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Hail!

Time to retire the dead!

One of my latest works to date and certainly one of the most difficult to execute as well. The idea is simple, a dwarf cart, retiring a dead orc hero.

The drafts went through many stages of editing in order to capture what Felix and me agree, is the best for the piece. I took the initiative and redesigned the wooden cart initially, I just can't take Dwarfs using wood apart from using it for burning.

"IT MUST BE MADE OF GOOD DWARF STEEL!" I can hear my inner dwarf grumbling away as I did the drafts. UUrrgh... Looks shoody! Redraft it, beardling....... grumble...grumble

With a fine grasp of fantasy influence, it really makes certain works tough to conceptualise. Like how the Orc Hero is dragged instead of placed into the cart properly. But than again. do Dwarfs need to be proper to Greenskins? NOPE! So I decided to let the Dwarfs have their fun :)

Now the color of Orc blood. I do know they have green blood in many cases, but in order to bring home the gore, I decided it best to have them smeared in bloody red. Adds on that sense of gore and violence done to the Orc Hero (Obviously no match for Dwarven skill and steel).

I do hope this gives everyone a sense of how I approach a piece of work (Concept wise). Always a firm believer of good content that inspires, but sometimes it's the other way round, so it's a creative cycle.

Anyways, enough grumbling. Do hope you guys enjoy the work:D

More "Avatars of War"!
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:iconflorida-raven:
Florida-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Early retirement for the orc, but sure as hell it's overtime for the janitor.
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:iconbooknerd87:
Booknerd87 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
damn good
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:icongreglakowske:
GregLakowske Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a true Masterpiece in my opinion!
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:icondark-blast:
dark-blast Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Genius!!
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:icongilanthegrey:
gilanthegrey Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
dwarfs rock in many ways: armour strenght engineering smithing runecrafting mining and making beer... but thats not that special but this picture is in just one word: damn totally f*cking awsomee
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:iconcoriousedz:
Coriousedz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
the losers take a brake, the champ take a glory hohohohoho, nice pic ^^. i like the models of the avatars of war but i dun know how to play it hehehe.
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:iconguzkull:
Guzkull Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
pretty freaking sweet! for gork n mork! :D
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:iconauroraman:
AuroraMan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
I don't think MediCare covers this...;)
Nice work !
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:iconspineyguy:
Spineyguy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
GOOD DWARFE STEEL?!?!

WHAT ABOUT THE POOR HORSES YOU MANIAC!

Ok enough caps lock.

But seriously, I wouldn't want to try andpull a solid steel cart, plus the weight of a massive Ork.

I always though Ork blood was thick and black as tar.
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:iconslavicwolf:
SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the detail on the orc's armour. and if memory serves me correct. GW stated that Greenskins have red blood. though i am letting my inner gamer geek out.
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:iconjosemiguelbatistajr:
JoseMiguelBatistajr Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The red ones die faster.
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:iconbotchiball:
botchiball Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
another awesome piece : ).
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:iconbara-x-chan:
bara-x-chan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
This is amazing..almost TOO good..lol.
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:iconwolverine76:
WOLVERINE76 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
holy canoly!
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:icondevonition:
Devonition Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008   General Artist
aw mah godz, That is brutal. AWesome
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:iconmagicswordz:
magicswordz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
No!!! how did he lose D:
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:icondezzo:
dezzo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome stuff
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:iconafter-eleven:
after-eleven Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
lol this is amazing, very gruesome and raw! I like the orc armor concept too, nice one
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:iconimric1251:
imric1251 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
that is an awsome piece of work. love the dust effect
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:iconsebbythefreak:
Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Heh, a colisseum Zamboni!
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:iconrv-tide:
RV-TIDE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ouch. Nice detail.
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:iconv86:
v86 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
very cool picture.. amazing..:)
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:iconghulhund:
Ghulhund Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Wow, I love the sort of eerie feel the grey sky gives to this piece. Great angle too, definately captures the scene very well :)
I love the details on the cart too, and I love the orc's armor and helmet.
Brilliant work!
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:iconphilabuster:
PhiLaBuster Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
very intrigued by this avatars game, great work on all of them
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:iconbryce-lee:
Bryce-Lee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
These are all awesome man, I checked out the site, the minis are gorgeously sculpted. I agree on the red blood, you want to make people realize instantly, hey that guys leaking gore! Great job bud.
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:iconethernaldark:
EthernalDark Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Concept wise that the hell is the thing sticking out of his torso?
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:iconegilsterkr:
EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
:dance: im in heaven! your new works are so cool!
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:iconkorhil:
Korhil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
I can't grasp how two horses could drag a chariot made completely from thick steel, it would take 8 to say the least.

They do everything from steel but a machine "pulls" it.

Anyway those are speacial dwarven horses ;)

I gotta say my favourite dwarven art is "Stubborn til death!" Really captures how dwarves live their life.

It seems the dwarf is in some kind of arena amusing the public.
This piece of yours really shows that dwarves are more than capable of holding their own against mighty greenskins. Greenies are stronger but they don't have heart, honor or duty that binds them into one collective. like a chainmail armor every dwarf is bound in it as a single metal circle, but together they make a great protective piece that could withstand anything.

Great work once again.
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blu-ish Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
amazing, colours composition and all. :w00t: the birds are a great detail :nod:
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