I made Nori the dwarf from the hobbit, starting and finishing the same day. Here he is; but he is done with blender internal so he looks pretty fake. Say what you think.
below is a view of the scene in the 3d view-port:

as you can see i’ve used a background image, and pulled the front out so he can stand on it.

hey, here is what he looks like for those of you who hate attachments!