i never 3d modelled it because my modelling skills were non existent at the time..
Heres the 3d extruded and texture mapped model of it..
This model has been created with smoothie-3d.com which is a free online modeling tool!
Its really easy to use.. no prior knowledge of 3d required!
here are some quick instructions:
upload an image.. it can be a photograph, sketch, whatever
trace it in chunks.. every shape you trace gets turned into a bulbous extrusion
with the photograph mapped onto it as a texture! You can then edit the thickness later..
so trace the legs seperately.. the head.. etc..
You can do it with your mouse.. i did at first, then realised i had a lot more control with my wacom.
Currently there's no "Ctrl Z", "undo" so if you make a mistake you have to click the delete button, then confirm it.. its a whole 2 step process..
so if you have a wacom(or other tablet) use it.. fewer mistakes will make this happen faster.
Scale, manipulate and reflect/clone things like legs, ears etc..
refer to this helpful video:
Download it in one of the formats available.. or directly export to sketchfab!
Heres a model i whipped up using this technique on a photograph:
Source photograph- upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
By Ryan Wood (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
And heres one using some old sketches of my motorcycle's tank(i was planning to paint it)
heres the original sketch..
and heres the model!.. obviously this tool is great for visualising stuff in 3d.