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Drider by BenWootten Drider by BenWootten
A good D&D classic.

Paizo Publishing interior illustration
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LEX-graph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Really nice one!! ^^
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, fun painting a drider
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schizoknight12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Very wicked, malevolent, deadly, and evil. You really captured the evilness of this creature in its form, expression, and surroundings. Looks like death incarnate: quick if you're lucky, but oh so slowly if you pissed her off.
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YriCale Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Artist
That is the stuff of nightmares. Well done.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was stoked to get the chance to paint a drider for paizo, great creature:)
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Sparky1113 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
That is the stuff of nightmares. Well done.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, liked doing this one:)
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
So awesome!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Your welcome.
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the-real-drexxell Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Great Drider! My memory goes way back to 1st edition AD&D where the only driders were male, so I love seeing the female version here. Also, you've done a really good job of both capturing the "driders appear sexless" official description and subtly articulating that this one was female before the change. Thanks for sharing!
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Tarus-Garth Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
if I'm not mistaken, they were usually all male, because the ability to turn someone into a drider were only extended to the females in Lolth's complete favor. But also such punishment were usually only extended to unruly Drow males that unwittedly overstepped their boundaries. Such as Dinin, Drizzt's brother in "The Legend Of Drizzt" series. Poor sucker, he didnt deserve it... ;-;
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She was fun to do, good fun getting the balance of parts right, I think that it is easy to make the elf part too big. I really wanted her to feel nimble and fast not top heavy:)
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StarChild1104 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Wow
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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TheShadowDragoness Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing! there are so many little details! i love how the mace is a spider! i must fave this :love:
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I loved designing her gear and getting the spider motifs in where I could
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Skaramoosh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
I love the mace! And the little details you put into this piece. The hairs on her legs actually make her look more terrifying. :D
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah she a piece of work, all creepy and refined, quite a scary combo
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Aquin7777 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I really like the spider anatomy here, and the smooth blending of spider into drow.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thaks, I really loved getting to have a go at one of these beasties, was great fun. They are such a cool concept for a creature.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Disturbing. You know how to make a silly centaur look real and terrifying!

It's okay if I call her a centaur, right? I know the term usually refers to men with horse bodies, but I thought it could also refer to any kind of human-animal hybrids where the torso was human and the rear morphed into the body of an animal.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I think centaur works to describe the kind of creature she is, and yes you should be terrified of her.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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zoran-tilbiri Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That is amazing
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks:)
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Seraies Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
she still owns some personality and a hint of aestethics, thats two things people forget too often when picturing creatures of her sort
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I think driders would still be pretty smart and civilised, well the female ones anyways.
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Seraies Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I think she sticks out among all the fantasy creatures, I like her a lot^^
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I love Driders and Drow so I really enjoyed this piece and put a little extra time into her.
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Jackdorian Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
That is the most realistic drawing of such a fantastical creature I have ever seen.

Remember the third edition one from the monster manual? This one ups that by several score points!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers dude, I liked that illo, so you comliment me sir.
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alexandriatiffany Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I've no idea who Drider is, but this reminds me so much of how I had pictured Shelob before Peter Jackson corrupted my mental image with his movies. Good job. I applaud.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I can't possibly comment on the lOTR movies, too close to that by far:) Thanks for the compliment, I loved doing this piece. A drider is the corupted form of a dark elf that has displeased her goddess, she is not the forgiving type.
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alexandriatiffany Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I did think the movies were amazing. Just a bit different. I'm sure there are kabillions of kinds of elves out there, because I still have no clue *lol*
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gailee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009   Digital Artist
just, one, word, AMAZİNG
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, love driders and drow, fun to draw.
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna ride it
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That just sounds wrong on many levels;)
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
only in the most cowboy sense possible
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13foxywolf666 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is just the coolest! I love spiders.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I loved doing this piece, such a great classic D&D monster.
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13foxywolf666 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the little spiders that hang around her. :)
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mancatdog Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Best Drider Concept i've seen in my life , no doubt about that. so realistic and the design is great. your artwork is truly amazing :love:
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love driders and it was awesome to get achance to put my spin ( no pun intended) on it:)
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mancatdog Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
lol i love them too
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SparklyMuso Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Student General Artist
WOW
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
She is quite lovely. The turn of the spiders body is nice and the spiderweb 'clothing' is really smart.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Michael, great to meet you. Your name is familar for books and forums. Thnaks for the big ups, I really enjoyed this one, it was great to paint a drider, love the concept of the creature and it was awesome to put my spin on it. It was one of those pieces where you spend more time on it than the money allowed but know it was worth it.

You a have great work going on, are you busy at the mo?
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