You are most welcome!
Ha-ha. Sure thing! Many artists are their own worst critic. It seems that the drawings they like the least are the ones that others like the most. But, yes, your version of Shrek, in particular, caught my eye.
No problem. Unfortunately, I've never heard of Paddy Mounter or Martin Brown, but since you were heavily inspired by their art styles the "blocky" designs of the characters here makes more sense.
Yes, they are rather stiff, and, as you pointed out, the shape and height of each entity is quite similar. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, if it's your style, but it is nice to see a little bit of variety, too.
Ha-ha. Hey, that's all right! As artists, we're constantly learning, growing, and practicing. No one starts out a genius (unless they're some kind of a prodigy, of course). It's all trial and error, learning from our mistakes, and improving along the way!
You're most welcome for the comments, and my sincere apologies for replying to you so late!