Taking the approach of just quickly drawing a lot of different eyes really got me on the right track when it comes to designing my characters. In the end I decided what Eyes my characters would have. I decided to go for a more minimal look as oppose the likes of Manga or Disney, The eyes I chose I don’t think fall into a particular category.
Due to the eyes being quite minimal I then thought it only fitting if the same went for the nose and mouth. All my characters would have minimal features, the nose and mouth will be made up of lines and no detail as opposed to characters I was designing in the first phase. I am going in a completely different direction now and I really want to step outside my comfort zone and try something different when it comes to designing my characters and creating an illustrative style for myself.
It does not look like an awful lot at this point but I am happy to continue with the rest of my designs feeling comfortable that these are an example of the type of facial features my characters will possess.