My first two character design projects! Our first was to do three portraits of a celebrity of our choosing in three different styles. One only in line, one only in shape, and one rendered as realistically as we could manage. My line one came out like crap, but here's the rendered and shape versions, of my favorite, Jo Calderone.
Our second project was to design a character based on an animal we were assigned. I got the Irish Wolfhound, and so this gentleman was born.