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TOR: Half Orc by Merlkir TOR: Half Orc by Merlkir
A monster illustration in “Horse-lords of Rohan” for The One Ring Roleplaying Game. 
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CardsharkInfluence Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
I always love how your illustrations (and a lot of The One Ring's illustrations, in general)  hints at a civilisation, albeit crude, supporting them, the pipe, the non-threatening posture, the color outside of the so typical grey and brown, the absence of spike galore on their armors and weapons, that makes them more than a mere shallow evil-grunt-of-the-day that will be cut down with a swift sword slash in the next few seconds. Same goes for the goblin-man artwork, or your older Hillmen stuff.
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ShaunMbax Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed.  I never got much into Tolkien's works, but it seems to me that a lot of the bad guys are very shallow and pure evil.  Maybe I'm wrong, but I do like how he's given personality to this half orc.  I mean, how could orcs survive without at least SOME pleasure in their pathetic lives?  
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Nasty, grisly, evil-looking fellow... but he comes across as a character, not just a monster. Maybe it's the pipe? :-)
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist
as always, an excelent design, loved that ragged, mismatched armor!
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Nice to see you represented in the new book. The half-orc goes along with my idea that Saruman's uruk-hai were mainly half-orcs that favored the orc side of the breeding. So one gets tall, relatively man-proportioned orcs that don't swoon in the sunlight. The equipment doesn't look quite so derivative here, rough and ready. The pipe is a nice touch though. :)
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Dude-in-the-box Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome!
Though after the markings on his head it looks like he took a dip into a deep fryer XD
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JayZSkippedLegDay Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
fucking awesome
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Are they half human/half orc or an orc/goblin horror?

Or more like manbearpig? :)
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