Following Alan’s feedback last week it was decided that my previous designs are a bit too cartoony. As suggested by Alan, I have looked at the design of the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991). That design is notable because of the way it realistically incorporates the anatomy of many different animals. I have attempted to reflect that in this design.
In this version I have used a technique to create more realistic fur. I’m not sure if it works better or not.
These are some of the reference images that I used.