I chose three of the strongest concept designs of the Wish-maker and the Messenger, to then develop 3 further designs of the 2 character. Given the family audience, I felt it was important to keep their shape round, soft and friendly.
The Messenger character is wearing a functional uniform inspired by the various old fashioned postmen at the postal archive. He is quite mechanical and logical but with the ability to fly and hover with its motorised propeller, for lifting and sorting letters.
The Wish-maker I felt had to have a magical element like a crown or dream catcher as I felt their character suited a earthy Shaman-like traits as this calm, patient methodical character.