Here's a Sketchup model of a mad scientist's lab for an animated short I'm working on. The short will be in 2D (vector) but I generally like to build a Sketchup model first. This will be used to find camera angles for the storyboards, and then it'll become reference for the background paintings.
Here's a low-res updated version of my alien character. A variant on the PG thumbs up version on the site. Actually, this was the original-- flippng each other the bird was how hotrodders used to challenge each other to a race.