Alright, so everyone (including myself) agrees that the belt is too large or should be ridden of altogether. Cutting it out is a bit too much for me so instead i just shrunk it and I think it looks much better now.
Lowjack, I liked your idea about an arc’d blade so I applied it to my model. However about the handles, I still like the look of them linear as they are. I’m glad that I am motivating you to work as others on CGtalk are doing for me.
fturtle, thanks for your suggestions. I did juggle around the idea of a sash but I decided that I wanted to stay true to the character design and that his belt was an integral part of it.
So…I made those changes, as well as modeling a quick little pouch for his climbing sickle. I would like to get started on the hair tonight but it looks like I am spending time with the lady so it will have to wait till tomorrow. Guys, keep your suggestions coming, they are a real help.
Oh yeah and if anyone was wondering, I’m using Maya 5 for all of this.