Head 1 (Fig.34)
We will now start creating a base shape for the head.
Our main concern will be to create a workable geometry in the area of the snout, ears and eyes.
-Select the 2 polygons in the middle of the face.
-Use the Extrude Dialog Box and insert a value of 0,40m (don't forget to set the extrusion type back to "Group” or it will extrude each face individually).
Head 2 (Fig.35)
-Create one edge loop horizontally across the snout, and 2 edge loops horizontally across the top half of the face.
-Create 2 edge loops along the snout.
Head 3 (Fig.36)
-Select the polygons on the top of the head (see figure) and extrude them 0.50 m.
-Create a horizontal edge loop that splits the ears.
Head 4 (Fig.37)
We will start shaping the head freely:
-Move the vertexes to shape the snout to resemble the initial sketch roughly. There aren't a lot of tricks here, just moving the vertexes in space and orbiting around the volume to check the volume.
In Orthographic View only move the vertexes along one of the axis (X, Y or Z) at a time, it is easier not to get lost in space. :). Use the Constraints inside "Edit Geometry” to limit the vertex movement along the edges or in the same plane of the surrounding faces.
Head 5 (Fig.38)
-Keep shaping the head, making the cheeks rounder.
-Move the vertexes in the eye area, creating a rough round shape. Use the Face Constraint inside Edit Geometry to move the eye contour vertexes on the same plane.
-Move the vertexes of the ears to shape them correctly.
Head 6 (Fig.39)
-Always moving the vertexes, on the back of the head, make it rounder and the ears thinner.
-Make two new edge loops along the ears. Select the vertexes of the ears and rotate them slightly outwards.
-Move the vertexes on the back of the ears to make them rounder.
Head 7 (Fig.40)
-Select the vertexes of the neck and scale them on the X and Y plane to increase its thickness.
-Select all the vertexes of the head and pull it up and slightly forward to make the neck longer.
-Scale the vertexes at the base of the neck a little bit more to make it thicker in this area.
-Pull the vertexes of the area where the head meets the neck a little bit back so that the back of the head is more in tune with the neck.