I feel like a fool for 1. taking such long breaks between texturing this and 2. taking so long to figure out unlit rendering. I am the fool, it is me.
Working on texturing the main body at this point. I'm still not entirely sure the direction I'm going, which is part of why it's taking so long, but I like the result I've got so far. I need to go back in and break up the fur on the neck to not be so uniform but otherwise I am pleased so far with the results.