I originally created this creature within a Zbrush course given by Leticia Gillett and prepared it for production in Maya by creating a retopology and rigging. For lighting and rendering I used Arnold.
The sika deer I met while traveling through Japan were my inspiration for that project. They live near the Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines around Nara near Osaka and they are very trustful and cute.
Find the modeling progress here: https://mariekister.com/projects/el00z6?album_id=6895520