Are you still open to ideas? I have a novel where 3 of the 4 main characters have actual animal nicknames/aliases. A drawing of them anthro style would be friggin adorable (a cold, ex-gangster bird, a colorful, gender-fluid squirrel, and a curious but otherwise expressionless, toddler mouse ^^).
I'm late to the party, so if not, cool. Maybe this post finds you feeling better, and that would be great. Your art is super cute. Love it!