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Yisan, Wandering Bard by chasestone Yisan, Wandering Bard by chasestone
Got to design this guy from the ground up, which was very cool.  The most interesting part for me was his Lyre, I wanted it to look like he'd made it from the remains of another Wurm of the same species as his pet, which meant kind of reverse engineering the Wurm to fit the requirements of the instrument (big mandibles, five antennae, etc).  

Art Director: Dawn Murin

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JRettberg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i sincerely hope you get to do more design work with them. this is so killer Chase
Jesus-lizard Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I might have to start playing magic just so I can make a deck entirely around this guy. I sure hope he's a planeswalker... 
shayn-art Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!!! Featured here >>  BEST ART EVER - Fantasy & Surrealism Clap 
korneywn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
jnneDesign Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Good engineering! It's a great idea!
LoveKellyRebecca Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student
This is incredible. My jaw dropped when I saw this!
Yo-yoyoyo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
This is really cool but it makes me think: What will happen is this dude realizes the whole centipede theme might not be optimal?

Like he see's this other bard with a dragon, with a set of draconic bag pipes, and a of dragon hide kilt, and centipede bros like: "Maybe I got a little caught up in the centipede thing..." but it's WAY to late to change styles.

It's like having a funky haircut for years then seeing how weird it looks from an odd angle.

Just some thoughts.
chasestone Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2014
haha this is a good point, but who knows what would happen if you tried this on a dragon.  Blowing into a dragon esophagus Jurassic Park 3 style might just get you roasted.  When I was working on this I was thinking these wurms communicate via sound in such a way that makes them particularly susceptible to this sort of trickery.  But yeah, my man is perhaps too deep in the centipede game.   
Yo-yoyoyo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Playin' a dragon's larynx would probably either scar or enrage the locals, I agree, but I bet any draconic audience members will love it (ever seen a dragon singer? me neither)  and are probably better tippers than the towns folk.

You should post extra fluff like the wurms being controlled by sound, it'd bring extra life to the piece. My advice.

I wonder if playing a dragon larynx is a Sing or Play Musicaul Instrument check...?
maxswinton Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Digital Artist
This is really gorgeous Chase, fantastic work. 
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