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Shathrax by BenWootten Shathrax by BenWootten
Illustration for Wotc, Dungeon Mag 154. Good old D&D baddy.
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Oktanas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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bellatrix-dourden Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
This is truly one of the best illustration of an ilithid I've ever seen on the net. Great job ^^
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, that is high praise, there is some pretty cool mindflayers out there:)
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xhagast Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I always found them CREEPY.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He finds you creepy, what do you think about that!!!;)
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Valcyr Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I feel like he needs a pirate hat. Can he have a pirate hat?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He can:)
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Valcyr Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Excellent!
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Ninja430 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 illllliiiiiithiiiiidssssss. very nice. strange though. when i type in mind flayers and/or illithids, this pic never showed up except when i typed in D&D. what are those things exactly on the bottom? Gibbering ooze?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks:)

I believe he is surrounded by his own creations:)
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Ninja430 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhhhhh. it was kinda hard to tell for me. at first glance it seemed that they were attacking him and his sleeves were torn. took a closer look and saw that they weren't torn at all XD

and you're welcome
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Very lovecraftian.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There is a bit of that squeezed in there
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Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Mindflayers. Twisted, sick bastards, I love them. You have done their kind justice with this piece, the screaming associates, minions and prisoners seem to be... 'enjoying' his company. Well done, keep up the good work.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He loves his work!!!!
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:iconnightmarecl:
Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
He sure does, probably too much but hey, why not?
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MasterBrief Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
dude, awesome
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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Ulysses-Grant Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Big fan of this piece, but wanted to know if you thought up names and uses for the items that Shathrax has on him while you did the artwork. Just was interested as a curiosity seeing the adventure he's in doesn't have anything on it.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No I wish I had put that much thought into it, but I didn't. The brief siad he had a lot of interesting wands on him, the rest is just for interest and detail.
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Xavior3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Ilithid.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, but is there such a thing as a nice Ilithlid?
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Xavior3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice on your part for portraying such a wicked and vile creature.
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Gamamoto Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Really amazing ! Remids me of the story of Drizzt Do'Urden in the Forgotten Realms
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!!!!:)
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The-Mysterious-MJ Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
That's really awesome! I love the composition, it's really strong.

And the detail is amazing! :D
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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
Cheers
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girlgunner Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Mindflayers scare me... *hides*
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
still hiding?
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Ylcarath Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Writer
My most powerful character ever is a female Mind Flayer whose only goal is to become a god. Her companions of choice are two devil twins (sort of her brawn), and an Entropic Reaper who harvests souls so she, too, can become a god. I saw your Shathrax, and the first thing I thought was, oh my god it's Irithia's mate. This picture is so incredibly epic and perfect. Love it love it, Mind Flayers are my favorite creatures ever. So sinister, so clever, so incredibly evil. I want a t-shirt that says I :heart: Brains in honor. Kudos to you! =D
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Ulysses-Grant Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Funny that, see they are simply the creation of a humanoid who has been implanted by asexually produced tadpole and altered to be a genderless host form. Then again what is fantasy for if not switching things up a little and adding evil squid romance to your list of things you want to imagine on your off nights.
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wereguy2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Wow, Mind Flayers look so weird without the traditional flowing robes. All lanky...
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coffeecoffee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Incredible! Truly amazing!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:) Cheers
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HellsBreath Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
haha ^^ reminds on chtulu.
your gallery rlz !
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks:)
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mrnyuckles Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Way cool. Nice job.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Montalve Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
awesome image!!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats pretty epic! Nice work!
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Graxiplon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
i'd love to give you constructive criticism but... i dont think theres anything to criticize.
is his robe made of faces? thats sweet, nice work man.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, his robe is made of faces, nice spotting:)
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Graxiplon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
i guess it was just that well drawn that i had to keep looking at it and kept noticing all these little details you'd added.
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thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
This has got to be one of your best!
Great lighting, and what really seals it for me is all the little things scattered about the bottom on the floor, all those little details really make the whole thing swirl with imagination and ideas.

Good good stuff! If I could fave it 5 times I so would. ;)
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Can't go wrong with a classic like a mind flayer, those guys draw themselves, I just do as I am told;)
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DorianAG Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
amazing Ithilid.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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