Space Pup’s gun shoots exploding bones. I drew him during a live stream, and around that time I was doodling a lot of Hanna Barbera characters. Which explains why he kind of looks like a characters from Yogi Bear.
When I was first starting to draw comics, I wanted to do the more realistic styles that populated Marvel and DC in the 80s and 90s. So much so that for years I rarely drew cartoony, or in different styles. Fortunately, I came to my senses and started experimenting more and accepting the fact that I’m naturally a more cartoony artist. Once I embraced that my work got exponentially better.
I get asked a lot by younger artists how to find their “art style.” I always say don’t worry about it. Just try to draw well, get better, and it’ll emerge from the soup of influences you are exposed to. Don’t try to copy anyone else’s style. (We all go through that stage, though.) Learn why you like certain things and why you don’t like other things. Incorporate the things you like. Your art style will emerge on its own.