I wanted to do something autumny and something with a fox, and this is I ended up with. I like it! The whole keeping-it-loose-and-lovely thing went out the window pretty quickly though... OH WELL. I'd like to think it's still charming, just in a different way.
Some steps (huge image; right click and choose "view image" to view a bigger version):
And some reference images:
How GORGEOUS is that illustration from Fantastic Mr Fox?! Gaaah...
I'm going to post some steps and references for the otter image next. I have a bunch of refs and WIPs lying around; just haven't gotten around to putting them on a little sheet yet.