Darrin Lile presents his extensive series of very well produced videotutorials on character modeling and animation.
Darrin Lile writes:
The Blender Character Creation series on Youtube contains more than 30 videos covering how to model, UV map, texture paint, rig, and animate a 3D character in Blender. You can download the reference images and follow along, or use your own character designs. Bring your characters to life, with the help of this Blender Character Creation series. And it's all free, and available now.