This week was the start of a six week project, about character design and modelling. Craig (lead character designer on Madagascar 1, 2, 3 and Monsters vs. aliens) is an awesome guy with loads and loads of humour, and it was really great to have him. He tought us a lot of stuff about generic character designs, and specific character designs. The course was mostly about getting personality into a character, so that the design doesn't become an icon rather than a real character. But we also learned stuff about how to make clear silhouettes and how to make the design readable.
Here is my character