Thanks for the advice...
I've reposted the concept doodle and zspheres above.
@Tyler - Hello sir its been a while, hope your well... I shall have a gander at some anatomy reference in future.
Oh... do you think I could get the farmer and swine when you next get chance. Thanks in advance.
As Raul suggested I've added some texture to the character, although when I clicked the polypaint to txt button, I lost the colors and it was replaced with a blank fill. Need to repaint it and work out how to save it out, as I'd eventually like the character to be covered in nautical tattoos.
Tis frustrating every time I hit one of those lack of knowledge walls.