I'm starting to think I might have watched one too many nature documentaries. Or maybe too few. For some reason I ended up watching an hour worth of random bat videos on Youtube, and this is the result. It's a Fruit Bat! Also known as a Flying Fox.
I think it came out pretty good. Still having problems with the ink brush, though I'm getting there. Need more wrist control, and less hesitation when drawing lines.
I ended up redrawing this once. I'm stretching my "no retries unless ruined" rule a bit here... The first attempt went pretty OK, until I absentmindedly killed the cornea reflection by filling the eyes completely. Since the eyes/face area was pretty important here, I decided to redo the entire thing.
I inked the entire failed attempt as practice: