This was a really cool subject to paint although I wouldn't like to meet one of these creatures!
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still this picture is awesome!
Also, I realized only a little while ago that they're names are a combination of Drow and Spider. I felt stupid when I realized it, lol.
I would like your permission to make a sculpture of
this beautiful creation of yours the Drider.
Of course I will put your name there, in my text.
With reference to you Drider.
Just a couple of nitpickings: 1. Driders are male. Being turned into a drider is the punishment a priestess of Lloth (always female) can exact on a sacrilegous male. 2. Driders are always described as having bloated torsos. Whatever might be said about this particular drider, bloated does not come to mind.
For males it is not an honour to become one with the symbol of Lloth, for males are not meant to enjoy such honour in that world-view. One might argue that all drow are already slaves to Lloth's whims, but nonetheless the punishment of becoming a drider also represents a loss of self and literally becoming Lloth's creature and losing one's free will.
That's how I made sense of it being a punishment anyway.
This is an excellent piece. I get a real sense of battle, as if I am about to face this monster head on! Great work, mate.
Hope she doesn't eat me afterwards.
This Background is only amazing!! How did you do these skulls????
Ok do not understand me wrong, your spiderlady is also cool, especially, her expression and her legs (how on earth did you do such realistic, scary spider legs...) I am only a big landscape fan.