As she hails from zone two, which has a labaratory / hydroponics / medical vibe to it, the concept I settled on was "Regal Gardener".
|she grins because she has a cool hat|
My typical approach to character modelling is to sketch up a front and side. Since I'll be the one working off it, I'm only drawing what I think I need, and I'm working pretty rough. Mostly I want to nail some of the more interesting shapes and forms so I get some character into the mesh. I'm getting better with my tablet, but for stuff like this I'm still more comfortable with a pencil.
|here's a fun game, try to spot where I stopped thinking detail was important!|
|using the power of photoshop she's no longer poking herself in the butt!|
Next I dim the picture slightly, and drop it onto a plane inside 3ds Max. I snip it up and reposition it against the origin so I have a front and two side plates. (you can't see the left hand one in this picture as I have backfacing off)
|that's the low low low low poly version there in the middle|
COMING UP NEXT POST : I do that thing I just said I was going to do!