Watching the Hobbit got my monster making desires all fired up again. I've started working on an Orc character. His name is Zaugok (Zauw-gok) the skullcrusher. I know, I know, he's missing his crushed trophy skulls from his many years of brutal warfare. But don't worry those will come later.
Here's what I've got so far: some concepts and a rough block in of the model:
Originally I had wanted to do a bit of samurai style armor and a sword based on Samwise's orc blade-master concept... but after I picked name and I did some concept sketches I liked the idea of a totally brutal orc with crude armor, a huge axe and tons of trophy skulls better.