I changed her hair from ponytail to pigtails (as requested by Matt :)) because it makes the figure shape look more interesting.
I worked on the girl character a bit more, and here's the revised sketch:
And into Illustrator:
And here's the Photoshop rendered image:
I will probably tweak here and there, but will move on to the bear character soon :) As other stundents have already mentioned, I'm also really enjoying using those Brushes Matt has introduced us to! Thanks Matt for the awesome share!
I know most people are designing pirates but I decided to tie this class in my personal project. I'm working on a short children's book project with a girl and a bear in it. This image below is my initial sketch for the characters and I'm still tweaking, but any feedback or thoughts are very much appreciated! :)