When designing the character I wanted to design a monster that would look friendly instead of terrifying.
After the character was finished I continued on illustrating a world surrounding the character.
What would be a better
place than a jungle?
While illustrating I made use of a custom brush to create the textures used as shadow or as a way to add more detail. If you would like to use a similair brush yourself, I have written a blog post about it with a detailed explanation on how you can make it yourself.
After spending a lot of time adding details like flowers, leaves and a butterfly the illustration is finished. What started as a simple character design turned out to be a quite complex illustration.