There’s been a great deal of imagery posted when it comes to the Fantasy Characters of Orcs. Yet most of the images seemed to fall under 2 catagories, WETA’s version of LOTR orcs and then Blizzard’s version of Warcraft Orcs.
I submit that there is no real guideline on how orcs look. In fact they are humanoid class characters, for those of you who played D&D and still do. The problem I see is that a standard has been set on a design and I’ve seen orcs that were nothing more than humans with green skins, to the pig faced orcs with high bulk found in the D&D designs. Yet these in-betweens seem to be deeply shunned by designers nowadays and earlier orc designs has taken a back seat to WETA’s and Blizzard’s version of orcs.
Therefore I decided to break the current trend and go with an older orc design. I bought a D&D Monster Manual about a week ago and was study their view of fantasy creatures and just as I expected, different from others. The orc design however stood out the most as it has changed little since 1982 when I was playing D&D as a Kid.
I’ll post more tommorrow when I get more done, but now I have to get back to work.