I went to a Japanese festival recently and got a fan just like the one in the drawing. So I thought I should do a polar bear character in the style that I like with Japanese elements.
It took me a while to finish it, because I didn't really follow the line work, and I was struggling with color. I was going to experiment it with a 2-dimensional graphic style, but I ended up rendering it and adding textures and stuff.
I really need to work on my digital coloring skills, because it just took too long, and that is not good enough for a soon-to-be 3rd year animation student.
Overall, I really like this character because it is original and I enjoyed creating it~