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Tarrasque by JasonEngle Tarrasque by JasonEngle
This is one of the all-time heavy hitters from the pages of D&D, the godzilla of pen & paper fantasy, THE Tarrasque!
Done for the upcoming D&D reference card deck from Cardamajigs. They asked me if I could draw one iconic D&D monster, what would it be. And well, that was easy. I've drawn art for D&D for almost two decades, so I've done plenty of almost everything in the game. But never have I had the chance to draw one of these, until now.
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G-cat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is outstanding work. The creatures size and power is just so well captured in this.
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gensanity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
great creature
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Kachoute Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Hi, I was looking for some monster pictures and I saw your Tarrasque. I'm making a role play forum and I need a bestiary and I would like to know if you are ok to let me use your monster? i will put your deviant art link on the credits of my website... Please! >3<
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Loki-Skywalker94 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
This is so cool! I literally said "Whoa!" out loud when I saw it!
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kai-the-savior Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great imagining of an iconic monster!
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing tribute to one of D&D's ultimate beasts. I love it so much more than the one available in the 3rd Ed. Monster Manual (my apologies to the dear artist who had the task to illustrate Mr. T back then). You've added a terrific amount of detail, much-needed perspective, and raw power to its pose.

~ Brass
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Dragonlord994 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Anyone got a a teleport spell to any other plane of existence ? I will need one.
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Wolvenfire86 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
Ah, the Tarrasque. The ultimate 'FUCK YOU' to your players.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
Where's St Martha when you need her?
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what a frightening creature!
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JasonEngle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
thanks! that's the idea alright! 
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fangirlMasquerade Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I love the Tarrasque. This is epic!
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JasonEngle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
yeah, its a favorite of mine too. And with a creature like this one, the more epic the better.
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neserteme Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
I've always found this monster to be ridiculously stupid, thrown in just to mess with players. Yet you managed to make it look awesome!
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BryantW2340 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This is dope af
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DracoInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! The Tarrasque is always one of the monsters from D&D that sticks in my mind the most as well. My friend and I would always joke about throwing it into each campaign just because of how stupidly powerful it was. lol
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JasonEngle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
I always looked at it as more of a titanic, god like threat, the kind of thing that only goes into a campaign as a larger device to steer the players away from a fight, rather than serve as a simple, overpowered, combat challenge. But it also works well against characters who are just so high level, that dragons don't scare them even a little bit anymore and they need an epic level threat.
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DracoInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, we never actually threw it in as an encounter, we just joked about the concept of it. I mean, even killing the thing wasn't good enough, you had to have a high level wizard to cast a Wish spell for it to STAY dead on top of that haha (At least in the editions we played. Not sure if it's been altered much or not). I've only ever played one campaign were the characters actually go to a level that might have been able to fight it, but even then they probably wouldn't have lasted long. 
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JennyJinya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Incredible work
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JasonEngle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
thanks! it was fun to try and work at such a large scale, and create enough depth and detail to make it all work.
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Gooaba Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Awesome
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