An article I read described the star nosed mole as one of the least appealing creatures on the planet. I can see why. The wormy snout! The beady eyes! The claws! It makes a vampire bat look cuddly.
As a challenge, I tried to design a character that was clearly a Star Nose Mole, yet wasn't nasty.
I came up with these two.
The one above lost some depth and energy when I added the inklines and color.
Compare it to the "pencil" layer.
If anyone knows what I'm doing wrong, please fill me in.
Just added- a quick copy of the original sketch (darkened) and painted, as Linda suggested.