THX1138 - cheers mate - yeah, I had been thinking about keeping him looking fairly realistic - I like the idea of making realistic mythical characters - but then when I started deforming him I changed my mind.
T1ck - good spot on the hands mate - I completely missed that.
goksimaster - I actually fattened up the feet a bit to help balance him out. I think I am going to leave them at that size.
gster123 - cheers mate - I'll probably add more details once I've got through making the clothes. At the moment I am planning to use a blend shape to make his smile.
Here is a small update - I made his legs a little bit shorter and I sorted out his hands. I also started blocking out his clothes and made a start on the tree / branch / stick thing that he carries.