Hey guys,

The Friday sketch is a day early because we’re jumping to another scene in the same chapter and I figured that this would be a good way to break things up. It also follows nicely with the theme of the next section, where the group will have to confront their inner beasts…

This sketch started out as a doodle of a more generic demony guy, and then veered off into big-furry-beast-dude territory. I’m very tempted to use this guy as an NPC the next time I run a fantasy game, since he seems like the slightly forlorn but still (more or less, depending on diplomacy rolls…) loyal product of a mages experimentation.

News: Posted August 18th, 2011 by Alina

^ 19 Comments to “Beast”

  1. Novan Ankh Says:

    Very cool!!

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 2:19 am
  2. talenkarr Says:

    O.O droool!!!
    SO FRICK’N COOL!!! can i copy this for my neice. she loves monsters.

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 2:52 am
  3. LoneHowler Says:

    He looks like a manticor crossed with a troll. Cool

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 3:14 am
  4. Plasma Man Says:

    He looks like he could pummel you into the ground, but he might not, if you treat him nicely.

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 3:44 am
  5. judebert Says:

    Looks like the archive is having some trouble. No images, claims no posts on certain days.

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 8:39 am
  6. Brent Says:

    And it quickly became my favourite sketch ever. So favourite that when I saw it I went, “Ooo, shiny!” and bought it. 🙂 And if I remember correctly, you then carried it with you for a bout a year because I couldn’t safely transport it from the con we were at and that was how long it took for us to reconnect. Which was awesome, it was like finding the sketch all over again! Thanks, Alina!

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 8:58 am
  7. That’s a pretty lovely sketch! You should totally bring him in!

    (On a side note he reminds me a little bit of Beast from the Fables Comics)

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 9:48 am
  8. Have you ever considered doing concept art for Blizzard?

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 12:18 pm
  9. Samaliel Says:

    Does anyone else get a broken display for archives pages?

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 5:45 pm
  10. pfogg Says:

    Yes, there seem to be archive problems (three different links lead to the same failure, so it’s not a broken link).

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 6:26 pm
  11. LightOtter Says:

    It looks like a character from Disney’s Gargoyles. I like him a lot.

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 11:04 pm
  12. xaq Says:

    It seems to be a compatibility issue between Facebook and older versions of Firefox. If you’re running Firefox 3, the Facebook “like” button breaks the page. We’re working on the issue, but if you update Firefox you should be fine.

    Posted August 18th, 2011 at 11:13 pm
  13. Todd Says:

    I have updated the site to remove the “Like” button for any version of Firefox before version 4. Newer versions and other browsers seem to work fine. Hopefully this fixes the issue!

    Posted August 19th, 2011 at 12:12 am
  14. saskia Says:

    Haha I’m amazed Mark can hold Dustin up!

    Posted August 19th, 2011 at 11:57 am
  15. Samaliel Says:

    I updated Firefox from 3.6.20 to 5.whatever today. Sorry I’ve been a bother.

    Posted August 19th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
  16. Ryu-Chan Says:

    What is going ooon????? I can’t see the older comics!! *whine* I wanted to re-read it!!

    Posted August 19th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
  17. Todd Says:

    I think I found the problem, for real this time! Archives should be back in shape after the cache refreshes.

    Posted August 20th, 2011 at 12:26 am
  18. Dekuton Says:

    For some reason i want to call that big demon like guy Samson….dont know why

    Posted August 21st, 2011 at 2:53 am
  19. Dan Genesis Says:

    You know, I have a question for you. What would someone who geeks out on music look like in their geek mode? I only ask because when it comes to D&D and Warcraft, I’m not near as knowledgable as some of my friends, but when it comes to music, I out-geek all of them combined.

    Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:58 am