Here’s my idea for the Demon cavalry; rather than having demonic knights(I may design some later, reading that does sound cool!) I thought they should use centaur-like Demons.
I had to keep the image away from Games Workshop Dragon-Ogres and Zoats, and Blizzard’s Pit Lords or Diablo 3’s Siegebreaker Assault Beasts. So I had a look at the Terror Dogs from Ghostbusters, crossed them with alligators/crocodiles and with an image in my head of a huge monstrous beast charging into the lines of shiny-armoured, spear-wielding humans I think I got there!
This was done straight onto the computer again in Painter X.
More demon designs, this time drawn directly onto the computer (I usually start with a physical sketch). These are the foot-soldiers; enthusiastic cannon fodder for the demon legions. All the troops start their existence as a larval demon (the correct rituals, feeding and sacrifices create different troop types).
My brother had the idea for the demon spawn; failed, malformed demons from who usually get eaten or very occasionally adopted as mascots. Somewhat like the wormy creatures that emerged from The Trapdoor (an old UK TV stop-motion cartoon show, have a look if you’ve not heard of it!).
This is a page of demons for a comic strip (perhaps a web-comic?). First we have a variety of warped demon Warlocks with long fingernails to weave their magic and weird cowls that remind me of rickshaws. Then we have a nasty looking Overseer who uses his whip to send the demon berserkers into a frenzy.
Here’s an old image of some freaky mutant pirates I designed years ago (as I am drawing piratical things at the moment). They’re chaotic mutants (the turbaned headed mutant is based on an Heironymus Bosch painting if I recall and Orb from Quake 3!).
I’m working on a few things right now (not paid work alas!); one of which is a composition involving various monsters and a Planar Alchemist. Here are a couple of pages (A5 and A3) of designs for the archaic re-breather and dimensional-hopping devices. The device is partly based on the Antikythera mechanism; as an historical example of an ancient computer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism
Here are the larger drawings:
These are some designs for a planar alchemist; someone who uses alchemy to open portals between dimensions.
And here are some pictures of the alchemical symbols that he would have on his robe. I tried to create a vaguely logical approach to these designs to add an element of authenticity.
These are the first ideas I had for a fight scene picture. It will be set in my Twilight World; a world with a perpetual stormy sky and lots of ruins. I thought this a suitable location for a fantasy picture. This monster is a larger version of the toad-like demons in an illustration I did:
A few sketches of the instigators of the floods that inundated the Sunken World – the Thulhids (a working name); tentacle-faced Cthulhoid demon beings. Their lands became uninhabitable (maybe after a demonic war) so they opened a portal into another Earth and flooded it.
Here are some more sketches of the development of my Sunken World picture. Originally this was to be a long thin picture suitable as a Firefox persona but it grew into a much more ambitious project.
Here are some designs (on the right) I had been working on a few years ago for creatures living in a world that had been flooded. These were manatee-men or Tritons as I call them; a noble race of hunters and whalephant riders.