One thought I always had for an interesting motive was: „whats the opposite of a cute baby animal that is still also very cute?“.
I thought about it and the opposite of very young is basically very old. So I decided do draw an old animal, but how do I make it cute? I thought most old people need tools in their daily life, like a cane or a hearing aid, so I could get some cuteness out of that.
Now I only had to find the perfect animal that fits a tool. I finally decided to depict a very old hamster, who is not that fast anymore and can barely crawl.
So if he wants to use his hamster wheel, he would need a gadget. And so he build himself a stair lift to sit and „walk“ in his hamster wheel.