thanks mike and fetsch.
ionic's sketchbook inspired me to render a bit further on the chow pic, but i won't continue beyond this point (atleast for now).
instead i'm trying my hand at cghub's creature planet challenge. the topic is "six-legged almost-blind omnivorous cave scavenger". (actually called different, but it's my personal summary)
can't get naked mole rats out of my head.