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Swamp Phantom - Commission by SteveSketches Swamp Phantom - Commission by SteveSketches
I was commissioned by :iconultima228: to draw his custom D&D boss monster! It's terrifying! I had a lot of fun designing it. It was a wonderful challenge, especially the reflection in the swamp. Took about 6-8 hours, give or take.

Here's :iconultima228:'s description of the creature, as well as its D&D stats: [link]

Did I mention that this was a commission? Check out my commission rates on my page if you'd like your own!


Artwork owned by Stephen Nickel 2012, do not use without permission.

Message or Email me for Commissions: SteveSketches@yahoo.com
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:iconjemalb:
JemalB Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Great piece I shared this on my Facebook fanpage along with a link to your email and this page, love the work. Keep at it.
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:icontogamau:
Togamau Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
gotta love those gnarly bog-demons. always wanted one of those, you know.
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:icontugglej:
TuggleJ Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
That moment when you realize...HOLY CRAP!!!
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:iconpiranbell:
piranbell Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Just... amazing...
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconfaded-devil:
Faded-devil Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Alright pinhead, take a hike... I think I found a new nightmare. This is scary...
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Muah ha ha! Success!
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, and terrifying. It reminds me of a shoggoth from H. P. Lovecraft's stories :D
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice! It is certainly Lovecraftian isn't it? It was fun designing something nightmarish, without getting too gross. I'm glad you like it!
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:iconfuzzyxpanda:
FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap this is really amazing. :D
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconfuzzyxpanda:
FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconcian-the-oakenheart:
Cian-the-Oakenheart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
WTF I FEEL BAD FOR THAT GUY HE IS ABOUT TO BE EATEN AHHAHAHA OR HE IS TRIPEN BALLS!!!
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:iconcian-the-oakenheart:
Cian-the-Oakenheart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
My brother is only ten, interesting that he would have a pot like that... he is quite strange, but aren't we all? I do like that picture.
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:iconchildersart:
childersart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome!!
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconth3emoo:
Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi this is *Mr-EmOo form :iconflartograph: #flartograph :heart:
Your beautiful artwork was submit in our June features Journal :star:on this [link] :star:

If you like join to :bulletgreen: our group :bulletgreen: that accepts all type of art ..

:bulletpurple: keep up with this great creativity ..

Greetings :)
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature. :squee: I really appreciate the support, and I would be happy to join your group. It's great that there are so many people dedicated to helping new artists here on DeviantArt :)
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:iconth3emoo:
Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's our pleasure dear to featured someone artwork that look like perfect as yours !!
we looking for those artist and try to help & support their art :)
many thanks for your joining and welcome in DeviantArt :)
if you need any help just ask and we will do our best :hug:
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:iconlefartyman:
LeFartyMan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's realy great man :D
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconiltassista:
ilTassista Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fine! --- if you are NOT the dude on the left :D
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No one wants to be that guy... XD
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:iconcality:
cality Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really great work! I love the lights here, especially the way they highlight the monster's teeth(?). Overall, the piece is nicely atmospheric too.
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! It was a fun challenge trying to make the bog look "murky"...
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:iconcality:
cality Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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:iconveloveanime:
veloveanime Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that a parent with his child in his hand?
If so, that's one cruel image. o.o
Wonderfull work on the shading and composition.
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
O.O; O dear, no, that's his fist, it just looks a little wonky. Sorry about that. The tentacle is wrapped around his arm.
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:iconveloveanime:
veloveanime Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey don't worry.
It's just that the tentacles are overall bigger, so I didn't expect them to come so small wrapped around his hand. And the fist looks a bit hairy, so I assumed a head from a small child.

Sorry about that. ^^'
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:iconultima228:
Ultima228 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey could I get you to put it's stat page in the description? [link] if you would be so kind.
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Done. :)
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:iconultima228:
Ultima228 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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:iconartildawn:
artildawn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great image. Lots of tension and atmosphere :D

I'm think lantern fish, meets alien, meets swamp thing. Cool composition.
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That was sort of the idea, just throw a bunch of beasties together into one big hodgepodge nightmare. Glad you like it!
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Whoa... that's just awesome X3
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
No problem <)
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:icongunchica:
GunChica Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
dude.....
that's really good!!
I think you did an EXCELLENT job on the reflection!!
Keep it up!
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it. :) I worked hard on that reflection bit.
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:icongunchica:
GunChica Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It really payed off!
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:iconsekrain:
Sekrain Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
a chainsaw would be vary handy for that man
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Probably dropped it in the bog...
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:iconultima228:
Ultima228 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Would be, if he wasn't already doomed for dead ;)
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:iconsekrain:
Sekrain Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you are so cruel
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:iconultima228:
Ultima228 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not my fault an epic monk ruined my first campaign and this creature was the end result.
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:iconsekrain:
Sekrain Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol
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:iconmunkierevolution:
munkierevolution Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
WOw! that's really cool!
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcardianachevalier:
CardianAChevalier Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolute boss status. :D That is amazing.
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:iconstevesketches:
SteveSketches Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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