Here is the back story:
Warky and Sherman come from a land where there is no mouths. How they eat, no one really knows. One thing that is known about Warkanoid species is that they have 3 ears, a horn and big belly.
Warky's hut was recently attacked by a large bird (a stumbling baby bird, but it was huge compared to Warky). The birds beak crashed into the roof of Warky's hut. This allowed all rain and large pollen grains to seap into Warky's house.
To repair the broken roof, Warky and his pet warkdog, Sherman are off on a grand adventure! They are off to seak supplies to repair the roof and to give Sherman a long walk to calm his frenetic energy.
I had the idea for the image from a character I had created for an animation class. Warky is sort of a protest against speech in animation.
The image was made with Blender 2.41 and 2.42 (CVS build), Z-brush, and Gimp. Artweaver was used for conceptual sketches.
I will post the original CGtalk entry in a bit, let me know what you like better!