Day 9: Eyeball
Sure, sure, a beholder would have been a more appropriate D&D-inspired enemy for this challenge, but I like the weird and weepy abomination that is the eyewing (the original inspiration for almost every TV and video game eyebat enemy that exists today).
From the AD&D 2nd Ed. "Monstrous Manual":
"Eyewings are loathsome inhabitants of the Abyss. They are obedient, loyal, and dumb - perfect servitors for the dark gods and their more powerful minions.
An eyewing's body is a fat, egg-shaped ball covered with matted black fur. The 5-foot-wide body is supported by a pair of five-foot-long leathery bat wings. Each wing is tipped with a set of three razor-sharp talons. An 8-foot-long rat's tail dangles from the back of the body. The tail ends in a small, sharp spur. It has no feet, and has never been known to land.
The body is dominated by the single, bulging, 4-foot-wide eyeball. The eyeball is black with a blood-red pupil. A vile blue fluid continuously leaks from the eye, soiling its fur. Great leathery eyelids squeeze this fluid out and away from the creature. The stench is unbelievable..."
Other fun facts:
1. Their special attack is crying on people.
2. They have no mouth or lungs, and are sustained only by magic and evil thoughts.
3. They have been known to live on the moon.
[inked pencil drawing of an eyewing with a red pupil]