World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor will include a new design for the female Draenei, and senior art director Chris Robinson took to the game's official blog to detail the character model in progress.
Female Draenei will retain their blue hue and glowing eyes, and World of Warcraft players will recognize their horns and cloven hooves. Static versions of the old and new models look "very similar to the new one," Robinson wrote. The differences will become more apparent when developer Blizzard Entertainment puts them in motion.
"With her pose applied her shoulders stretch backward, her pelvis rotates forward, and her chin lowers — causing her head to angle downwards," he wrote. "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."
Blizzard unveiled World of Warcraft's next expansion, which will include new animations, models and a land called Draenor, at BlizzCon 2013. Warlords of Draenor is set to launch this fall, and digital pre-orders went on sale earlier this month.