I have been working on re-working my character template, from the ground up I tweaked out the layout of the design slightly to allow for better flow, and have started working on completely redoing the phonemes to work for lip-sync.
To help fill out the design I fall back on the characters I know, which happen to be from the WildStorm comic universe. So I am slowly toying with how the new design works for these characters that I know how it works.
And I have also tried to work out how the base design still works for characters as a whole. To that end I am slowly just taking characters from TV and other properties and working on them fitting into the style. The trick is to find aspects of the head & facial hair and other personality quirks that shine through to the overly cartoon style that I have adopted.