More practice with making character silhouettes! I've become rather taken with this outer-shape approach of designing readable characters by establishing a strong silhouette. I've doing this via Sketchbook Pro, pencil & paper, and the iPad app Inkpad.
Instead of a long post, I captured my thoughts in this 10 min video via another iPad app: Explain Everything.
Silhouettes for character design are super useful, a technique I value now just as much as drawing the stick and bubble figure skeleton.
Update December 7, 2011: fixed the link to the app Explain Everything.