The first idea was of a monster with the large hands accentuating its strength. Along its creation the feeling it gave was of a cunning and ruthless monster, reveling in violence. By the end of the work the idea of tribe-like beast came into mind, with characteristics of a lonely hunter.
Overall the design represents the archetype of monkey, gorilla specifically. Fur to weather harsh climate, Elongated thin fingers imply at its proficiency in crafting.