HELP, First Face!

Hey guys, This is day 6 of modeling. I’ve done quite a few models so far, and having experience in mapping for HL2, I understand the way vertices work and such. So far you guys have seen my first and second models ( pistol and master sword, here ).

And I did some other nifty models ( I will be showing later ). But my biggest venture was to do a head, then a body. And wow, sure was a slap to the face trying to model. But I was using a tutorial on youtube, and with the help of smoothing and subsurfing I was able to get this http://www.anarcherils.com/blenderscreenies/firstface/First_Face_Screenie.jpg

I think it looks pretty nice ( but after 6 hours of working on it, I like to take pride in it ). But the tutorial I’m using doesn’t show me how to texture it!!! I know how to add materials and textures, but when I add it, my dude looks like a freakin clown! The materials always smooths it self with the subsurf, and the tutorial didn’t show me how to do eyes ( I can figure this out ). And I really want this to look good!!! By the way, I’m doing Cloud Strife from FF7, I know I have alot of work ahead of me to do, but I can edit the face to the way I need later. Seeing the face with proper textures would give me that motivation boost, and now that I’ve seen it with textures, I can’t think about continuing without trying to make it look good. Please guys, a tutorial link or something! I’m also going to save myself the embarrassment of showing you it with the textures.

I know you guys are awesome modelers, and I really need a helping hand here. I learn incredibly fast and I just want it to look good.

Btw, this is what I’m aiming for, and I won’t give up until I achieve:
http://media.photobucket.com/image/cloud%20strife/rlasisto/Cloud.jpg

Thanks in advance, just in case I forget

1 VIEW?!?! C’mon guys I really need some help here. Google isn’t cutting it this time.

Try this one: http://bensimonds.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/blending-life-2010/

He has some great information.

For 6 days of learinng its an awsome job,
but you got some problems at the eye area,but thats probley cuz you dident finished it…
The smile is fake,and u got problems with nose holes

three words- topology, topology, topology

Here’s a link to a good eye tutorial.

Something has been wrong with the view count on BA for a while. If you look in the forums you will notice that every thread has exactly one view more than the number of replies.

Mr Jameson that’s because you view it then you comment it because there wasn’t a comment before the very first time you view the thread I’d say the views is 1 step more then the commenting unless people like, 1000 looked but 2 comment its so sad but true.

Hey keep it up just make sure you don’t go crazy ha ha- like me!