I drew this character earlier. They're not really of a specific species, nor do they have a story (or name..), but it's an interesting art piece (to me) for several reasons..
It's the first drawing I made using a sketch. That said, I'm not entirely sure what counts as a sketch, but I think this does? I drew the sketch using a single basic wet brush at a fixed size, then later (the next day) drew over (a transparent version of) it with more detail and such.
The body proportions make (more) sense. I've drawn very few full-body humanoids, but the general body size seems to be a bit better on this. Maybe their head is a bit big..? But I think I found that making the head much smaller just didn't look as good.
It's a relatively detailed drawing. I tried a few things with this picture that mostly worked well, I think. Most obvious is the neck fur, which I definitely didn't steal from probably every drawing of this type of creature, ever. Their head also looks pretty fluffy, which is definitely what I was going for. There's also some subtle details I probably could have made a bit more visible - some lighting experimentation, inner-ear coloring, and the whole shadow-above-nose effect.
So it's a better piece than most of my previous stuff. Progress feels good? (Then again, I still don't really do enough practice! This was the first picture I'd drawn in just over a week.)
I also worked a little bit on the story idea I had. I wrote out a bit of plot for a new character (no, this isn't a picture of her). I'm kind of wondering how many tropes or clichés it's fitting in to, though? That's probably something every writer gets at some point, but I'm going to try not to let it get too much in the way of me writing. Practice makes perfect, so I can't really let myself get discouraged by focusing too much on all the common story issues I'm falling into!