Friday, August 22, 2014

The Last Battle: Orc vs Man PDF

After quite a long while and a lot of work and effort, my remake of my second Barbaric Brawn story is finished!  The Last Battle: Orc vs Man is a completely rewritten and reillustrated story and weighs in as my biggest project ever.  It features a familiar cast of characters with vast updates to their models, and even some new studs enter the fray in this updated story.

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The PDF's images will be bigger than the blog versions (increased to 1500 x 1167) and will be less compressed, giving you a clearer image.

Extras exclusive to the PDF version:
  • A 26 page (19 illustrations, 7 text pages) split scene with M'Kett and his captors and Yord and Kal facing off against Nol'rahg.
  • The 10 illustration bonus mini story Ra'zug Wants Love
  • A batch of 23 WIPs and character comparison images showing the cast's evolution over time.

  • File size: 130.2 MB
  • Pages: 251 total (165 illustrations, 58 text pages, 23 WIP / character comparison bonuses, and 5 pages for cover, credits, bonus splashes, and rear)
  • Language: English
  • File format: PDF (readable on computers and eReaders; more info here)
  • No annoying DRM; open on as many devices as you want

I'd like to also give a shout out to Alex M. for helping me along with an idea for M'Kett's scenario!  Thanks very much, everyone, for your support.  I put quite a bit into this, so I hope that you guys love it just as much as I do.

Now available in PDF format
The Last Battle: Orc vs Man Barbarian vs Olympian
The Cold Wrestling War The Defiant Prince
Muscle City Night Fight Olympian Knockout
Tuskar the Barbarian: The Axe of Power
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The Last Battle: Orc vs Man P1

Here's the first free part of The Last Battle: Orc vs Man, the site version. To find out more info about the PDF version with exclusive content; and higher resolution, less compressed images; click here or find the link for more info at the end of this part of the story!

Part I: The History of Man and Orc

It was a time long, long ago in a world similar to our own.  The races of orcs and humans dwelled upon the same continent, divided into two sides.  From the first days of their interaction, the two races were unfriendly with one another.  Their disagreements over resource allocation and land division led to a bitter resentment and a fast deterioration of orc/man relations.

It was written in Teth'krul (a book held sacred by the oldest and wisest of the orcs) that the races of man and orc did not always coexist on the same world.  It was believed that the gods of orc and of man merged their two identical worlds into one, thus pitting two alphas against one another and creating discord.

The elder humans had their theories as to where the orcs originated, but after 400 years of coexisting, the stories had grown vague and only allegories remained in their place.  Some men believed that the orcs were sent by the gods of evil and that their battles with the hulking greenskins served only as amusement for the dark deities.  Some believed that the orcs were once a small band of men who were corrupted by befouled land and procreated from there.  Still others believed in what was written in the orc texts.

Regardless of the other side's origin, the two understood that their conflict was unsustainable.  Their constant battles resulted in a massive loss of stone, lumber, and food.  Were they to survive, one must dominate and rule over the other.

Something had to be done...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

About The Last Battle: Orc vs Man

It's just about ready to go!  I wanted to go ahead and let you guys know how I'm gonna be posting this story.  I'd mentioned some time ago that this time will be a bit different than how I've done it before.

I decided to make this story into a PDF as it was being written and illustrated so I could offer it up for sale alongside the site version.  How I'll do this is, once a week on Friday, I'll post a new part of the story for free on the blog with the option to buy the all-in-one version whenever you'd like.

Like usual, however, the PDF version will be bigger and less compressed than the free images found on the blog.  Also, there are two scenes (M'Kett's bondage + Yord and Kal's fight with an orc hunter and the bonus mini tale Ra'zug Wants Love) and a batch of WIPs and character comparison images that are exclusive to the PDF.

I'm in the process of converting the story to PDF now, but it appears that the page count for illustration and text is a total of 251 (with everything included).  165 of those are the illustrations for the main story and the Ra'zug Wants Love mini tale.

I'll have more info to share very soon!  Thank you for your patience and I hope that you guys enjoy this one.  I put an awful lot of hard work and love into making it the best I could.

Update: It's up!  Click here to find out more!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Quick Note: Progress Report

How's everyone doing?  I just wanted to make a quick note saying that I've completed the third part/chapter of The Last Battle: Orc vs Man.  That part of the story is Lortho Orcbane's all new fight with the narcissistic, bodybuilding orc Gorg.

