So this is Commander Cod, on shore leave, I suppose. Loosely based on another character, also named Commander Cod, that a friend and I invented a few years back.
Usually I tend to do 3d art with the assumption that I'll get all the way through it and actually animate it. That never happens, and it usually just ends in more and more unfinished crap piling up without any real expression or interesting-ness. So, in an effort to gain a little more 3d flexibility, I've resolved to try to do fewer, shorter projects, just trying to get in some sculpting practice.
So, this guy. He's a piranha fellow. He was going to have a hook in his lips, but I figured the hook and the cigar together would be too noisy, and I preferred the cigar. So the tattoo will have to do it.
I went overboard on the skin details and made plenty of mistakes, but as I said, it's a learning process. Good enough.