thanks for the input. but i want to learn rigging, so i leave her in quads - only trianglulate as last step.
poly count right now is 357 quads (714 tri when triangulating). and as she will wear a backpack - the back is therefore not really shaped and looks a bit flat - it will be hidden anyway. i think i am good on the faces i use right now - but the arms, the head, the boots and the backpack are missing and only 2200 faces left to use