The concept drawing for Barry was created at an after school club, I liked the simplicity of the drawing so much that I thought it would be an ideal starting point for a character modelling tutorial. There are some challenges in modelling any character but the skills learned through the video tutorial can be applied to create literally any basic model (which could then be used for any number of things). Subsequent tutorials will enable you to sculpt, add colour and texture and even animate Barry.
How to use the tutorial:
If you want to follow the tutorial through step by step you will need Blender 2.65 installed, the video tutorial and the concept drawing: I have also included the Blender file that was used during the creation of the tutorial. It can be done within 30 minutes but if this is your first forray into character modelling (and even Blender) you will probably want to take a little longer to make sure you understand and can apply the basic principles. With the right support, the tutorial can be used with any age group in KS3, KS4 and KS5.