This was a commission painting job. The client wanted a fairly traditional orc colours, so he has a pretty traditional colour scheme. At first, I was planning to give him very dark skin, like the black orcs in the old days of GW; but in the end I changed my mind and ended up using something a little lighter. But it is still a bit different from the usual way I paint orc skin - there is more blue content in this one, and quite dark shadows, to try to give a slightly darker feel.
Posted: 24 Feb 2009