So… starting out on this character, will see how I go. I haven’t ever tried something this ambitious before and have a lot to learn.
Probably will start with the head, I will try particles for the hair and beard, and see how i go at cloth for the cloak, everything else seems fairly straight forward.
The mesh itself doesn’t have to hold up against close scrutiny as a final image is required for only very small resolution perhaps 96x96 but it does have to be animated. If it turns out well then perhaps will use for other things too
work commences tomorrow
if you are interested in more artwork by this artist(who is not me) he has a deviant art page here