It's been way too long since I've posted, but here are some character sketches for the idea I'm developing for the pitch, working title 'Bird Girl.' The summary of the story is:
A boy discovers the girl that appears one morning in his garden is in fact a bird who then flies south as autumn ends.
The storyboard is slowly coming together, along with some layout concepts I'll post later. It's been the most time-consuming part of developing the idea so far. Hopefully it'll be done by mid September. I'll follow up this post with some more development notes in the next few weeks, and some posts about what influenced me and helped me develop the idea further.