I've used a cartoon stork as a recurring character in my artwork. Normally, when I work out what a character should look like, I try out as many poses and expressions as I can. Since the stork doesn't do very much, I've cut out most of that work just to get something finished on paper.
Now what I've been tasked with is to draw the stork in various ages. I have a full-grown stork and a baby stork, so I wanted to have a toddler stork. Above is the concept, based on the illustrative work of E.H. Shepard.