I found this photo of a kitten (1) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (2), and I wondered if I could draw a kitten with characteristics of both.
I first tried to change the kitten (3), then the human (4), then a hybrid of the both (5).
Then I drew a new cat with roughly the same characteristics as (5), but more feline (6). Exaggerated, this became (7).
The problem of making animals have human traits has been solved a long time ago (in the 1930s I believe), so perhaps I should study that for my character designs.
That is all.