Sensei (先生) is a Japanese honorific and word that is literally translated as "person born before another". In general usage, it is used, with proper form, after a person's name, and means "teacher", and the word is used as a title to refer to or address teachers, professors, professionals such as lawyers, CPA, doctors, politicians, clergymen, and other figures of authority; and implies one who teaches based on wisdom from age and experience. The word is also used to show respect to someone who has achieved a certain level of mastery in an art form or some other skill: accomplished novelists, musicians, artists and martial artists, for example, are addressed in this way. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensei)
I observed a group of people that I interacted with at a certain time. Their personality gave some clues to create a basic approach. I used black markers on white drawing paper. During the process, different names were being considered and finally chosen for each character. I started with rough sketches using a pencil on a sketchbook I usually carry with me. Then created the basic forms utilizing Sharpie and Prismacolor markers on heavier paper. Next step was to scan. Then reconstructing and digitizing in Adobe Illustrator where the final touch was given.
2011, Tony Evreniadis