When you go into the forest, watch out for the shroogers! It'd be sad if you accidentally stepped on one! :c
Photoshop Cs3, who knows how many hours.
Here's the (outdated)walkthrough [link]EDIT:
Re-painted pretty much half the image, giving botht he character a whole new shading and the overall image a new atmosphere. The older image looked a bit too dry so I added some morning fog, a bit of light and, of course, that glossy glow the fur gives off when it's slightly wet and lighted up.