I spent lot of time doing this mascot design tutorial in Photoshop about desiging with Photoshop the “Druken Monkey” like guest writer for Smashingmagazine. Due to the agreement that I got with this company, you can read it in English in their web or you can read it in Spanish here.
Here is a sneak peak:
I did a step by step tutorial to show how I usually draw my character designs.
And another capture of how I color my mascot designs.
Here is the outcome.