After realising (and talking with Dmitri) about my first failed attempts on making Sivus I know now that I have to model first in Maya. I then realised that I'm not really sure how to do it so I got a digital tutors modeling video and have been modeling along with it. By doing this I hope to be able to carry the new techniques learned over to my character.
When I do go back to modeling Sivus if I do run into any problems, I will be asking my peers aka.Ruben, as to what I should do. (as well as Alan).