KIDS- first attempt
My first real go at designing the stars of the children's book, my kids. I've opted to age them from 8 & 6 to 11 & 9, which both clears my conscience from putting such young characters in danger & also puts them at a more capable age, a la the Bobsey Twins.
I also believe a story about little kids is less readable, i.e.: marketable, & it is far easier to draw slightly older youths for a long duration in many situations. This is the style that comes most naturally to me as well, sort of a cartoony minimalism thing with heavier lines.
More on the style choice later...