nice sketches mate.
I am refering to the reference cards that ricardo posted.If we gonna do something like that (simplified style) i think the finals will look like WIPs and unfinished stuff to the eyes of others.But there must be some combination for that.A way to be simplified but still interesting as a character design
Thats what ricardo proposed.To avoid doing the classic style that everyone will do and do something different more close to these cards from the refs