I'm a newbie illustrator and I tend to draw people (when I actually have the guts to draw them) literally just standing there because I don't know what to do with their bodies - How boring! This challenged me and gave me the courage to position them in fun and creative ways I never would have tried. Now I've got the itch to work on MUCH more exaggeration too.
First I drew these as people but wanted to spice things up a bit and made them into these zen gnomes. Here are my sketches from memory:
And here are some of my digital versions as spot illustrations and a pattern: