These are a little something I've been working on. The idea was to make the characters more animated and energetic. And, since "they" don't like the characters to be too much of a departure from the original, I kept it rather close to model. Just streamlined the details a bit.
Ernie was my favorite. His features are the easiest to smooth out.
Cookie was fun too, but I took him a little farther.
Elmo took me the longest. The way his eyes work into his head gave me trouble. Just one of those days.
Ernie was pretty straight forward. I need to work on him some more.