Santa Front: Digital 3-D Illustration

This illustration is the modification of the base head to illustrate the Santa figure in my upcoming Miracle On 34th Street poster. It is the result of nearly 2 weeks work trying to learn to use the 3-D program Blender. Learning this program is one of the most frustrating and time consuming adventures in digital graphics I have had.

I still have a huge amount to do. I need to learn how to create hair so I can do the hair, eyebrows and beard. Also I want to figure out how to unwrap the mesh so I can do my texturing and painting in Photoshop. Then, I need to figure out how to get an image I can print. I don't have a clue at this point re. all of the above.

Santa Front