A couple of weeks ago I got an email from Nicholas Cloister, a freelance artist who was seeking to promote his new blog where he posts creatures to use in fantasy RPGs. I finally got around to checking it out tonight, and color me impressed! He does not have a lot of illustrations up, but what he does have are incredibly detailed. I particularly like his use of color. He also provides system neutral stats for the creatures, along with descriptions that might run a little too long for some people's tastes (if you want a detailed ecology of each creature, this guy is your man!). In any case, he asked me to promote his blog because it wasn't getting very many visitors and gave me permission to post an illustration if I did so. By the way, all of his illustrations are free to use (but not publish) for non-commercial purposes. Without further ado, here is my favorite creature, the Mellian Trollfrog.
This bad boy is going to find a home in the jungles of my 4e campaign, that is for sure! I wish Nicholas all the best and hope that he continues to post more creatures over time. As a fledgling fantasy illustrator myself, I am very impressed with the level of his illustrations. Do yourself a favor and check his blog out!