One of the most exciting part of the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft is the revamped character models. In a new developer blog post on the official site, Senior Art Director Chris Robinson takes players on a step-by-step journey through the model overhaul. Included in the blog post are several new screens of the human female model. Be sure to click on each screen to see a more comprehensive image.
We’re looking at these model revamps as a sort of “spiritual update” to the art content that currently exists in-game—except we’re completely redoing them from scratch. That includes the base model, skin tone variations, customization options (e.g. wrinkles, scars, moles, earrings, etc.), hairstyles, and any skin variations for NPCs you see out in the world, like Iron Dwarves or Leper Gnomes. We’re pretty excited about some of the ideas you've given us for new customization and skin options you’d like to see, but our first goal—which is already a monumental endeavor—is to make sure that the visual content that currently exists is brought up to or surpasses the level of quality you see in current boss models, the Pandaren, and central NPCs like the new Vol’jin model.
Check out the full post on the World of Warcraft site.