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Brain Lunch by namesjames Brain Lunch by namesjames
Cover for Dragon Magazine.

A Mindflayer having a snack :)

2006 Paizo Publishing
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:iconcrankshaftnumber5:
CrankshaftNumber5 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I really love Illithid! ♥
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:iconkoraggrules:
KoraggRules Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
you know that a mind is a terrible thing to waste....
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:iconchichichichipndale:
chichichichipndale Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That man has a lot on his mind.
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:iconrainchickk:
rainchickk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
What a dreadful way to die
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:iconrazzmatazzy:
Razzmatazzy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Oh holy hell, I can't believe I found this! I have this Dragon Magazine (back when, you know, it still existed) and let me tell you, this cover definitely made me stop and stare for a good five minutes. This REALLY nails the horrors of the illithiad race, how downright scary and cruel mindflayers are by their very nature and it still gives me creepy-crawlies to see it. It was pretty much this image that made me sympathize for all the classes/races out there bent on destroying mindflayers. You sir, are a master.
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:icongorgone:
Gorgone Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
:clap:
in action
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:iconpyroscale:
Pyroscale Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   General Artist
LOL, he is having his student loan revoked
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:iconparanoidschizoangel:
ParanoidSchizoAngel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That happened to me last night with Lord Cthulhu.

...it was a bad night for the both of us.

>.>;
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:iconxxxgrapejuicexxx:
XXXGrapeJuiceXXX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the singer for Alter Bridge. :D lol great singer. lame band.
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:icondavidshepheard:
DavidShepheard Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
The illithid looks so evil, and I love the way its claws are grasping the shoulders of his victim.

I don't think I've seen anyone else showing mind flayer tentacles going into a mouth before, but I think it makes it look more like the illithid has grabbed any part of the head it can get to to suck the victim up into its maw.
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:icongodlikepiro:
GodlikePiro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Mmm...my favorite Dungeon cover and mag ever. Far Realms awesomeness!
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:iconalphagodith:
AlphaGodith Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The horror!!!
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:iconotaku-chun:
otaku-chun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
love these things from neverwinter nights
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:iconbloodtears888:
BloodTears888 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student General Artist
haha,lol
its Khathulu!
nice pic
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:iconcrazyblackwearer:
crazyblackwearer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010   General Artist
cthulu??
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:iconorigin21:
Origin21 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Photographer
Nom, nom......
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:iconfalconfeather:
falconfeather Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
OM. Freaking, NOMNOMNOM xD
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:iconundeadprincess:
UndeadPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
When I played NetHack as a kid, this is what I imagined my character was going through
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:iconzonbikeki:
ZonbiKeki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I always did have a soft spot for illithids. ^_^ Your painting is thoroughly beautiful. I absolutely adore that those shades of yellow, green, and purple are all used together in a painting, even if the purples are more sparingly just at the tips of his appendages. And you've managed to capture just the right expressions of evil and absolute terror on the subjects. Lovely work! Things like this are why I :+devwatch: you in the first place. ;)
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:iconchibi-fisch:
Chibi-Fisch Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yummeh! :chew:
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:iconblissfulme:
BlissfulMe Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
That's some awesome blue skin.
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:iconextropalopakettle:
Extropalopakettle Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Nom Nom, I wonder if likes that with anything...

The facial expression reminds me of Lucio Parillo's stuff for some reason. If you haven't seen his work, you'd likely dig it a lot.
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:iconklauskaos:
klauskaos Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
the scarY one!
i hate mind flYers!
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:iconjoephatty:
JoePhatty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it reminds me of the all mighty and all powerful destroyer...CTHULHU MYTHOS!!!

Lovecraft rox my sox off...and sometimes back on
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:iconsilverbladete:
SilverbladeTE Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Munchies!" :p
ah so you did this piece! I should have looked through all your gallery before now.
Definately one of my fave D&D artists, sir!
Your colour work is very strong and vivid, really powerful.

Always rememebr, folks, when fighting mind flayers, either wear a SPIKED helmet, or, keep a grenade under it ;)
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:iconentreri7321:
Entreri7321 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I totally have that issue of Dragon. I had no idea you were on dA. *excitement*
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:iconnothing-grinner:
nothing-grinner Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
this brings back memories, of game books and out of the pit, Ian Livingstone & stave Jackson. really cool by the way.
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:iconolitoth:
Olitoth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Writer
Oh, I remember this monster from ADD ^^

Beautiful work as always !
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:iconastercore:
Astercore Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
OM NOM NOM NOM
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:iconquinnman:
QuinnMan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ah I hate those guys, they always kick my ass!
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!

Would hate to be that guy!
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:iconeviilgeniius:
EviilGeniius Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Woooooah.
Really creepy and really amazingly awesome at the same time. :jawdrop:
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:icondos-x:
dos-x Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ah so you're the marvelous master who put this together. this is one of my favorite magazine covers.

i do adore the illithids....
[link]
Love
braaaaaiiinnns *slurp*
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:iconmjfj:
MJFJ Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Blah... if I were an Illithid, I would only slurp on bald people... imagine having to work your way through patches of hair... they would stick in your throat. do you think they cough up hairballs occasionally?

Great work though, although the mouth of the victim seems to be open a bit too much... perhaps a hairball problem himself?
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:iconmasochist-bunny:
masochist-bunny Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
This is insane. I love the expression on the face along with the way you drew the mouth/creature.
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:iconnimblewright93:
nimblewright93 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
You captured the extraction perfectly! I love mind flayers they're so awesome, i actually have a Mindflayer Character named Necrosis in D&D.
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:iconnimblewright93:
nimblewright93 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
You captured the extraction perfectly! I love mind flayers they're so awesome, i actually have a Mindflayer Character named Necroasis in D&D.
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:iconninja430:
Ninja430 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a mindflayer character too!!! .....but he only needs to eat brains once a month.....
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:icondubdotherdain:
dubdotherdain Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
my dwarven warrior killed an mindflayer with a broken bottle of fish sause once...



gotta love rolling a 19 when the DM rolls a 1
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:iconsagamalo:
sagamalo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
Is terrifying
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:iconarrinkirr:
ArrinKirr Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yummyyyyyyyy. *slurp*
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:iconcrazygoblin21:
Crazygoblin21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
hmm that cant be fun lol
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:iconhewhowalksdeath:
hewhowalksdeath Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
for a moment there I thought it was Cthulhu!
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:iconmakubx:
MakubX Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
BRAIN JUICE!!!!
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:iconmakubx:
MakubX Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
FACELESS VOID!!!! DOTA!!!!

its so scary I already feel the fear factor i guess !!! but beautyfull,
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:iconmasqueddawn:
MasquedDawn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007   Traditional Artist
I SAW THAT COVER
your so cool
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:iconbbmactoma:
BBMacToma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
omg...noticed it straight away. An Illithid. I made a female one who used a disguise spell to appear extremely sexy to other men just to do the kinda thing you painted. LOL...crazy coolness. :) She had the Bag of Infinity and held an undead dire shark the flies in there...can't believe the Dungeon Master let me get away with that...lol....you prolly didn't want to hear that crap. ^_^;;; Good painting, btw. :D
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:iconivikn:
IvikN Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yumyum-Khtulhoo
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:iconhue-bee-doo:
hue-bee-doo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
THIS IS THE GREATEST PIC I HAVE EVER SEEN.

"No! no! not good! not good! undo!!":D
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:iconfallingfreely:
Fallingfreely Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Student General Artist
Q: "What is it?"
A: "A brain eater"
Q: "What's it doing on my head?
A: "starving"
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