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Displacer Beast (Monster) by Conceptopolis Displacer Beast (Monster) by Conceptopolis
Displacer Beast (Monster) concept art for The Forgotten Realms (Dungeons & Dragons).
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SpicaInventor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Swift-Nimblefoot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favourite D&D beasties, great dynamic pose!
ninjanoto Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i swear this was in adventure time
WildSpellBinder Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Wish I had seen this sooner.  Gotta be one of the best displacer beast artworks I've seen.
Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
An old favourite beast.
TensaiSaiyan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
That looks awesome!
dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a monster! 
Selvjor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
This is a brillant one! And only one question: i need/want to have a picture of an displacer with wings. is that possible? Anybody knows some pictures?
Mythception Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I haven't seen any, I think that'd only be possible if it was half displacer, half some other creature (ex. Dragon, hippogriff, chimera, etc.)
Karabarsz Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
The perfect art of a dispalcer beast :D
Sue718 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
wow, i want that as a pet!=P (Razz) 
Maynardzz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
This is awesome! Displacer beast are by far my favorite Creature of any setting and they come in all shapes but this one i just think nails it. And if you don't mind i'd like to just put forward a little request if possible could you upload a larger size version of the picture to be used as a wall paper by any chance? Id be forever grateful as would many other displacer enthusiast i'm sure.     
CelticBloodmoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :O
sigzero Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Great work
Tiny-Desu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah These are badass!
dlambeaut Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Displacer beast and owl bear are some of my favourite D&D icons, and your illustrations of them are fantastic!
gustavoiglesias Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
It's an awesome design. I wonder if it would be possible to show the "displacing" effect somehow. Maybe blurring it? I don't know how, but it'll be cool
Intrecciafoglie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! :wow: Amazing!
ReGeek-en Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
It looks scary now
IHeartArby Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I find it funny that in 3.5 this creature was very thin and had a very alien feel to him with some cat like features. As the editions have continued he has become more cat like and buff. I’m not saying that this is a bad thing, 4th had my favorite art for the displacer beast. I do feel however that the muscle n this particular beast is a bit much. It makes him look very powerful indeed but all that muscle detracts from the tentacles on his back. It also makes him look very solid. The displacer beast has its displacement ability which makes it seem as though it is somewhere it is not and I do not feel that having such a massive looking enemy gives it a feel of illusion. A slimmer form also flows better with the tentacles though the curves in the tail you drew also help. I do think you did a good job with drawing the muscles but I do not feel that they fit perfectly with this monster. The back leg in particular I find very nice, it has the muscle but not to the point that I think he is a body builder among his kind. I feel a little out of place commenting like this because you are far superior then I at drawing, the displacer beast is just one of my favorite beasties much to the agitation of my PCs.
Tricksyhobbitses Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Love this picture!
pinapoe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
seburo1977 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Very good! :)
OdinPaladin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This is THE BEST rendition of the displacer beast that I've seen yet! I could actually in-visualize this coming after me (much to my chagrin!) Great job whomever you are Conceptopolis!
PantanaDM Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
That is awesome and vicious looking! Really, really like!
shad0wdream Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Very nice! Actually does the monster justice!
MeyerDoug Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I love this look! Much more the way I have invisioned it than the starved versions of previous editions. The only thing I would like to see -- and I have absolutely NO idea HOW you could do it, is some indication of the "displacement" effect. Heat waves or ghost images maybe? But if it went just like this, I wouldn't argue either.
Arbanax Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Dragonhelm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you, WotC, for making the displacer beast look like a cat again! And thanks for feeding him! He was starved in prior editions!
Conceptopolis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Yeah, that Displacer Beast has been around for a while. Check out the history here. [link]
Never knew that "Avatar" took the concept from here or vice versa.
Balthnae Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
The Displacer Beast was thought up by the original Dungeons and Dragons creators in the 70's. I think it's safe to say that while there may have been some subliminal inspiration, the two ideas arose separately. It does look like something form the deep jungle of Pandora, though :)
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