Here's some character designs I've been working on for an animation project I'm doing with a friend of mine. The premise is LOOSELY based on an ancient Indian myth:
A hungry BOY is led by a helpful BIRD to a mango orchard. After taking the mangos, the boy is pursued by a false ASCETIC (who owns the orchard), and hijinks ensue. After finally escaping, the boy prepares to eat the mangos, but the BIRD turns into a GODlike deity, and takes the mangos. The whole thing will be set to music, and the animation style is intended to by goofy and Looney-Tunes-esque.
The descriptions of the characters I was given are:
BOY : Skinny, small, with white shorts and a huge sombrero. Carefree attitude evoking Curious George.
BIRD : Generic cutesy cartoon bird
ASCETIC : Angry, robe & sandal clad
GOD : chubby, jovial, wears a turban, has a face VAGUELY resembling Louis Armstrong
Aaaand here's my designs (posted kinda big, so all the characters look clear. Also they're not to scale). There's several versions of each character, I'd love to hear which you prefer, as well as overall crits and suggestions. Again, these are just rough designs, I'm more concerned with basic visual impression than drawing quality. Much thanks!