I mentioned that I would post some character design work and the stories behind them. This is a dolphin character I created for Austin Foods.
This job was not a problem at all, although there were curious requests and decisions made along the way. First of all this character was changed for the cover of the box as they had me remove his teeth and tongue! I don't know why they wanted the tongue removed, but I have heard of other instances about not wanting cartoon characters with pointed teeth showcased on the packaging of food products. I think the character looks odd without his inner mouth elements.
Now take a look at this (below)...
For some strange reason they wanted teeth for the dolphin on the side panel, but not the rounded pointed type a dolphin would have. They wanted human style teeth!
Looks weird! It's one of the things I really hate about CGI animal character designs.
Don't put human teeth on cartoon animals!!!