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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

By Gido

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*wink wink* 'cause like.... he's holding treasure... and to the beholder he's the treasure... so they're both beholding something that to them is particularly beautiful... hence the title  haha... ha... i'm bad at trying to sound witty....

Anyway, I've actually had this in the pipe for months now, but I just haven't found the time to pour into it because of work...
I got inspired to do beholders after reading one of Sushi-Troll's stories (this chapter in particular -->…).
So yeah, did a rough draft of this last year (if i remember correctly) and it has been rotting away in my hard drive ever since... 'til now of course.  My next project deadline with the studio is a little ways away so I decided I might as well just finish this and get it off my plate.

So yeah, officially picking up where I left off on my Realms series.

Next up will probably be Dragonborn.... because I have been meaning to do them for a while now since I finished Brotherhood of the Griffon.

Process posts can be found here:
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(Download for high-res beholder??  If not for that, at least do it for the itty bitty coins which I took my time to detail)
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DogmaTide's avatar

Incredible facial expression & eye reflection. Brilliant piece.

He looks kinda hungry!

Gido's avatar

"Adventurer" is a particularly delicious flavor. Llama Emoji 35 (Desire or Want Something) [V2]

I do not have any doubt! When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon)

TheNerd-Bot's avatar
Well, if the monster thinks he's pretty looking, at least he's not gonna die. Probably?
SableUnstable's avatar
Don't you mean "Beer holder"?
Mermerus's avatar
Looks like someone's about to have a reeeaaally bad day. I quite like it. It just wondered... this IS the same one as this, isn't it? You guys work together?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder by GunshipRevolution
Gido's avatar
Oh, yeah, that's our studio's dA page!  So, it's no problem!

I very much appreciate the concern though! Llama Emoji-51 (Content) [V3] 
DarylChin's avatar
Beholder: Senpai please notice me! (Or I'm gonna cast POISON on your ass!)
raichmann's avatar
Outstanding ! This is the best looking Beholder i've ever seen!
Bensaret's avatar
Beholder: "Wow, that jewelry's really beautiful! May I please have some?" (turns out their murder-you face is the same as their hi-I'm-totally-friendly face)
Gido's avatar
Misunderstood Beholder. Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
DunkleMaterie's avatar
WUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !! Aww Yea 3D - Emoticon No time to look back? ^^
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When you have your hands on THAT much gold.... there is no time for anything else. :mwahaha:
WheezyWallaby's avatar
that is so freaking amazing *_*
Fortunato-Sors's avatar
I'm going to be THAT guy and nitpick the only thing wrong about this...

The crown is on his head sideways, but in the beholders reflection it it's right on top of his head!


(Seriously though, this is badass)
Gido's avatar
Llama Emoji-06 (Depress) [V1]

in my defense, i didn't think anyone would really notice since it was suppose to be a minor detail.... Llama Emoji 33 (Down or Depressed) [V2] 
DunkleMaterie's avatar
If he had not said it I too would have not noticed.
Oh well, we can explain this as this are two moments in close succession.

What I am more curious about is, do Beholders eat people? Its Maw looks really big from this distance! :XD:
Gido's avatar
Thank you.... Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 

I understand they dine on the occasional adventurer.  Could also be at the DM's discretion. Llama Emoji-04 (Pretty) [V1] 
Fortunato-Sors's avatar
Devils in em sir, and now you're damned! lol

Seriously though, great work, love your art.
Gaalad's avatar
Amazing job! I love the reflection in the eye of the monster. And the gold. And the expression of the guy. Great job!
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Thank you very much! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
Inkslicer's avatar
Better use that dagger and stab That creatures eye dude!! I would not stand there even if there's no visible creatures, there's always a guardian of some kind!!
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