I’ve spent time working with the awesome illustrations in Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual by creating a couple of coloring books for my kids here and here. I felt like I could use the monsters for more than just coloring.
This little video was quite a labor and not exactly what I had originally envisioned. I haven’t previously done lip sync animation, so the method I chose was to create three mouth shapes, closed, a little open, and wide open. I then tried to match them to the peaks and valleys of the audio waveform of the dialogue. I felt this effort would make this project good for the Lip Read mashup assignment.
I actually started this project quite some time ago, but was so frustrated by it I gave it up for months. I had wanted Rocky (the pink Owlbear) to walk in from the left, and Mickey (the blue Eye of the Deep) to have his tentacles moving wildly.
I think Rocky makes for a good owlbear which has a ‘hug’ attack. And Mickey’s squint eye probably has the same stun effect as the eye of the deep.
So Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual madness continues in my home. We continue to choose monsters to blow up and color from the amazing Advanced D&D Monster Manual. Recently my kids have been more interested in hearing the backstory for each monster, and dragons have become the most interesting.
Every D&D dragon is colored, the ‘evil’ dragons tend to be primary colored and the ‘good’ dragons are of the lustrus metals. But my daughter has decided to make them all pink (ok that’s because it’s the only marker that hasn’t completely dried out, really).
I wanted to share this mashup of the Advanced D & D Monster Manual which includes a dozen pages of monsters blown up and in a vector format (which makes them scale without pixelization.)
I’ve been making these for my kids to use as a coloring book pages. Both of them are hooked on coloring in these monsters and ask me everyday to make more. Here’s PDF – Advanced DS106 Color Your Monster Manual that you can download to print out or remix any of these monsters.