Character design development and options
Closest to brief - no noses, watercolour swatch bodies.
Addition of watercolour noses
Addition of outline noses
Addition of whites for eyes
Example of characters in conflict
Example of characters in harmony
Examples with backgorun
Deviation from brief - soft colour outline, no fill, minimal background
Outline colour could be changed (perhaps to the SFI grey?) but these ones work better without visible fill, just a simple light background. Or some simple elements of colour dotted around - see below.
Examples of work showing crowds of characters and parallax movement.