Oh, you poor fool. Why, why, why did you come to this page? I cannot draw for beans.
However, perhaps these pathetic images will assist you in visualizing some of the things in the Mandrake stories. Click away, but be prepared to cover your eyes
Head sketches of Zetic as a Gold Dragon
Seeing this, a friend exclaimed: "So, these are stories about some kind of ant guy?".
The two things sticking out the back are, in fact, gazelle-like horns, not antennae. The persepective drawing isn't terribly bad for accuracy, though the others are... more terribly bad. Zetic's Mulhorandi headdress is pictured in the bottom-right.
Two imperfect drawings of Isacharact
Neither of the two drawings in this image really captures Isacharact's face the way I want it to be. The one on the left looks too young and small, while the one on the right is too elongated and matronly - not to mention polygonal. The single eye-drawing isn't bad, but I fared better with the jewellery; the horn-covers are fairly correct, and the wedding-girdle is pretty spot-on.
These sketches are based off of the portrait of the White Dragon in the D&D Monster Manual, with the replacement of the single head-frill with two (basically ears), the addition of horns, and an elogation of the neck (the basic White Dragon has a squat neck).
An illustration of the Hapax Legomenon sword
This was done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and as such it is extremely simplistic, though it does give you the general curved-backwards-with-spikes-and-eye-design idea of the thing. Note the inward curve on the backside of the blade as well as the fact that the proportions are all off for what is supposed to be a two-handed sword. Blast.
A Chitarrone Lute
The Chitaronne is a real musical instrument, and this is a real picture, having been made by someone *other* than me. Essentially, as described in the stories, it's a two-necked lute.
To paraphrase Q from Star Trek: "To whatever God you believe in... pray that no more pictures are drawn."
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