This is a project I started mainly to familiarize myself with the whole process of modeling, texturing, and rigging a creature. I used GIMP to paint the UV textures (diffuse and bump). The eyes were also painted in GIMP and use SSS. I really like how they came out.
I plan to animate this character, but I thought that it would be useful to hear some critiques before I started in that direction.
Here, I tried out adding fur to the model, although I think it looks a bit odd: