Before I decided "Hypertension" would be about a Privateer ascending a tower for treasure, it was going to be about a witch. The idea was to make something, animate it, and then dress it up to look good. However, I felt that the style I went for with the Privateer is better than that of the witch. The larger head lets you see the character's emotions, and I had difficulty making the tiny fire in her hand look as convincing as I wanted.
Hopefully it appeals to some of you.