After some finalizing of what are character is we have decided on a Toy Monkey. We are thinking that he should be leaner however, need to find a good balance of monkey and toy and not delve more in one of those areas. Also we are thinking of materials that it could be made out of for example, wood, burlap or soft felt.
The above designs were created by Rosalyn and I went on to try to develop it further as per below.
However, after the tutorial with Alan, we've decided to go back to one of Rosalyn's design as she had one that suits our character's personality. She has then gone to develope several new designs from the discussions we had from our team meeting. Those designs are leaning towards what we are going after for our animation - a circus kind of feel.