For Traditional Animation, we had to design a character so that we could do an animal jump. The animal I got assigned was a Toucan! I first thought it would be pretty simple, but it ended up being harder than I thought.
The first thing I did was create 100 silhouettes of different variations of characters, poses, etc.
From that, we picked a design and went with it.
That was my preliminary sketch (after much, much revision), and here is the final sheet!