Here is another painting that I did for the 4th edition of Dungeons and Dragons. This one was an illustration for the Monster Manual. The creature is called a Drider, which is kind of a cross between a dark elf and a giant spider.
This was a really cool subject to paint although I wouldn't like to meet one of these creatures!
I love this one's aggressive posture and expression. I see a little panic in her eyes. It's as if Drizz't himself trespassed onto her layer and she is both pissed and afraid of her own annihilation. The arachnid features are near flawless as if you took them from a black widow spider. You even threw in the pedipalps which is what most of the drider drawings lack.