Category: Monsters

Here be Dragons

“AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!” Drumin Dragonhelm pulled off his helmet and wiped the sweat from his eyes.  They had been in the swamp for three days now, and of the confident band that had set, out only three were left.  Or perhaps two. Today I slayed a… Continue Reading “Here be Dragons”

Ancient Minis from Greek Mythology

Like London buses, after a six month hiatus I’m posting my second blog entry of this weekend. Today it’s three monsters from Greek mythology – a harpy, Medusa, and the Lernaean Hydra. All of them Citadel Miniatures in the original lead, so I’m not… Continue Reading “Ancient Minis from Greek Mythology”

The Manticore

In India there is a beast called the manticore.  It has a triple row of teeth, the face of a man, and grey eyes; it is blood-red in colour and has a lion’s body, a pointed tail with a sting like a scorpion, and… Continue Reading “The Manticore”

‘A’ is for Ambull

I’m definitely not going to start a miniature bestiary (if ‘A’ is for ambull then ‘Z’ is for zombie dragon).  I’ve got loads of other things to work on already, deadlines at work (‘Z’ is for zoat), and my final university assignment in a… Continue Reading “‘A’ is for Ambull”

Monstrous Mierce Miniatures

A couple of weeks ago Mierce Miniatures had a two for one sale on monsters.  They’re big, they’re amazingly detailed and full of character, and they’re produced by an independent British company.  Consequently they’re also quite expensive at regular retail price – the smaller… Continue Reading “Monstrous Mierce Miniatures”

Check for Owlbears

Otherworld Owlbear

An owlbear’s screech echos through dark valleys and benighted forests, piercing the quiet night to announce the death of its prey.  Feathers cover the thick, shaggy coat of its bearlike body, and the limpid pupils of its great round eyes stare furiously from its… Continue Reading “Check for Owlbears”

A shadow under Innsmouth

Shadow Under Innsmouth, featured

I’ve been working on this drawing for a long time – on and off, about a decade and a half.  I suppose I probably did the pencil sketch around the time I first read H. P. Lovecraft’s short stories, and that the BBC documentary… Continue Reading “A shadow under Innsmouth”