Then, I found this cute little critter, and just couldn't resist. Apparantly they are quite vicious little things, but I've just read His Dark Materials (Phillip Pullman) and wanted to see what a Pine Marten looked like. The scan is definitely not perfect (I guess neither is the picture ).
It's 10x14 on drafting film with Polychromos and Prismacolour. Thanks to Paul Lantz for his fantastic reference photo - I highly recommend looking through his pbase gallery!