Animation is a big factor for the female Draenei specifically, so it’s important to keep it in mind when comparing the two. The original female Draenei has some fairly extreme posing that happens when she’s animated. If you were to see the static model of the original without any posing you’d see that it looks very similar to the new one. With her pose applied her shoulders stretch backward, her pelvis rotates forward, and her chin lowers—causing her head to angle downwards. The curvature in her lower back, and why the head shape looks slightly different, are also due to the new model not having the same posing applied yet. She also looks a lot taller! Ultimately all of those things will be addressed when we animate the new model, they just don’t take place until she’s rigged and sent on to the animation team.
We hope you enjoyed this super quick look at where we’re at right now, and we’ll continuing sharing more in-progress art as we go forward. The next article in the Artcraft series we’re planning is a look at the creation of the Spires of Arak, a new zone coming in Warlords of Draenor. Thanks for stopping by!
Senior Character Artist Joe Keller did the majority of the work on this revamp, with direction from our Lead Character Artist Tyson Murphy (@tysmurph), and myself (@artofcgrobinson).
seems like their spine are fixed
Seems like most people saw the model and then commented. So let's remind everyone that they said this is a quick preview due to they felt a bit bad for the April's Fool joke. They are still going to do some work to the Draenei female model.At this point I'm ok with the model. I was afraid that they might botch it and the April Fools joke didn't help at all. But if they keep the model like this (except better pose and animation) it would be enough. Might look a bit out of place if you take into account how different the other models' face look after the update.Now I just want to see the Bloodelf model... we might finally get to see what this "male" version would look like... I mean there hasn't been a real male bloodelf. :P
Everytime I see 'em, I remember the April Fool's joke... xD
I love the lips so far, i hope they make them more glossy
I like that they changed enough that the model still looks like the characters we've come to love, but it won't look out of place with the other spiffed up models. I'm sure that blocky old nose would have looked weird next to the cute new textures that other female noses got.I'm really worried about how the femgoats are going to look animated, though. I know people loved the old poses and animations, but quite frankly any sort of heavy plate looks really odd on female draenei. They really need to fix the way big shoulderpads sit on their shoulders, and when their animating the model would be the time to do it.
Yay, a good update for this one. =) thank you!
Iiiiiiiii don't know.....they changed the angle of the face so much it just doesn't look right anymore...
I'm loving this so far <3
Do she got a booty? Granted she did already but now it is more well defined.
I like that they are giving a more athletic form to so many of the females that previously lacked definition, so you actually get the sense that this is an active person.
Hummm, one can understand that Draenei com from the Eredar... an advanced (and near "perfect") race. To be honest, I'm expecting to see most of the changes for F Draenei in their animations, because their appearance is already awesome. Maybe some details here and there, but the room for improvement is little... same cannot be said about other races though... I seriously hope NElfs get their hand size reduced... weapon size because of this sometimes is absurd...Hopefully we will see more hairstyles and colors :DGreat job so far Blizz!
Not an actual update of the model. Just pictures of maybe what they might do with it in the future. They are doing nothing with this project. I am winning my bet that they will not finish it.