When we saw design contest named Fatty Buddha, we could't resist. The name is fun and the goal was to make a lovely Buddha character, that would go well with the name.
We started from a single circle, and based the whole drawing on circular shapes. The goal of the character was to look cute, chubby and friendly. Little buddha didn't win the contest, but he won us and we kept him. After all, who doesn't like cute fat guys? :)