I wanted my pepper mill to be male and after a talk with Phil It was decided that it would be funnier to make him kind of european, spanish/italian style to bring out an air of flamboyance to his "sexual nature."
I wanted to design my character around male flamenco dancers so I collected a few images for reference. I also looked at Matadors (Bullfighters) and fictional characters from film such as The Mask and The Mask of Zorro.
I started out just playing around and experimenting with different proportions but it wasn't really working so I decided to actually look at some of the images I'd collected. Using my influence map for reference I started to draw out certain poses that I wanted my pepper mill to stand in and then tried to fit the shape of the pepper mill over the top.