Most tree characters that can be found through a simple search resemble Ents (from Tolkien's fantasy world), but I want to try and make my own fantasy-inspired character that has it's own aesthetic. This was my workflow:
Due to time constraints and necessity to begin modeling the character at the beginning of the course, I did a quick silhouette.
This is the result I have now. I should be finished modeling by this Friday, where I will then Retopo (attempt Zremesher), then begin UVing and texturing.