Hey, here's an update on my progress. I started by gathering some reference images that made me think of nocturnal animals, as well as the kind of environments I wanted to creature to live in, which would help me think of what it should look like. I wanted an almost pest-like creature, that you could imagine competing with mice and small rodents. I thought about making it look weak and vulnerable, like a little mouse, funny enough, first thing that came to mind was Kristen Stewart's character in Twilight :P
I started out with some silhouettes, making each one very different from eachother; what helped me was to try and put each one into a real group of animals, mammals, insects, and birds were my starting points. Hopefully with some tweaking, one of these will turn out good in the final image, but that's still a ways off.
I started working into each one, so far I have a general idea of what the first one could look like, but I'm not that keen on it.
I spent about an hour on this guy, a lot longer than I wanted considering these are meant to be just exploratory sketches,
By the way, I just bought a new laptop, literally 3 days ago, and the screen seems to need some calibration, so the image will probably appear darker/more contrasting than it actually is, hopefully I'll get the screen calibrated soon.
Will update soon with more stuff, critique welcome