I know I'm a little late to the party, but hopefully that's not a problem . I've been working on this for a few days and figured I'd submit it.
I've chosen the character Anansi from West African and Caribbean folklore. He's considered both wise and a trickster. If there were a story to go along with this, it would be about how Anansi tricked Owl into giving him the knowledge of the ages.
I'll be attempting to use Maya (intermediate-ish), Mudbox (total novice) and Photoshop (solid intermediate). Since I have some free time, my primary goal is to finish .