I wish I could effortlessly turn out the kind of sleekly minimalist shapes that some artists excel at--alas, my nature is to slather on rather than trim away. I'm still not sure how I got the original wombat that slimmed down to begin with! So the capybara's not quite so iconic, but I hope it still works.
It's funny. We always give lip service to the fact, but it really is true--I could have painted most of a damn capybara, every coarse hair and every glistening bead of rodent snot on the quivering nostrils, in the time it took me to pare down the design that far and look like anything worth keeping.