Orkish Mounted Warchief - from draft to lineart Oct 8, 2016 21:12:04 GMT -9
Post by jeffgeorge on Oct 8, 2016 21:12:04 GMT -9
someone in this thread mentioned that (apart from more or less exotic mounts like ox, bison/zubr, mammoth or lizards) orcs could use also mundane horses...
Well, in fact why not?
Perhaps we should leave horses for historical series (obviously) and for humans only within fantasy - however the idea sounds kinda tempting, so having in mind mine DUOCORNS set (kinda dark-side unicorns;) here's the first "combined" outcome preview.
It is rather "dark-ish" figurine (perhaps some more standing-out, vivid parts like red harness should be replaced by dark grey or even black ones?), then due to some details (wait for B-side...) it's definitely more dark fantasy than figurines in released set.
Actually to publish such figurine at OBS family safe filter should be switched off - so most probably I will release it as a freebie here, assuming that it wouldn't be against any rules
Forgive me, but I am not seeing what's so "dark" about this figure. Sure, it's not drawn in a cartoony or manga style, but it's not obscene or gory. The only thing that is even slightly "scary" is the severed head on the saddle, but that's not a major feature in the artwork, and it's not presented in a way that's particularly shocking, considering what we see in PG-13 movies and cable TV series. Orcs are nasty, cruel, and vicious, and they do mean things like lop off their victims' heads and tie them to their saddles--Peter Jackson made all that abundantly clear in the LotR movies, and no one freaked out about it. I don't see what's objectionable about this figure.
Now, don't think that because I don't think this figure doesn't crosses the line, that I don't think there's a line to cross. I don't want to see a line of In the Kitchen with Hannibal Lechter figures here where some visitors may be underage. But I don't think this orc warchief is out of line with what anyone interested in the genres covered by the games we are here to support would have seen a thousand times before.
My two cents.