Chun Lo's Dhole. I really love the scale in this piece. We see the Dhole worm as this massive dragon like creature. This also tied in well with the little knight in the foreground. The environment is loosely executed but adds to the whimsical world in which it habits. While the concept seems a little more sci-fi than the description, I think this works well and is a really cool piece.
Scott Flanders' Shoggoth. I like this piece more for its execution. The scene doesn’t necessarily show you the concept of the creature in detail, but it definitely makes a great scene based off the text chosen. The dark shadow set against a white out winter background is somewhat haunting, especially with the blisteringly cold wind swept treatments the artist has added. Great piece!
Craig J. Spearing's Shoggoth. Right off the bat I thought this was a great piece. The monster is well interpreted from the description text presented with the image. Our artist communicates the scale simply and efficiently. The palette choice is simple but effective, communicating the environment and the eeriness of the monster. Overall a straight forward illustration that is well rendered and communicates the emotion of the piece to the audience.
Will Martinez's creature, Ghast? I really love this! I believe its a Ghast, but I may be wrong. Either way its a great choice, and great interpretation of the description. The choice of taking this humanoid fish creature who happened to be wearing nothing but human clothes is awesome. The environment, while simple, seems to fit the creature perfectly, as if it is suppose to be walking around a New England towns waterfront. The rendering is really nice, and the subtle but colorful eyes and gills are nice color points set within the very grey and cool scene.
Nice colors Zack. Next time around start with reference of a real dog (ideally multiple images) to help you craft your finish. The anatomy feels more like a toy than a real animal. Look, for example, in the lower front legs where the structure is kind of sausage like... pushing those shapes in and out to help explain the musculature of the animal would make for a much more informative drawing.