The mechanics of "Style"
One of my previous Character Design instructors in ages long past had made a chart that put a lot of different visual styles in a way that made a lot of sense to me. I've recreated here because I feel it's still a great way to get a better sense of how your Intellectual Property fits in the greater context of all the other IP's that exist out there. This is not to say you need to be different or conform, it's just nice to know where you are in the landscape of all things. Think of this as the North Star when it comes to understanding where your "Style" fits.