Could be spelling mistakes, I don't look when I type or re-read as these are for free.
asked me to take a look at his character:
No details were explained so it wasn't possible to really delve into the design and question the reason for certain elements. So instead I focused on the drawing.
I explained how I would approach the pose to best convey the expression of the character. I wasn't told the expression, but guessed from the original drawing and tried to exaggerate it a bit so it read better. I also threw in an 'animated' look, a more simplified version of the character. The design isn't overly complicated to begin with, but just showing areas that could be cut back and yet still be just as easily read by the viewer.
For more detailed explainations, read my bloody notes.
So there we go. Lesson over. For extra homework, check back to the other classes.