A character design for a creature which is a hybrid between an armadillo and a gorilla, hence the name: Armarilla. The lower arms additionally draw inspiration from turtle shells. Enjoys drinking tea.
This creature started out as a drawing in my sketchbook and was rendered in color with the help of my graphics tablet after scanning it in Photoshop.
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