When working on this project I discovered how important keeping a sketchbook and thumbnailing ideas regularly is. I wouldn’t have been able to decide on character designs if I didn’t have a wide variety of thumbnail designs to choose from.
I wathc a lot of Jazza videos and I especially learnt a lot from this one where he talks about thumnailing and character development more in depth.
A useful tip that I learnt from him was to invest in some half tone paper to use when drawing characters. This is very useful as it is much easier on the eye and because the paper is already close to skin tone, you don’t have to spend ages working on tone in faces and highlights can be added easier, so overall it helps to make your workflow faster.