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Ben Wootten’s Mantyd Warrior

12 April, 2011
Xilan, Mantyd Warrior by Ben Wootten

Xilan, Mantyd Warrior by Ben Wootten

At the end of last year I was fortunate enough to win an illustration from the very talented Ben Wootten for donating to charity.

This was all coordinated through Craig Higdon’s RPG Character Illustrations site.

Craig and Ben were both great to work with.  I sent a very detailed description (over a page) and was consulted several times throughout the project to ensure that I was happy with the piece.

The piece is of Xilan, one of the Mantyd-caste (sorcerously created insect-human hybrids) warriors from the Land of Far Cathay.  Which, technically, is more Chinese than Japanese but I was still entirely happy with the samuraiko version that Ben came up with.

If people would like to know more about the Mantyd-caste, or the other castes, of Far Cathay or the setting itself please let me know.  I have the campaign notes around somewhere.

4 comments

  1. Wow – very nice stuff. Wooten does indeed do good work, and I think he’s getting better and better.


  2. Thanks to you and all the others that donated during the holidays!


  3. Great art! I would like to know more about both the Mantyd and the setting.



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