I believe I like this fellow. But of course I will tell you the problems I see!
The sketch. Unlike the last rodent, a ferret, this one actually looks like an otter. Also, a ferret. Or mongoose, or mink or muskrat? Actually, what does a muskrat look like? Ah ha! A muskrat looks like a beaver. So, I don’t think this sketch looks like a muskrat.
I had decided on pink/peach because so far most of the steampunk beasts have been blue or green. And I have so many shades of pink and peach and purple markers that it had to be done. The ear on the left does not look right, alas.
So once you decide on a beast’s color, you have to then decide on accessory colors. Looking back I should have gone with green and purple, or maybe just greens, but I like the idea of limiting the color palette (something many folks doing Illustration Friday challenges do quite well!)
I like the furry feel of the swirl. Not sure about the scarf/giant ascot/blanket thingie. But I like this one better than the anteater. Look at the glowy purple through the top of his hat! Go go, Copic Markers!
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