This little guy was originally going to be a mascot character, tried a few styles with him. This was an experiment really, so don't even know what he's supposed to be holding myself ... I'll leave that to your imagination.
This is a style I'd like to try using more, it is a bit time consuming tho. He did also have a texture overlayed on his skin, but that hasn't reproduced so well on screen.
May well try animating him one day ... juggling the object or just rolling around on the ball ... we'll see.