so a week of design and re-drawing, it took a couple of days for me to realise the character was losing its point so the design was reconsidered.
after watching lost and found, and then the special features it was brought to my attention by one of the studio aka guys that a character with no neck will move like he has broken his neck. this caused me to go through a design wave.
after placing a tiny neck for rigging senses i remembered the kid has a helmet which needed to be designed to its full
helmet is tricky as i dont want to hide the kids face but i didnt want it to be a glass bowl