Getting back on topic, our first assignment was to learn all we could about our animal of choice and then mind map (as all of you know, I'm a HUGE fan of that) and brainstorm. Our goal was basically to generate any and all ideas. Here are a couple quick scans of my sketchbook (which is starting to fall apart...oh dear).
From there, with a bit of spare time I had left, I began to do some quick sketching. The moose has a great face already and I'm really looking forward to experimenting with that, along with those awesome antlers, in future sketch assignments. Here goes nothing.