Wow, that's really good for a first attempt! I was looking at 3d printers a couple weeks ago and they're a lot cheaper than what I thought they were. So then I was looking at Blender to see if I could learn how to model stuff so I could 3d print my own characters, if I were to buy a printer - maybe if I could find one on sale at the end of the year.
It was immediately overwhelming!
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For any others looking to get into 3D: As a guy who does his comic in Blender, including building/rigging everything from the ground up, I'll say that the learning curve can be pretty steep if you've never worked with 3D before. That said, there are tons of tutorials out there, a good 90% of which are totally free. And ever since 2.x, the interface has gotten more user-friendly. It's still not "friendly" perhaps, but compared to older versions, it's a lot friendlier.
do you need to use mouse and keyboard to sculpt this way, or is tablet the better method?
edit: just watched a bit of that getting started video and it talked about tablet sensitivity so i guess tablet is the option but keyboard shortcuts are still heavily involved, at least from following along with this guy.
You're going to have a very hard time trying to sculpt with only a mouse and keyboard. It's doable, sure. But it's quite tedious. Tablet and keyboard is really the way to go. There's pretty much no way to do away with the keyboard, what with the number of shortcuts you're going to be using, so tablet alone isn't an option.
Smol looks cute as always. Tella looks like a barrel of laughs as she usually does when there isn't too much trouble about. :) Fyre looks suitably no-nonsense and guard-like, but not as cute as I expected. Dunno why, maybe it's the increased detail.