The type of animal I want to model is going to be a caterpillar, so to start I gathered a few simple images of caterpillars from the internet and made a moodboard with them.
I also decided to gather some images of cartoonish caterpillars as well as it may help simplify things in the modelling stage if I construct the caterpillar in parts rather than a fully connected spine. It will be something to play with when I get to the designing stage.
I also gathered some drawings and an image of the basic structure of caterpillars. They should aid me when it comes to designing my own.