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Demon Captains

These are three of my ideas for the lower ranks of demons but higher up than the rank-and-file demon soldiers. http://www.willbeck.com/artblog?p=262

They’re essentially bulkier soldier demons with exaggerated proportions. The female demon on the right serves a different demon lord; hence the symbol on her armour and colour of its metal (the demon in the centre also serves another lord).

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Skaven Rat King

Skaven Rat King
I’d never heard of Rat Kings until I was looking for pictures of rats on t’internet (see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king_%28folklore%29 ) and thought it would make an interesting idea for a Skaven mutant; a master moulder perhaps. I added some digital paint to this to flesh him out some more.

Fan art, copyright Games Workshop etc.

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Demon Lord design progression

While I’m working on a concept design for a Demon Lord I thought I’d show some sketchbook pages on how I come up with a final image.

Before starting this project I wanted to establish a few ‘rules’ for my Demons – firstly not much hair or fur, secondly no hooves and lastly no lava!

The first doodle is from my sketchbook from 2005; a demon sketched in a matter of minutes.
Demon doodle

I liked the look of his long angry face and a few years later I thought it would be ideal for the first Demon Lord; a huge brutal looking monster. These are some of my ideas from my A5 sketchbooks.
Demon Lord ideas

more Demon Lord ideas

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Sunken World Servants and Slaves of The Thulhids

Thulhid slaves and servants

Another page of characters from the Sunken World. These are slave guards who accompany the Gurgus (an amphibious race of fish-men bred to interact with humans; acting as merchants, ambassadors and slave traders). These creatures were inspired by blobfish (Psychrolutes Marcidus) and handfish (Brachionichthyidae ); I had previously doodled them in May 2011 with my Thulhid designs.

http://www.willbeck.com/artblog?p=45

The humans and other races that the Thulhids prey upon are enslaved by having horrid magically-modified crustaceans attached to their necks that allow the Thulhids to control the host telepathically. The stress from this eventually means the host dies; so periodically the Thulhids and their fish-men servants need to acquire more slaves.