I'm taking part in Team ChoW this month. Since there's a good chance you have no idea what that is, I'll explain. On ConceptArt.org, there's an activity called Character of the Week. Each week, a topic is posted, and participants have to create a character that fits that topic. Team ChoW is like that, only the time frame is a month rather than a week, and you have to work with a team to create several different character designs.
Here's what I've done so far. All of these are quick sketches, exploring ideas.
Initially, my team wanted to design some alien characters. However, when the topic was posted, it turned out that we needed to work in the high fantasy genre, so we had to put that idea aside.
To see my teammates' designs, check out the thread on ConceptArg.org: here.