That's it. After much contemplating and realizing that I am not yet able to achieve that right level of realism, I decided to instead say fuck it. Lets see what would happen if I decided to go for a more........ I suppose old school Disney inspired look while still maintaining whatever character design I was trying to build upon, and all I gotta say is I think I may have found my new art style.
I'll eventually get around to doing the other main protagonists in this style whenever possible.
Edit 9/16/2016: Increased the shading contrast and added in occupation info.
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