I got complaints about why I didn't work straight-away on the project instead of some random thing, to which I answered:
What the love is this? It's the earliest iteration of Moofi that I saved. Just because it happened to turn out sorta alright didn't mean it started that way. But modelling isn't even the hard part, it's the easiest part. Texture mapping, lighting and animating are all more annoying.
I've been doing experimental stuff lately, which means a whole lot of churn and not a whole lot of actual progress. Most of the crap I tried didn't work or wasn't up to standards. That's normal.
lol it's like playing with plastic dinosaurs
On a different note. It's just me or people keep having this Persona Amateur Hour where they think they need to use the pen tool 'cuz anime, then throw a gradient over the face and they don't know why they do it. I've only seen evidence of the pen tool in a small fraction of anime drawings. Granted I don't spend much time looking at anime drawings, but it seems more a western misinterpretation than anything.
The pen tool is an amateur trap. Same with gradients, drop shadows and airbrushing. These things aren't a shortcut to some semblance of "style," they're crutches that inhibit understanding line and depth.