So before I carried on with my designs I focused on another really important part of the process: market research!
I took a look at some of my old favourites, such as Dexter's Lab, as well as some of the newer cartoon successes, such as Kim Possible and Ben10:
I am focusing on how these human characters are constructed, proportions exaggerated, features left out etc. A lot of big round eyes, little to no noses and some interesting head to body ratio seem to be common themes. So with these in mind, its back to the drawing!