OC Ahito character challenge
While getting used to Painter and deciding which tools I like best, I joined in an OC drawing contest. I rarely pick these ones up, to draw other's characters, but I weighed out the pros and cons regarding time and rewards, and went to it.

Since the character is done with an animation style, I wanted to keep the basic idea but add some detail. The character is a football (soccer in North America) playing dog-like species character who is able to nap anywhere, so I threw him in a tree. To ensure he showed how much he likes his favourite play ball, I stuck it up in the tree with him.

An inspiration for some of the style I tried to work with was from Okami.