I've recruited (OK, more like persuaded) the very talented Damian Buzugbe to work on the game.
Damian is a concept artist who has been in the industry since time began... or at least, longer than I have. Most notably he was the lead character artist on the Fable games. Check out his blog: Here.
So here are some extremely early doodles of our game's protagonist - an attempt to capture the form of a middle eastern refugee but in a more abstract and more fantastical style.