Over the summer, I have been taking Nate Wragg's second character design course on CGMA and it's been brilliant! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in filling up their portfolio to a more professional standard and learning a new approach to going through the steps involved in character design and model packs.
The course takes you through 8 weeks with one character, exploring poses, facial expressions, turnarounds, story moments and a hero pose. In addition, Nate also gives you feed back to each assignment and 1 hour each week for a live Q&A where he answers pretty much anything you ask him (anything animation related of course!)
The character I came up with was a big rugged fisherman who had a secret passion for theatre performance.
Below is a bunch of sketches I went through on the course. I will be adding all the final work to my portfolio soon, so stay tuned!
And good luck if you choose to take either of his courses!