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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... by Gido Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... by Gido
*wink wink* 'cause like.... he's holding treasure... and to the beholder he's the treasure... so they're both beholding something that to them is particularly beautiful... hence the title  haha... ha... i'm bad at trying to sound witty....


Anyway, I've actually had this in the pipe for months now, but I just haven't found the time to pour into it because of work...
I got inspired to do beholders after reading one of Sushi-Troll's stories (this chapter in particular --> sushi-troll.deviantart.com/art…).
So yeah, did a rough draft of this last year (if i remember correctly) and it has been rotting away in my hard drive ever since... 'til now of course.  My next project deadline with the studio is a little ways away so I decided I might as well just finish this and get it off my plate.

So yeah, officially picking up where I left off on my Realms series.

Next up will probably be Dragonborn.... because I have been meaning to do them for a while now since I finished Brotherhood of the Griffon.


EDIT:
Process posts can be found here:
Facebook (drop by and say hi!) --> www.facebook.com/HinchelOr/pho…
Behance --> www.behance.net/gallery/509379…

(Download for high-res beholder??  If not for that, at least do it for the itty bitty coins which I took my time to detail)
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Given 2017-04-23
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Sors-the-luck-bot Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to be THAT guy and nitpick the only thing wrong about this...

The crown is on his head sideways, but in the beholders reflection it it's right on top of his head!

THOUGHT YOU COULD HIDE IT COULD YOU?

(Seriously though, this is badass)
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-06 (Depress) [V1]

in my defense, i didn't think anyone would really notice since it was suppose to be a minor detail.... Llama Emoji 33 (Down or Depressed) [V2] 
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:iconsors-the-luck-bot:
Sors-the-luck-bot Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Devils in em sir, and now you're damned! lol

Seriously though, great work, love your art.
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Gaalad Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Amazing job! I love the reflection in the eye of the monster. And the gold. And the expression of the guy. Great job!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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:iconinkslicer:
Inkslicer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Better use that dagger and stab That creatures eye dude!! I would not stand there even if there's no visible creatures, there's always a guardian of some kind!!
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Beholder behavior is what dungeon masters should try to emulate: intelligent, unpredictable, with a bit of megalomania
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:iconinvred:
InVRed Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Someone's about to be a statue beholders are clingy like that.
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:iconsushi-troll:
Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on another DD! :D
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
For some reason, these past DD's have been really timely.... Llama Emoji-52 (Worried) [V3] 

just when i'm about to implode from stress, a random DD appears... bringing with it just enough good vibes to right my ship...  Llama Emoji-51 (Content) [V3] 
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:iconsushi-troll:
Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I approve of this. :iconmegustaplz:

Hopefully a massage therapist will tag along with the next DD. :D
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Congrats
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:iconpetethegrouch:
PeteTheGrouch Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Dude is sooo f**ked... he just don't know it yet! Sweating a little...

Nice work btw - congrats on the DD. :coolthumbup: 
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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:iconrjamakusa:
RJAmakusa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
"SHINY! See me sparkle like a diamond in the rou-"
(CHOMP)
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:iconwoop50:
woop50 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
This looks like MTG card art from the cutting room floor
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:iconeliashue:
EliasHUE Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Artist
OMG the puns in the description ore pure perfection! Amazing work!
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:iconwinsterpin:
winsterpin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love what you did with the mans face. That perfect in between, between cartoonish and realism. It does a really good job showing his naiveness and unawareness of the situation.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

Well, I did take a lot of (embarrassing) selfies as reference... just to make sure I got the look right. Llama Emoji-52 (Worried) [V3] 
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:iconwinsterpin:
winsterpin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Sexy stache my man
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:iconsuperrichman:
SuperRichMan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My character serves one XD
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds like an excellent story right there...
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing details - I love the play on "beholder" - also those of us who are observing this artwork are "beholders" - Congrats on the DD.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh god... you're right!


Thank you! Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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Maroro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
his left hand is missing a finger? don't get me wrong the thumb is hidden but in this angle his index should be visible?
Anywho i'm not saying i'm better than you, your painting skills are incredible
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha it's cool, i take crits in stride.  The index finger is actually there (it's probably more visible in the high-res), but yeah, i could have gone with a better angle for that hand.
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AskRowanclaw Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
😃
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dafirefrog Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Loove this, and so clever!
Greed 
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Bluefiregrl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on your DD!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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ToonyGirl12 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least it looks beautiful. :heart:
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xhantu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
The idea is great and the drawing is too. You can see the transition from happiness to fear on his face.
But there are two points that look wrong: the position of the crown in the reflection and his left hand.
From the position of the eye the crown would be nearly seen edge on, from the left back side. In the reflection this would be a band diagonal on the upper right side, with the top of the spikes behind a bit of hair.
And it looks like he is missing his index finger of his left hand. The details show you have drawn the finger tip, but the rest of the finger is missing. It's a difficult hand position to draw, but either the hand should be seen more edge on or the knuckle of the index finger should be visible too.
I hope this critique helps you to make your future work even better than this.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's fine, I don't really mind critiques, specially if they're mistakes I could have easily fixed.  Llama Emoji-06 (Depress) [V1] 

I've already made a mental note regarding not letting minor details go in the future.  Cutie Nod  Thank you! 
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KaiXtr Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
When the guy thinks that riches are worth more than life itself...=\:(
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:iconhapifawx:
HapiFawx Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vel'koz is that you? X)
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Beholder Vel'koz vs Explorer Ezrael
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:iconrpspartan117:
RPSpartan117 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I'm going to need tou to make some Dexterity Saving Throws"
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
".... also, you're gonna have to roll a 20...."
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Dankershawsculpture Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Nice!
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:iconrusfish:
RusFish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Greed... One word that definitely will end that man
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
At least he dies happy.
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:iconrusfish:
RusFish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
But MAYBE he is one of those treasure hunters who can exit even this situation :)
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:iconrusfish:
RusFish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed
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shadesmaclean Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... I hope that guy equipped his brown pants to go dungeon-delving. :|
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome! That guy is gonna die. :ohnoes:

Congrats on the DD~!!! :clap:
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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WaveSKyLord Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He is so fucked right now
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Okemian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing, if I was to give any sort of criticism it would be the crown, it appears to be perfectly central on his head in the reflection but tipped very far to the side in person. Otherwise everything else is perfect!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  

And yeah, everybody notices the crown in the reflection... i thought it was a minor detail so i didn't really mind it... but i guess it wasn't as minor a detail as i thought it was.



... can't decide now if i wanna correct it or just let it be....
i think i'll just leave this as is and just keep it in mind for future pieces...
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Okemian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can always keep it in mind an in the future do a "Draw it Again" meme ;P
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