Animation Asset Design

I've been desperately forcing myself to work on personal projects (it's hard to do around work). I'm working on a project at the moment about prejudice, compassion and humanity. I thought it would be cool to share a few designs of the assets I've been building for this animation.

I've been looking at current popular design styles for commercial animation - creating characters that can be rigged very dynamically and efficiently.  For this reason I've tried to keep the characters simple, yet appealing.