Finally updating my blog after a long VERY busy and stressful summer! I have definitely struggled with these characters! I looked at quite a few artists/illustrators and rather than assigning a different illustrator to each character I have tried to mix them all up a bit.
The main people I have looked at are, Alberto Cerrinteno, Jim Flora, Quentin Blake, Sara Fanelli, Peter Donnelly, Jeremy Pruitt, John Burgerman.
I start of by drawing shapes on the page and forming my characters from them shapes which helps me a lot with the speed of the process. I haven't added any colour yet because I'm quite unsure of how to do it, I feel the majority of the character would look better in black and white or a simple line of colour.
(sorry for bad quality scans!)