These are some ideas for my male character...so far I prefer the male ferret vs the guinea pig. I think this is because I find that the body shapes of ferrets are more unique and interesting while a guinea pig looks more blob-like which makes it hard to play around with shapes. If I mess around with the guinea pig's shape too much I find it unrecognisable what it is. I feel that the male ferret thumbnails more look like they could belong in the same world as the thumbnails I made of the female ferret. I'll continue to experiment with both anyway for now.