Thank you so much for the feedback, it is so appreciated! I have taken on board what I can, I will probably have to re-work this a few times until I am happy with the character in general as well as the composition, but I have made some major changes!
I have changed his hat (could'nt bring myself to add one to the snail as it wouldnt fit with the story), removed the oak leaf completely, redrawn his nose and mouth, and added some colour! (I am very much a watercolour novice).
Am I on the right track ?
Thank you !!