I was attempting to blend the animals and their backgrounds all together while maintaining the colour scheme.
So what I did was I first drew the animals in their separate images with the hands and then added them into this rather long landscape and finally touched up with the background and altering the colour tone of the hands. You can see below here.
Also, here are my last two characters in their final form before they were added to the menagerie composition.
And now I am done. I hope that you enjoyed this process menagerie.
I wonder what I'll get to do next.