Kelly Light taught a Character Design 101 workshop at the NESCBWI 2012 conference which Jennifer Morris attended. In the workshop Kelly had them do an exercise. They made a grid and drew a random shape in each box, then
were asked to see if they could make characters out of each one. Jenn thought it would be fun if a group of illustrators I belong to did this. So here are the shapes and here are my really quick characters.