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.
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!
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... ;-;
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.
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.
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?