I thought it would be a good idea to look into how others have created stylized and cartoon-y looking Bird characters In 3D, below are particular few I liked:
I really like this character design for it’s large and expressive eyes, I feel like we could get a lot of extra character detail and appeal if we apply this to our own character.
In this model, I particularly like its over exaggerated body proportions, I think It makes the character very appealing in a comical sense.
Probably the most simplistic design out of all the characters in this post, and Its probably my favourite as well, I really like the plain minimalist colour scheme of the character and the little ‘beedy’ eyes. Though I still think we’d be better off having large and expressive eyes for our characters.
Christian found this really nice speed modelling video of a cartoon bird, thought it was a really good find. I consider myself to be more of a visual learner, so I find it really useful to see the process happening in front of me.