After looking at Phillip's work (see previous post) and at Betty Boop, I decided to explore really curvy, pin-up inspired designs. I like using the curve of the hips as a way of exaggerating the proportions of the figure, giving them a real sense of femininity. Here are a few examples:
My favourite of these designs is the large design of the girl with short hair, done in black pen. I really like the attitude of the character. It seems to give more of an impression of an actual character as opposed to simply a drawing. And it seems my tutors agree! So I think this is the style I will be playing around with in regards to finding the final look of the characters. And I'm feeling pretty good about it.