Learned quite a bit from the 3D modeling course. "Sheruff" based on a poor design I cranked out last minute because I couldn't think of ANYTHING at the time the design was due. Chose an anthropomorphic dog-toon because if I mess up proportionally I can say "It's a cartoon, it's totally intentional", and put on my best pokerface.
Animals are also cooler because there is the 'aww'-factor that disarms the audience before something insane happens, like Jerry hitting Tom over the head with a frying pan out of left field. It's the little things that put a smile on my face, and I wish to do the same for others. Isn't that what the animation entertainment industry is all about people? =)