I did mine a bit backwards. I was just using my lunch break at work to doodle something really quick. I really enjoyed the class and wanted to make sure I actually did the assignment, so it is quick and dirty. I think the class was wonderful and hope to/intend to continue creating cartoon characters this way.
I did it backwards because I watched the Goofy gold video and picked one of the stick figure images that I really liked. I drew out the skeleton of the stick figure and added on from there. Then I chose the word based on how I thought my character felt.
I also only had a ballpoint pen and pencil on hand. So this is what came out. The hands looks a little crazy right now, but better than they did before I am sure.