I decided to go with an anthropormorphic creature because - well - the previous winners both went that route. They also chose characters that seemed to be NPC's rather than player characters, so I also took note of that and did the same. If I had more time to work on this (I had the month of January), I would definitely create a weapon for him; I'd probably go with either a pickaxe and/or a dagger.
Prior to this project, I also had very little experience with anything aside from women, so I figured this would be perfect practice to do a general male figure.
I'm pretty happy with the results, and I would love to build upon it by making the weapon(s) and maybe even creating a specular map + normal map. We'll see if I can find the time, though!
**NOTE: I uploaded this model to Verold! If you want, you can check it out here : http://studio.verold.com/projects/5306bc9f572599020000051f ***