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A Humanoid Tarrasque by Osmatar A Humanoid Tarrasque by Osmatar
I discovered this scan while looking for completely unrelated stuff. If I remember correctly, I did the drawing for a commission that never came through in the end. It was supposed to be the Dungeons & Dragons monster tarrasque (which is different from the mythical tarasque) but I didn't have the best materials to work with. I'd never seen a Monster Manual in my life, so I had to base it on a vague description and a low-res image that looked mostly like a pissed off demon with a reptilian tail.

Now that I google tarrasque, I can see the official D&D Tarrasque looks very little like my version, apart from the obvious stuff like horns and the armored reptilian nature of the beast. In fact mine looks more like something that should be wrestling Godzilla or teaming up with him to defeat a three-headed dragon. I have no idea where I got the shoulder spikes from. (Dino Riders Kentrosaurus maybe? =P)
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HadesSnakeson80 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Writer
Great! Congrats!
Vengaur Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually this is pretty close to the original version, which I prefer. And your's does it a quite complimentary service.
Osmatar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yes, that's it! Or at least it's very close to the image I had to use as reference, only considerably larger.
Kingofhades1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
that's hot
Showzilla Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
....I'm kinda wierded out by the fact that I look through dA to find reference pictures for the tarrasque to design the "forged dragon" for my RPG in the making and your design is pretty damn close to my original idea (mainly his shoulder spikes and humanoid shape, I hate how awkward his shell makes him look in my first few attempts)
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
I like the hands
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Your work has inspired me to pick up a pencil again:
Osmatar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
Good deed of the day accomplished! :D
Dinomaniac Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
man that is one badass looking creature. I can't quite put my finger to it but I really enjoy sketchy looking drawings like this. They have certain sort of air to them whereass carefully rendered pencil drawing to me often feel very stuffy is that make any sence at all.
Osmatar Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
I think I know what you mean. I did a series of roughs of lovecraftian creatures years ago, and I realized that what really made them work was their raw and sketchy look. Fine shading or intricate detailing would have killed them, suffocated the power in the lines.
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