She's very cute. Good bug Anthro's are hard to find and I hope you take her further. I like her form too it's perfect! The only thing I would change is put her abdomen on a stalk like a stubby fox tail.
The yellow itself wasn't SO bad here now that I look again, it was mostly trying to get the stripes to look right. I still think they're a bit messy looking, but I really lost my patience with them. XD
Whatever you were complaining about, it certainly don's show, everything Worked out!
The background is very nice, I wouldn't have thought of bluring it but your character really stands out now...and its all about ...her/him/it. Sure, shading anything fluffy can be a pain but the result is worth it. You really nailed the highlights and shading.
Does he/she/it have a name yet or was this more like a 'just because' project? Of course, once you name a character that character's personal info and history start to develop...so fair warning. ; )
I enjoy those Old Spice comercials too! You ever see the one done by the muppets? [link]
This one in particular was a "just because" thing. No name, no specific gender. Buuuut my boyfriend really wants to develop them (and I'm more than happy to, even though I have so many other things already!!), so I stayed up until like 5am talking with him about it. We still got lots of stuff to develop... and we plan to keep going... so yeah... way ahead of you, haha!
Oh yes! Grover and the word "on"! Everyone's been so clever with the Old Spice meme, I still can't get over it.