I started out by drawing a bunch of running stick figures in my sketchbook. As I worked, I felt drawn towards some of the stick figures that looked a little more desperate. I leaned into an unbalanced pose, since it felt more nervous.
I picked the one I felt had the strongest silhouette, took a picture of it, and upscaled it in Clip Studio Paint, where I made a more detailed sketch and finished it up as I would any other drawing.
The character design is simple because I wanted the pose itself to convey the emotion. I picked my color palette using the method shown earlier in the lesson when Ira was using the watercolors.
Feel free to leave some critique! Thank you for checking out my project! ^_^