To understand the character 'Leek the Pumpkin', I wanted some reference as to draw the head. As it was Halloween not so long ago, I used my primary photography of the pumpkin I carved as reference.
Using this reference helped me with the shape and lines with in the pumpkin head. For my designs, I will change the amount of light shown in the eyes to a darker hue and only draw a flame on the candle as the source of light. This is to make the character seem more cartoon like and cute; if I were to add a lighter hue with in the eyes and mouth it would make the character seem less aesthetically pleasing to the eye.