After spending the past two days straight learning as much as I could, I had to try something for myself. I chose a dinosaur because of all the interesting textures on the skin. This is not a tutorial and I am not using anyone elses low poly mesh to start with. This is all me.
Still a work in progress, but I wanted to show what it looks like so far, alongside the low poly mesh I made.
Any criticisms are more than welcome. I'm going to add some skin texture tomorrow hopefully, and possibly eyes and teeth.