I did play around with Blender for a while now and am familiar with some of it's tools and workflows but I never finished a model. That was manily because I tried to complex models like heads and characters. I want to change this now! That's why I picked an animal I really like: The elephant!
I want to use this thread to get some feedback and inspiration. I am fairly new to modelling and need a lot of help, I guess. To end up with a fine polished model I believe you need to get things right from the start. By this I mean: Try to get the basic shapes right, before you paint the textures for the eyebrows.
At the moment I have a basic elephant model that I made in Blender using a reference image as background and using the Grease Pencil to sketch a 3D contour of my elephant (Thank you, Sebastian König for the "Fly" timelapse).
I hope you are willing to help me, make my way to a nice looking elephant! Maby you have some tips for me on how to proceed or polishing the model. Currently I'm using a mirror and a subsurf modifier. That's why there's this ugly cut in the middle of the model.
Thank you in advance