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LOTRO: Grodbog by Gorrem LOTRO: Grodbog by Gorrem
Thought I would post the warrior, since I posted the queen. They wanted a type of monster insect that was semi-aquatic and had mantis claws, so this is what I came up with. I based them off of mantis shrimp, which you should google if you don't know what those are cuz they are pretty cool.
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ChaosCrow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   General Artist
The bane of my freaking Champ's life for awhile. Hey, let's explore Moria! Nice gates, oh, a few goblins to pick off (ehhh...not so tough till the first camp near Doors at-level then they gang up and cause mayhem)...hmmm...gredbygs...HEY! lights! what's down this hallway? and what is that sound? hmmm...HOLY WARG CRAP! (screech, chirrip snap) BUGS! BIG BUGS! RUUUN! Ya got me with those. I didn't consider myself creeped out ever by bugs till I ran into those the first time. I had to level a bit more till I could run into the nest area . Great job! Finally seeing these by a designer all I can bemoan is that they don't look this impressive in-game! One day, perhaps, when technology catches up.
Elsouille Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very near from the one in the video game. Extremly great concept :) I like the colours.
MegalodonMax Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lookout!! Giant Mantis Shrimp!!
Sethrea Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Actually, they didn't end up anywhere near the water in Moria... but still they fit!
Gorrem Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ya, when I saw their swim animations in progress, they didn't seem like they were very water friendly. :(
sporkpirate Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
I've been watching your work for a while now. I just took my Hobbit Burglar into Moria and encountered one of these things, and it was creepy as hell! Anyway, good job on the design!
Gorrem Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, nice to hear feedback from people playing LOTRO!
tentaculus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
The design just looked very beautiful and exotic, quite different from the rest of the LoTR bestiary.
Zippo4k Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Pretty cool? That's kind sir is an understatement! They're eyes are some of the most sophisticated eyes out there! :D
Gorrem Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
and, they have the one of the fastest attack speeds of any multi-cellular organism.
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