Sorry I haven't been around the blog lately. I've been working on a project for Amplify Science. Unfortunately, I can't really post anything from that project yet. However, I just sent the finished illustrations off to the publisher which freed up some time to doodle.
Some time ago I posted about character design exercises. Well, I'm doing it again. It is such a great way to kickstart the creative process.
You can give it a try. Print out the blank shape sheet. (Or create your own). Sketch. That's all there is to it. I've attached mine for reference. It's also a lot of fun to give a sheet to the kids and see what they come up with too. You'd be amazed at the wide variety of characters that different people can come up with.