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I cannot express just how much fun this was to do... finally got to scratch that itch after months of drawing for everyone but myself.

Okay, time to get this thing started!

First up, Illithids!

Now, how to show an illithid as one of the scariestest things you'll ever come across in the underdark?  Why, have him feed on drow of course.

Was going for Methil El-Viddenvelp at first (hence his eyes)... but then i decided to just go with a general illithid to start off my realms series.



Next on the list, Athrogate!


EDIT:
Just in case some of you want process shots of how I work on things, I usually upload them on my facebook page (yes, that's right! i kind of got one... ^^;).
So feel free to drop by and say hi! --> www.facebook.com/HinchelOr/

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cameosis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
wonderful. a true connoisseur!
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Capt-J-Dawson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
I bet this would look freaking awesome if it was animated.
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ZARINAABZALILOVA Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2016  Professional
.that octopus dude had to put his tentacles right in nose XD Like did   D. Jones from Piratess of Carr
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KehXKeova Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This looks so amazing!! :wow:

Great job!! ^_^
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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KehXKeova Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome!! :heart:
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dreamsborninfire Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Student Photographer
sooo what's on your mind? :P 
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
"... i think i left the lights running...." --dies--
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dreamsborninfire Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Photographer
xp
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HollowDelusions Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Illithids and Beholders were always the most interesting (and simultaneously the most terrifying) enemies in Dungeons and Dragons, to me. Love it!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
YES!  And cloakers too... i love cloakers!
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Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Hmmm.  Brain.  Tastes like chicken.

Macabre, but great work.
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Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-18 (Eating Ramen) [V1] 
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Moekin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice work.  I think you captured the event quite nicely.  I am running a group thru Myth Drannor, and they are about to come across one soon :-).  These guys are one of my favorite creatures to throw at an adventuring party.
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Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I agree!

Specially if you set the mood just right, they can be terrifying.
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
"Next on the list, Athrogate!"

:la:

Also, fantastic artwork, because I, too, fail at saying something else. :D
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Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, and i will work on it as beautifully as i can.

I was actually already starting on this when you suggested Athrogate.  I don't know why i never thought of drawing him before.
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It's a mystery.

I can't wait to see! So excited! :la: Also, very good to see you post your own stuff again. :D
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
For however long that lasts haha

I will try to make good use of my time.
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
May it last well and prosper.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I hope so too Sushi... I hope so too.... Llama Emoji 41 (Sleepy) [V2] 
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Amazing! I wish I could say something else, but I'm speechless...!
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Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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jmb200960 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Impressive work.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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AtomicAgeEthan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
LOVE IT!!!!!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TechnoWolf2001 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
This reminds me of Chutlhu, or however it is spelt. Amazing.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose it does... haha
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ElReySolomon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yeeeeessssss I loved reading about them in the prequels for drizzt's books!! I really like how smooth it's skin looks here and the detail of it's clothing. That poor drow though... But hey, it's either that or rubbing the body of that big illithid brain leader thing. 
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Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Every time i need to picture an illithid in my head, i ALWAYS go back to the prequel books.

And yes!  The Elder Brain!  That was gross.
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ElReySolomon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
 The underdark is such a great place and I really liked the prequels because you got to read about all the strange going ons there. 

   The elder brain scenes were troubling for me, especially since drizzt and some poor nameless dark elf were more or less naked while rubbing the thing. :/ That's what they get for having skilled hands I guess :- ) 
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Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, i've forgotten all those little details about their capture hahaha

I've definitely got to reread them again some time.
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TheMooseOfSitka Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool! The facial expression on that poor guy is great, very detailed. 
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Gido Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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