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Tundrok: Then and Now by chief-orc Tundrok: Then and Now by chief-orc
If any of you are friends of mine on facebook, you may have seen this pic I posted a while ago: [link]
My style has changed a bit in 9 years, but, my subject matter sure as hell hasn't :B

I've been gaming a lot lately, and I wanted to return to the idea of re-designing my 1st 3rd edition character, Tundrok. I kinda miss this guy. He had a lot of adventures, from fighting minotaur pirates and traveling back in time to help a person reach god-hood, to getting his ass kicked in a fist-fight by a gypsy over a horse-cart (because I was the only person in the group who hadn't seen "Snatch.")

here he is, in his standard issue studded-leather every adventurer has, until about level 6.

How the Hell I got away with playing a character who wore a scarf and suspenders un-ironically is beyond me.

WARNING: Boring D&D Nostalgia/Design Tangent
I don't know if anybody else was following the aesthetic shift D&D was making in its transition from AD&D to 3E, but, a major change they made to design was to make most suits of armor composed almost entirely out of belts and small pouches. Being that I was 14 (and stupid) I ate this shit right up, so, instead of designing a barbarian in a loincloth and bear-skin (as barbarians should be.) I had to get on the belt bus, and cover poor Tundrok in straps.

Of course, I look back at this design-choice now, and realize how hideous it is. In fact, whenever I draw a character now who is wearing a belt where a belt has no business being, my body fires liquid diarrhea into my brain, in an attempt to poison me.

In my redesign, I wanted to get rid of most of those belts and layers of armor, though I kept the suspenders (which, I'm sure I added at the time just for the sake of having more fucking belts to strap shit to.)

Paper texture from: [link]
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Setric-Isoul Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Fuck yeah!
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Very good looking Orc... I see Charisma was not *his* dump stat!
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Chelarda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D8 I should do that! Redraw drawings from the past that I've done <:
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chief-orc Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Do it! Its happy fun times.
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:iconchelarda:
Chelarda Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, I left all my old drawings at home DX
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Cathto Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't forget the over abundance of scale mail
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chief-orc Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Ah yes, how could I forget, the abundance of armor made out of thousands of tiny segments.
For as much scale mail as there was in the artwork, I don't think anybody in any games I have ever been in has worn any.
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Cathto Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most armoured guys tend to go for chain as soon as they can. I usually obly taks scale for the aesthetic.
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Big-Bad-Wulf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
love it, makes me more eager to do my 1st ever D&D session, even though id prolly be nervous.

is it wrong if i say he looks lovable X3
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chief-orc Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I don't know, he doesn't look very lovable to me, and he spent most of his time going into a screaming rage and hacking apart everything that moved, but, maybe under the layers of scar-tissue and body hair, there is a sweet, loving half orc.

but, probably not.
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