This was my initial sketches for my character. I from here decided to go with a very simplified character so the viewer would not be distracted by the narrator and focus more on the information being displayed.
I then decided to draw this character in many different ways. I showed some facial expressions he could have and how he could look in different positions.
I then tried different rendering methods such as pen, marker, ink, colored pencil, and water color. I decided I loved the look of water color mixed with pen outline.
Today in class I decided that I did not like my original character too much. I felt he wasnt totally where I wanted him to be so I did some in class experimenting. Such as this above.
Then I came up with this sort of blob with crooked eyes. Everyone seemed to enjoy his character. So I decided to go with this one and render him more.
These are some different color schemes I was playing with. I think I will be going with the red colored one or possibly the orange and yellow mix.