step 1: research
step 2: narrowing & drawing
Before proceeding to my next step, I organized the characters into one group of human males and one group of human females. Then I took to the same methods as the original Tumblr author of Every Flavored Bean did: I drew the characters' faces. The following characters were drawn after eliminating fish, bugs, automobiles, robots, monsters, and other various animals.
(Note: Because I wanted to focus on human faces, I did not draw any of the beloved characters from A Bug's Life, Cars, Cars 2, or Monsters University.)
The following drawings highlight the shape of each character's nose, shape of their eyes, and overall shape of their cheeks & chin.