Monday, September 20, 2010

Monsters!

 
Some beasties done for Wizards of the Coast. Painting these dudes was a big deal for me because after years illustrating various other RPG products, this was my first work for the big daddy, Dungeons and Dragons.

As a teenage lad I'd sit in my bedroom marvelling at art from the likes of Jeff Easley and Larry Elmore in the D&D books and imagine my own humble scribbles on those pages one day. It took a little while ( over twenty years! ) but it was worth the wait - opening a copy of Monster Manual 3 to see one of my doodles peering out was a little dream come true.


10 comments:

Dani said...

I'm very happy for you :) They all look amazing as usual! I think I actually like your monsters and robots the most.

Greg said...

Nice work Matt!

Dominuse said...

awesome!
I think I remember the first two in the new Dark Sun rulebook.
Are all four for Dark Sun?

Matt said...

Dominuse, the angry green dude is one of two illustrations I did for Monster Manual 3. The rest are part of a batch of 12 for Dark Sun, four of which were done with Arnie Swekel.

Rikkà said...

Great creatures,you really deserve a place in D&D world.

but your robots are my favorite

Dominuse said...

aha, great then post all of them cause pls they're great! :)

Mimi Cortazar said...

Cool Characters Matt :)

Olga said...

those are very cool! And congratulations on making it into the Manual :D

Steve Thomas said...

Very nice work. Congrats on making the "big league". Hope to be there one day myself.

Daniele(Danka)Montella said...

Wow, love that monsters!!! Great!