I'm currently working on a few things right now, and one of them happens to be this piece for a competition over at Vormator.com.
It's a piece that needs to be done in Illustrator, limited to only a certain number of shapes that you can work with (they provide the vector elements file for you). It's a great, challenging piece to work on!
Oh yea, and if your piece is good, they'll publish it in a book! How exhilarating!
Here are some characters I've made for my piece!