Here is my latest character that I had to design for class, providing a full model sheet for him. He is Admiral Pollyon, a villainous admiral that is sly and greedy. Character design is one of my weaker classes, but I think this project turned out all right. Its so hard to be consistent with the design as you change poses and move the character around. You really have to be a great draftsman. In the industry, after a model sheet like this is produced, it will help the animator understand who they are animating. This provides an in-depth look at the appearance, as well as personality of the character. Its almost like a character synopsis for an actor.
Character Hand Posing
Character Prop Sheet