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Monday, 10 January 2011

GUEST WEEK: Peryton by Catherine Unger

As you look down at the rocky ground, you see it casts a human shadow, arms outstretched and racing in your direction. Surprised, you cast your eyes quickly at the creature itself, an immense eagle with the head and antlers of a stag, diving at you, screeching horribly. As it lands, pinning you, the monster deals the final blow by plunging one of its claws into your chest. It tears out your still-beating heart and begins to eat.

The last thing you see before your vision fades is its long, inexplicably human shadow, which seems to writhe and change, becoming the exact mirror of your own.

Welcome to Day 1 of Guest Week! For the next few days you'll be treated to artists presenting us with their interpretations of the many monsters of Dungeons & Dragons.

Today's image is brought to you by the talented Catherine Unger. Catherine is a friend of ours that we've known since coming to university, and has been something of a prominent contributor to DeviantArt for a while longer than that. She's a dab hand at Photoshop and a lot of other media besides and specialises in conceptual design. Check her out!


  1. Very nice. Always like the extra-weird of the peryton.

    Looking forward to the guest spots.

  2. Lovely work, very creepy.

  3. Awesome blog. I'm loving all of it.

  4. Great artwork! Difficult task with such a weird creature!