I did a series of height charts depicting the seven standard playable races in fantasy role playing. Of course I took some liberties here and there. Some influence from D&D and Pathfinder’s rule sets, and jumping off into my own design with the gnomes.
These two are great, but the differences are so obvious. Human is messy, with hair and scruff everywhere. Delightfully rogue-ish. The elf is smooth and all his muscles are defined, his hair is a writhing prehensile mass of perfect leaves. No stray hairs.
Half-elves and half-orcs have problems fitting in. Typically anyhow. I drew them here, without a care in the world. Not tied down to one world or another. Part of me imagines that these are a tryouts for a porno in a modern set fantasy world. Let’s me give these guys more specific character, instead of presenting them as the epitome of a “race.” That’s such an absurd notion anyway. The half-elf I imagine as a kind of hippy hipster. Walks around barefoot most of the time, and when he’s not he’s mountain boarding through the woods. (that’s skateboarding, but with wheels designed for rougher terrain. It’s a real thing you guys!) The half-orc is a straight forward guy, he’s not coy about sex, and is busy fondling himself right away.
I like the subtle personalities of these fellas. The gnome especially with his raised eye brow and apparent annoyance. He makes a perfect librarian. The design for the gnome was something of a struggle, because I wanted to do something a little more unique. Which is always a risk with these kinds of things. If it defies the audiences definition of what makes a thing a thing, people just roll there eyes and say “yeah right.” Take those Twilight Vampires for example. So giving the gnome monkey like characteristics might turn a few people off, but I think it makes a kind of sense.
Dick size for this line up was an issue I addressed by not giving too much of a fuck about it. In the end, when I was working on the halfling, I decided that “hey screw it, I’ll give them all the same average size.” Not all of them are fully erect either, so that kinda confuses things. Needless to say, halfling came about a little better than everyone, making his penis to body size ratio a bit… skewed. Also I made the half-orc and dwarves nuts a bit … large. Whatever, I’m pleased with the general similarities in size. Any variation can be attributed to normal size variation, because guess what fantasy role playing games, people are not templates!