I've loved rain frogs since the video of the one screaming got popular. They're VERY little and VERY spherical and filled with rage but equipped only with the voice of a squeaky toy. Their roundness and adorable grumpiness make them the perfect inspiration for a loveable squishable friend! Also frankly I'd love a way to have a stuffed rain frog and if I can't find one, designing one seems like the next best option! My sketch took a few tries, since I made the markings a little too detailed the first couple of rounds, but I think this last version gets the idea out without as many fussy small bits.
I'm a metalsmith by trade and a digital artist when the opportunity strikes. I went to school for jewelry and I currently am an assistant goldsmith, but I took my share of 2-D media classes and loved them just as much. Drawing digitally is so fun!