Thanks for the CC! I’m so glad and humbled that my art is featured and that you’re using it on your desktop!
There are many fair points! For the tusks, they’re actually a sexually selected trait, and those orcs who don’t care for mating anymore shave them down, as they continuously grow. In my lore of this species, orcs in their prime sometimes grow their tusks to massive proportions! I made them come from the back of the mouth purely because I really dislike how the classical orc teeth seem to be really really uncomfortable, and it bothered me how it stretches their mouths. I feel like those orcs would constantly be drooling. So rather than make the tusks out of canines, I made them out of 2-3 molars at the back of the mouth, and that’s why there are ridges near the base of the tusks too.
You’re completely right about the rings, they were a last minute addition to the character to make the visual weight a little more equally distributed throughout the portrait. The tusk actually does have a hole for the ring, but in my blunder, I placed the ring too high up on the Z axis and now it clips through the wrong spot.
I should find out how to make hair look painted!