So what to create first? Honestly, it was the narrowing down of things that was the biggest challenge. And I've picked a character model from a book I wrote for my daughter.
May I introduce Harei. He's a very old, very long earred rabbit that lives in his Hollow, under a large tree. His dominant character elements are his oversized front teeth, and his large feet.
This initial model was created in around three hours (speed is not one of my strong points at this time). He started off as zSpheres. I layed out a based sculpt, followed by retopologizing him. Finally I worked out the basic details in his face. The majority of his body still has to be sculpted, especially his hands, but I'm pretty happy with the way things are going so far.
He walks with a cane and a slight limp so I'll probably have to bend him forward a little when I get to posing him. I also need to go back and do a better job of working out how his upper lip and teeth work out. Typically he is found in his usual waredrobe of a long white lab coat and pockets filled with all sorts of mysterious tools.