These male/female low-poly human models are excellent and have criminally few downloads. Improvements upon these originals, these new and improved Blender models have basically everything you need:
If you need a Blender primer, check out this tutorial on KatsBits.
If you need some help with ambient occlusion and sharp edges, check out this tutorial on tuts+.
Going, going, (poly)gon.
Every now and then, I won't be feeling very creative. Try as I might, any game development work I try to do gets nowhere.
At times like this, I try to find some inspiration. Oftentimes, this means playing an hour or so of a great game (recently it's been FRACT OSC). But sometimes, all it takes is seeing some art that gives me a new idea.
Now, coming up with a new idea isn't always a good thing, especially if it means your other projects fall by the wayside. But if I see something that gives me a cool game idea, and I spend an hour or so prototyping it out, then I'm back in the groove. And then (hopefully!), I can get back to what I actually want to work on.
Some art that's gotten me thinking lately are these two random sprite generators: this one by Boris van Schooten (of Tomatic Games) and this one by Carl Olsson (AKA Uninhabitant).
Take a look at both of them, and just see if they don't, for lack of a less-gross phrase, get your creative juices flowing. And, heck, you might even get a solid game idea out of one or both of them. Or perhaps a character design concept. Who knows?
Do you know of any other random image generators? I'd love to see them! Share the love! Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!