To practice making real life object into animation characters I choose one of my plushies (a lama) to make in 3D.
He had to look alot like the real want but I did want to give him a cartoony style.
- render by Sietse Nefs | blender
Because the 3D character has to look like the real plsuh I made some reference photos of him to use while modeling. these proved to be super handy in making the basic shapes of the body and alignment of the face elements.
Altough it didn't turn out exectly how I expected I did learn alot from trying to replecate real life objects. After making the lama I also made some alternate versions of him wich were alot of fun to make.