I made some really nice illustrations for it, and I'd love to show you them (I'm itching to, honestly), but I want to save it for when the entire thing is complete.  I'll have something I want to announce regarding that when the work is almost done.  It's something I haven't yet done in regards to how a story is posted.  I think it's a good idea, though, so I'll let you know when the time comes.

As of tonight, I have around 25 pages of text written for this story and 62 illustrations completely done.  I estimate I'm about halfway done with this project.  I'm working like crazy to get it done sometime this month, but I also refuse to call it completed until I'm sure it's of a very high quality.

Take care, all, and have a happy Friday!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Overlord Krag (OvM WIP 4)

Bra'thor Krag is the overlord and ruler of the race known as the orcs.  He is the biggest and strongest of any living orc and rules over his studs with an iron fist.  Although he's hard on his orcs and takes no disobedience from them, he has their best interest at heart and will do anything to push their interests in the world.

Krag commands his troops from Grohmah, the capital city of the land that belongs to the tusked titans.  For years, Krag has kept his orcs safe from the humans, led by King Hurk, while he slowly amassed power and resources for the inevitable war against the softskins.

But one day, an orc scout named Ya'gor ran into his throne room with urgent news.  The scout told his overlord that Hurk had fallen in battle to another human.  This human, this new king, Ranzen, rose to power on the promise that he would destroy the orc threat and reclaim lands and resources that rightfully belonged to man.

Calm and collected, Krag sat upon his throne and pondered this new king.  He licked his tusks and grumbled lowly, menacingly.  He would be ready for King Alurad Ranzen.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Quick Note: A New Store

Hey there, guys!  I've opened up a new online store to be another avenue to purchase my PDFs (along with my Lulu shop) and other art books that eventually get made.  I've finished adding my current catalog of PDFs, in addition to a 5 exclusive image pack I had available as a donation reward a while back.

The nice thing about this new store is that I'll be able to run sales via discount codes very easily.  They accept Visa and MasterCard, so wherever you are in the world, it should work just fine.

I'll be adding new releases to this store alongside my shop at Lulu.  Thank you for looking and, as always, for your support!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ra'zug at the Farmstead (WIP)

This is Ra'zug (formerly known as Zug or Little Zug), one of the smallest fully-grown greenskins in existence in the world of orcs and men.  I gave Ra'zug several minor changes in this newest version of his model.  Other than his name, the most notable change is the cluster of spiked, blood-red metal piercings he has in that handsome mug of his.

Like just about everyone else so far, he also sports a new loincloth that I've modified heavily with a custom texture and opacity map.  His loincloth is just a little too short and if you look closely, you can see his orchood dangling beyond it.  And if you look a little too closely, he'll beat the crap out of you!  Well... depending on his mood it may be something else he does, heheheh.

The story component is coming along nicely.  I've finished writing this farmstead part tonight and, in total, have about 60% of the text completed.  The majority of the work will come from building and rendering the imagery, however.  Well, back to work, then!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuskar's Dream

Recently, my computer has started to slow down quite a lot, which is usually a sign that it's time for a reformat.  I've been running this install of Windows 7 for quite a while and have probably cluttered up the registry, etc with a ton of bloat that's slowing me down.

I've decided to do a reformat soon, so I went ahead and bought an SSD (I had one before, but unfortunately had to return to a mechanical HDD) to make the process smoother.  That should hopefully help speed up my work a bit and get things done faster.

In the meantime, I repurposed the farm scene of The Last Battle: Orc vs Man for a quick crossover with Tuskar, Officer Ronnie, and Ryan!

I don't have a story to go with this, but I was thinking that one of the witchdoctors of Kugo's tribe took the barbarian into his hut for some fun and ended up causing him to dream of two men he's never met from thousands of years in the future...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Joshua, the Farmer's Son (WIP)

This is Joshua, son of Bryant (left) who was known simply in the original series as "the farmer's son."  Like his father, Joshua received some updates over his published version, but not nearly as many as Bryant.

Both of these crop-growing, meat-producing studs are now beefier and bigger than they used to be, and they now wear clothes as they go about their chores.  The farm on which they serve their fellow humans has been expanded and brought to life with a lot more vegetation and utilities.

Little did the two realize that their lives were about to change forever...