I'm behind on posting up the monsters for the 30 Day Monster Challenge because my internet is being weird.
But I just HAD to share this one because it looks really nice
The theme was "Myth of Your Heritage" and my heritage is quite a motley mix so I had a wide variety of myths and monsters to choose from. I chose draugr
(singular is draugr
) are like ghosts except that they have physical bodies, which makes them more akin to zombies. However, draugar
often have superhuman strength and generally retain some semblance of intelligence, unlike zombies who are typically depicted as weak, unless there is a horde, and relatively stupid.
For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draugr
See how much nicer my art looks when I have references? The pose was referenced from a stock photo by Marcus Ranum (http://www.ranum.com
), particularly this one
. The clothing/armor comes from various images of "Viking" armor.