The Erol Otus Shrine

...I find that many Otus drawings catch my attention, and stick in my mind far longer than other early rolegame artists do. His style evokes the exotic and the macabre in a way that few other artists can match.

--Matt Stevens, “Brilliance & Dross in RPG Artwork”, Imazine #37

oldschoolfrp:

The minotaur of the Caves of Chaos with his mail coat and spear.  (Erol Otus from the early printings of D&D module B2: The Keep on the Borderlands, TSR, 1980.)  This was replaced in later printings with Bill Willingham’s version and the text was changed to update his stats, reduce his # of attacks and increase his spear damage.
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oldschoolfrp:

The minotaur of the Caves of Chaos with his mail coat and spear.  (Erol Otus from the early printings of D&D module B2: The Keep on the Borderlands, TSR, 1980.)  This was replaced in later printings with Bill Willingham’s version and the text was changed to update his stats, reduce his # of attacks and increase his spear damage.

djrealclassact:

I love Erol Otus and you should too .

bluenote1553:

Erol Otus artwork

A little more EO illustrations for your pleasure.

The viking dude riding the dragon isn’t by Otus, but otherwise a righteous collection.

Otus black & white illo depicting the Keep on the Borderlands. View high resolution

Otus black & white illo depicting the Keep on the Borderlands.

An Otus illo for Top Secret

An Otus illo for Top Secret

A Greyhawk illo.  The Rain of Colorless Fire, perhaps? View high resolution

A Greyhawk illo.  The Rain of Colorless Fire, perhaps?

infravisions:

"…all mouth and eyes."

Gibbering Mouther
Erol Otus
Harold Johnson and Jeff R. Leason, text
C1: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan

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