I used colored pencils instead of paint. It was faster and blending was easier than I thought. I’m still not great at it but with practice I think I could get decent. If I had to choose one form over the other to stick with… I dunno, both have their charms.
Also…that new character is a mole who we will meet presently. I had to google for reference photos–very carefully.
“very carefully” Haha, I just saw that.