An example of doodling session gone too far - I only meant to make a simple, natural looking elephant head as a topology exercise. After finishing that part I started playing around with the design of mechanical elephant head I’ve had in my mind for a couple of days just to try if it’s feasible to model it using the topology I already had. Surprisingly it was.

3 hours retopology exercise, 4 hours main features modeling on top of that, 5 hours detailing.

Modeled from scratch in Blender, rendered in Cycles.