Primary research of the activities at Warwick Castle. I took these photos plus a few videos of the events for animation reference.
Art-wise... I have started developing the jesters first, since I feel they are ideal mascots for the castle.
I also completed a digital picture of them for personal reference (although the style is a little too complex for animation) but I will simplify it down significantly to look more like the pictures above.
Also, when it comes to animating these guys, I plan to use the character 'Harley Quinn' from Batman as a good reference for how jesters hats should move!;
Thank you for looking!