D&D Starter Set and the Owlbear

As you might know, I had the pleasure of working with Wizards of the Coast on their new incarnation of Dungeons & Dragons. Being a contributor to something like D&D has it's perks of course. One of those perks is getting copies of the product in the mail! All of my focus in working on Dungeons & Dragons was on the Monster Manual so I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up the starter set to see the owlbear I illustrated inside. 

The Owlbear was of the many monsters I had the pleasure of illustrating for the manual. I was honored to be given such an iconic monster to illustrate! For this project I used pencil and watercolor and then finished up the finals in photoshop. There are more pencil drawings included with the creatures but I'll share those once they are released in September. 

This was such a fun project to be a part of. Working on Dungeons & Dragons has always been a goal of mine. When I was younger, I used to pour over the monster manual in art class, sketching the illustrations inside. Needless to say, I'm very proud to have been involved. Special thanks to Jon Schindehette and Daniel Gelon for Art Directing this project!