About a year ago I discovered a remarkable computer program called Zbrush. They used this program to create the indigenous people in the movie Avatar. If you google Zbrush you’ll see some of the most amazingly real 3d ever. You can get Zbrush for a month free trial through Pixologic. These are some of the sculptures I did in about three weeks. If you can use Photoshop or Illustrator you can probably use this too, (There are lots of online tutorials). Sadly my wife won’t let me spring for the $600 that the program costs.
My daughter was five when I had the program and (with a little help) she drew the rainbow man with the flattened hands from a template.