All of the body parts were drawn out separately, scanned, colored and then pieced together.
It took many hours to piece it all together but the end result was exactly what I was aiming for. I was able to import all the constructed pieces into After Effects and make a short clip of the monster swiveling his limbs and opening his mouth...Each finger could even be moved! I'll try and get that uploaded sometime. Meanwhile a full sized image can be viewed here.