Friday, May 4, 2012

ArtOrder - Art Test - Orc Cook

It has just come to my attention that is has been over an entire year since I last participated in an ArtOrder challenge. I knew it had been a little while, but not over an whole year! At least I am doing something about it...

If you missed it, there has been a lot of talk in the circles I find myself about the ArtOrder challenge that just wrapped up, if you missed it you can read all about it HERE. Basically the challenge was to take one of about seven subjects and make your own version of it. I obviously went with the Orc Cook. Speaking of which...

 Orc Cook
No one ever tells the cook to roll initiative.
© 2012 Christopher Burdett

If you would like to see all the submissions the entire line up of the challenge is over on ArtOrder! Be sure to head over to take a look at everyone's hard work! If some of all this sounds familiar you might be remembering a post from last month in which I talk about my approaches to humanoid monsters. Needless to say there are some silly pictures out there of me posing as an Orc cook... and no, they will not be coming to the blog anytime soon.

Hopefully it won't be another entire year till I participate again in an ArtOrder challenge! Big thanks as always going out to Jon Schindehette for all he does with ArtOrder and for doing these great challenges!

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

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  1. Fantastic work Christopher! I really like the softer looking orc, like he fits in with his position in the tribe :D

  2. I love the bandolier of spices. Excellent touch!

  3. Thanks everybody! Really appreciated! It was too fun of an idea to not have a go at :D

  4. Great work Chris, ever thought of maybe submitting artwork for Wizards of the Coast (Magick the Gathering, etc.)? Would love to see this bad boy as an Orc card! :-)

  5. @Cher - I have done my fair share of work for Wizards of the Coast, from various Dungeons & Dragons projects, Dreamblade miniature, to even a project that never was released... but Magic the Gathering has remained out of my grasp. Maybe one day I will find myself working on it.