Never been a fan of the reverse-albino/Morlocks-inspired look, but a fanatical cult devoted to the incarnation of a spider-goddess? That I can get behind.
D is for Death Knight
...or "Death Hussar" in this case
Bleh. Horrible. An experiment that didnt pan out
A personal favourite since my first big book of Greek Myths as a child. Didn't try to do anything funky or original with this one, straight up classic Chimerah. And for the amount of time it took (28 minutes precisely - yeah, I cheated a bit), I like it. It's no Frazetta, but with animals sans reference one of my weaker areas, I'm pleased with it. The lion part looks leonine, the goat part goaty, and the serpent part looks serpentine.
Crab People, Crab People...Look like Crab, Walk like People...
FAIL! First one not finished in under the allotted time limit
This one is horrible, just painful to look at.
So Bugbears are an interesting case. In D&D, they're just big Goblinoids, a position I think already served fine by Orcs. In folklore, a 'bug' or 'bwg' originally was a class of faery creature that one could reasonably equate with Goblin. A bugbear thus being a bear-like goblin more or less. This sketch is the germ of an idea I think I'll explore more later on, taking a slight Miyazaki influence...
Bulette aka "Land Shark!"