Hey all! Here's the design sheet and description for my first character! My main concern is whether or not this is of acceptable quality ;u; I'm currently unable to line things digitally so I hope this is alright. Will be adding the sketch of my introduction comic later!
...Okay for something that's under 800px wide this seems super big OTL
Anyway here is the bio!Bio:
Gold is a young shapeshifter who ran away from home, and is currently living with a friend growing increasingly frustrated by his behaviour. He’s an adept thief, compulsive liar, and generally slippery fellow, but he isn’t evil by any means – underneath it all he’s just suspicious and scared of people. His confidence lies in his criminal abilities and appearance, though the latter has been tempered by the injuries he’s received to his face. He’s also well aware that he looks younger than he actually is, and often plays it up to avoid suspicion (or consequences) when committing crimes.
His primary animal form is a cat, and spending a lot of time as one has influenced his appearance and personality; his movements are at times uncannily quiet and fluid, his teeth are a tad sharper than they should be, and he can stare for minutes without blinking. It’s very easy for him to switch between feigned innocence and quiet creepiness.Shapeshifting info:
Gold is able to bring aspects of his cat form to his current self, such as slit eyes to see in the dark, or take a halfway form (though this is rare). The halfway form is literally halfway, not like an anthro-cat or anime style catboy, but a blend of features that probably comes across as more eerie than anything. Animal forms take colours from the clothes he is wearing as well as his hair, so if he were to throw a black cape over his clothes, he would appear as a black cat with some smears of red.
Finally, he can turn into other humans or change his features, but the only time he does this is to disguise himself so as to not get caught. He cannot change into any animal – he has had to choose and practice the forms he currently has.Misc. notes:
The white and gold patches on his cat form aren’t “strict”, they were just my attempt at portraying the colours found on red Somali cats. As long as he is mostly red, and keeps his scars, that’s fine! Additionally, the jacket he wears is a bomber jacket. Its stiff appearance in the ref is a result of style.