The latest incarnations of the basilisk look more iguana-like, with less of a pronounced snout, giving it a barrel-like shape. But the first drawings of the basilisk in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual featured an almost cute beast with a pronounced horn. Reaper's miniature is inspired by that look.
It may be because of their dragon-like appearance, but for some reason I thought basilisks were bigger. This is probably why the art has evolved to make the basilisk look more menacing, but in this case its appearance works just fine. The basilisk seems to be gazing placidly in the distance, just like the Monster Manual picture.
I decided to give the basilisk a reddish crest to make it look a little more dangerous, with a light gray underbelly, blue scales, and a blue wash overall. Given that the basilisk has since lost the nose horn, this is the perfect miniature at a reasonable price.
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