Everytime I create a new character to bring into the fold it always is a very special process. First and foremost I need to be inspired. That often happens on the day to day. What's interesting is you'd be surprised how many times I start a character only to not finish him (or her).
... So when I actually do finish one it really is a testament to how much love I have for the character and its design.
What's even cooler is creating fascinating back stories to bring these characters to life. And with Bae, Ouchii's brand new penguin, it really was a blast from the beginning to the end of his creation.