I started a character design course on Schoolism as part of the supplemental education budget for work (yay free classes!). The course is taught by Stephen Silver, and my hope is to get through it by end of February (fingers crossed).
Here is the lesson one assignment: a wealthy entrepreneur in modern day London who is jolly and full of life. Short and heavy set, wearing a smoking jacket, bow tie, and monocle.
The addition of accessories of bowler hat and umbrella were something I thought helped sell him as an Englishman. The posing was really fun, and I focused the initial sketches understanding the body language/facial expressions. The face is based on a conductor from a chorus my wife and I attended on Christmas Eve.