Here are my sketches of my Thesis characters:
If all goes well, the wonderful artist and a long time, long distance friend Tim Dawson may be helping me by modeling these characters. Some examples of his work (both illustrative and animation) can be found here: Sycle.deviantart.com
Here's a preliminary model for the neighborhood house I'll be using in the animation:
I'm doing all the environment modeling, and currently working on variations of this house as well as color tweeking.