Thank you for the great tutorial! I had a lot of fun with this. I received an iPad and Apple pencil last Christmas and have been trying to draw something everyday on it.
I used the application, Procreate, to do my sketches. When I was brainstorming ideas, I knew I wanted to create something cute and very chubby. I've always thought baby/puppy fat was adorable and wanted to create my character to be very fluffy. At first I was thinking of an alpaca, but it soon turned into a sheep/piece of rice? I'm not sure, haha.
I wanted to create a few with basic expressions, but also wanted to create a few "special" ones. After sketching and coloring on Procreate, I went onto Adobe Illustrator and used the image trace tool and then cleaned up my vectored images from there.
My next step is to try to put this on the iOS app store as well as create another version but in animated form.