World of Warcrafts newset expansion Warlords of Drarnor saw many issues, but also added model upgrades to most of the MMO's original races. A few hours ago, Blizzard Entertainment revealed its work-in-progress models of the blood elf race, one of the remaining races that have not seen an update.
Senior Artist Joe Keller is working on the Blood Elf male model. He had this to say about his thoughts on his designs:
"The male Blood Elf already has a lot of character with his easily recognizable pose and stylish hair. Our update just gives us a chance to define and focus on that. His anatomy, facial features, and hair will all get an update while still maintaining his iconic look, bringing him to the level of the other new character models."
Senior Artist Dusty Nolting is focusing on the female model, he had this to say about his designs:
"The Horde has classically been about brutes, blood, and thunder. The Blood Elves bring a bit of subtlety to the Horde, and I think that was one of the most important aspects of the Blood Elves to maintain. For the female specifically, something we did often was move things around in small but deliberate increments, to make sure everything was just right. It’s the delicate details like her nose shape or fingertips that represent the most challenging parts of upgrading the female."
Blizzard is let to announce when these models will be included in the game, but from the sounds of it, the wait will not be long as they hope that they will be able to"roll these out quickly."