By the end of the day I had created something I was really pleased with. It both retained Incoboto's mood, but also pushed the aesthetic forward.
I want to share this with the world, but I also don't want to give away too much at this stage, so I have - as before - purposefully 'fuzzed out' the image. There's a huge amount of detail in the image which has now been nicely obscured. Yay.
If I get enough tweets, I might do something reckless, like post a high-res image to the forum or something. We'll see.
Thanks to my brother, Simon, for suggesting that focusing on visuals for a bit would help my brain unfreeze. It has. I'm really delighted with the result, and utterly excited to bring a new, weird little world and its sweet/terrifying denizens to life.
Of course, if anyone wants to speculate about any aspect of what they can/can't see here, they are entirely welcome. There are a lot of clues here, even in this fuzzy state... if you look for them.