing with your last breath that hateful cartoonist whose horrible monster drawing destroyed all possibility of romance and happiness in your life.**

*As seen in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.
**No responsibility taken for purchaser’s future happiness.

Note: the number of requests is limited.

Monster Manual colour sketch
on A5 (148 x 210mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches) 300gsm watercolour paper

US$80 (+ $5 postage)

The AD&D monster you want:

Monster Manual Week: ROPER!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013



Today’s 1st edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual Sketch is the reprehensible roper.

The roper is found in subterranean caverns. Looking something like a 9 foot long cigar and able to disguise itself as a stalagmite, a pillar or even a “hump” on the ground, a closer inspection reveals what “appears to be a mass of foul festering corruption.”

However, adventurers foolish enough to carry out such a close inspection are likely to encounter the feature which gives the roper its name: six “strong, sticky rope-like excretion[s],” which shoot out to grab (and poison) its prey. The dazed unfortunate is then dragged into the roper’s “toothy maw” and “quickly devoured.”

The AD&D dungeon is full of these ghastly well-disguised monsters, including the piercer (a stalactite that suddenly drops from the ceiling to pierce, kill and devour passers-by), the water weird (which can hide in pools, fountains or even barrels of wine), the lurker above (which pretends to be the ceiling), the trapper (which pretends to be the floor) and my personal favourite, the mimic (which can pretend to be practically anything, but is particularly fond of mimicking a treasure chest).

My advice? Stay above ground at all times.

This was a commissioned Monster Manual sketch. I’m still taking requests (for a limited time) here.

Sketches – part 2.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Here’s another batch of sketches done earlier this year as part of my crazy bargain commission frenzy. You can see the rest here.

(click on a thumbnail to see larger image – and there are many more after the jump!)