Although it seemed to take me FOREVER to do this tutorial, I got there in the end! I am persevering with Maya and want to love it. The offset option hates me, but I will coax it into my way of thinking. I also don't seem to get along with the way the bevel tool is used in the tutorials, but have found an alternative way of getting it to do what I want. I'm assuming this is just the difference between the versions of Maya (I'm using 2015)?
Why does my pencil have a black eye?!! So I modelled my first eye with no problems, but when I duplicated it (using the -0.5 scale on the axis), the new eye appeared completely black. (There is a pupil there too, honestly). I can't work out why this is and attempted the duplication several times. Not sure if it's something to do with me having a different axis view to the tutorial maybe - I can't work it out!
My eraser needs to pick its eyes off the floor. Felt like by this point, I was gaining a bit more confidence, although my neck is hurting and my forehead has many more frown lines.
Complete! Any clues on the black eye...?!