A few months ago, I had this idea for a Cerberus (the three headed dog of Hades). Quite often, you see this from “mean” looking or big dogs, such as pugs, mastiffs, shepherds, etc. Not usually some ankle high 5 lbs Chihuahua. But watching my two Chihuahuas play one day, I thought it would be funny to do one.
The other day, I started off trying to do a low poly Chihuahua. (Single headed.) After getting it kind of right, I shared what I had. I knew it wasn’t quite what I was aiming for, but it was pretty much my first attempt at doing something low poly, and I was kind of liking how it was going. After getting some feedback, I started tweaking some things, and eventually got the basic shapes right, but something still wasn’t quite looking right to me and I couldn’t figure out just what it was.
About this point, I remembered my 3 headed Chihuahua idea, and while the original idea had been to do a more high poly version, I thought why not give it a try with the low poly. Somewhere in starting to try to adjust this, I accidentally moved my mirrored eyes – close to where they should have been in the first place! Suddenly I realized what had been bugging me and it began looking like a Chihuahua!
After some more tweaking, maneuvering, duplicating the head and eyes, and placing things where they needed to be for joining, I wound up with my Chihuahua Cerberus!
I’m reworking him, in part for the practice and because I want to give him an open mouth and rig him so that I can pose him, and I plan on sharing that progress here.