So my buddy Adam Tazi came up with an interesting concept for some competition. He isn't done with it I don't believe, but I was looking for a nice organic model to do and I figured I'd give this little guy a go. I haven't seen the updated one yet, so not sure if anything else has changed.
Check his other work out here! http://ryomaninja.deviantart.com/gallery/
Here's the progress
To clarify my own personal mistakes I've made thus far, his hands are far too large/head is too small, and I'm also veering off the concept on the head. I originally thought his character was based off of a Moray Eel, so i researched that and tried to extract some detail from those guys. Turns out he's actually based off of a Gulper Eel, so I can either A) go with my design or
fully realize his concept...as much as I like my head, I'll probably go with B
slight update, just posed him real quick and showing off the reference texture i got so far with a overlay bump