Christmas day quickly approaches, and I have a lot left to do for the mars game, which will probably commence on the 24th.
Tangentally, I am trying to improve my art, and a surprisingly large part of that is loosening up and drawing faster. So here are a bunch of sketches done, as a rule in under 20 minutes, working mostly, but with a couple of exceptions, from the bestiary. I have upped the contrast and junk on most of these, but they are mostly raw. A lot of this I just pulled out of my ass, but a couple major sources of inspiration were Samurai Jack, and preproduction stills/art from the JC movie.
The accompanying text is at the sketch stage as well in most cases.
This is an exception in that it wasn't timed. It is my current version of campaign area, although I am going to move Waroon into the SE corner, I think.
Albino Apes: (D/R)
Martian apes are not true primates, but rather humanoid creatures closely resembling terrestrial monotremes. Great hairy beasts, albino apes range from 8-12 feet in height, and have four arms.
Favored attack: combination bearhug and beating.
Pseudo-leonine saurian beast with eight legs. Ambush predator. Usually hunt in pairs
Warrior monk of the Rahn, the Sun God.
Highly trained assassin/ninja/priests.
Monkey-like ab-dead creatures, bhool usually travel in troupes and haunt ruins. Ravenous monstrosities, bhool enjoy the flesh of the living and the dead with equal enthusiasm
Gargan (scarlet ape)
Huge, centipede like creatures, cyclopedes lay dormant for long periods of time between hunts. These catastrophically destructive creatures are rare enough and their depredations infamous enough that some of them have earned named.
Puny shades of their puissant ancestors, the dragons of Old Mars are, nevertheless, huge, fearsome and and possessed of a high degree of intelligence. They communicate with their riders, and vis versa through psycho-phermons. Dragons delight in slaughter and destruction.
Rapacious red warriors, dragonaughts share a special bond with their mounts. It is unclear who serves who, dragon or rider.