Update 3-23-14: I updated the actual reference. Someone said ti was too dark, and now I think this is too light, but whatever...it looks better, I think. My scanner rocks...so, that's all. Enjoyyyy~ Update 3-9-14: I forgot to say that she has no tail! I looked up "tenrec" online when I was making this, and they barely had one, so I decided not to include it. That's all! I looked up 'Sonic Tenrec OC" up in the search bar and I've found that a lot of people draw them like hedgehogs, when they really look nothing like them in real life. So, I made my own take on a tenrec OC, and I've finally decided on a reference sheet for her. All the other ones came out looking crappy. So, enjoy! Name: Lakip "Sonar" Paminawon (Note: her first and last name mean Spiked and Sound in Cebuano.) Gender: Female Species: Lowland Streaked Tenrec Powers/Abilities: She can use the three spikes on the back of her hand to inflict pretty deep scratches by standing them up and jabbing at her attackers/opponents. She also has light yellow claws on her feet, which, if her shoes are off, she uses to scratch people when she kicks them. Sonar also has the ability to create sounds, using the quills on her shoulders, hands, and her ears, which disorient and confuse her opponents, and can pinpoint who she's attacking with it; nobody else can hear the sounds except for the people she attacks when she uses this power. Age: 20 years; in college, first year Strengths: Strong in her arms and legs -- good in hand-to-hand/close-up combat. Versed in engineering, Sonar is also very good at pinpointing and fixing issues in all types of cars and motorcycles -- anything from a Harley to a Buggie, she can fix it in a heartbeat, and she loves doing it. She's also a minor inventor, though most of her contraptions only apply to her and her home. Sonar is very good at weaseling her way out of an argument. Weaknesses: Though she can lift heavy things and is very good at engineering/inventing, Sonar isn't as good a runner as she is a lifter. Though she can, if she desperately needs to, run, she's usually breathless after them, and runs long jogs better than short sprints. Though she's not easily offended, Lakip is a bit of a worry-wort, though once she lets go of her insecurities, she's a very fun person to be around. Lakip has a fear of public speaking. She often has people present her inventions for her, or keeps them to herself, due to this. Accompanying her fear of public speaking, Sonar also has trouble with arguments, and though she's very smart and often researches the topic she's going to argue about meticulously, it's rare to see her win an argument or even get into one. Personality: Kind, outgoing, and caring, Lakip is very talkative when it's one-on-one, though her fear of public speaking makes it difficult for her to speak to a crowd. She enjoys helping people, and is very opinionated, even if she can't argue the opinion well. Not easily scared or offended, Sonar is known for her love of scary movies and stories. Whenever she sees someone hurt, or having trouble with equipment, she says that she "feels their pain" and stops for them. Bright and typically very cheery, there are very few things that anger this easy-going tenrec, though she's not afraid of fighting if she needs to. Background: Lakip doesn't have much of a backstory to talk about. Having moved out of her parents' burrow (yes, I really mean a hole in the ground) a few years ago, Sonar lives on her own in an apartment in Mobius. Theme Song: I haven't decided on one yet, but I'll be adding these to each of my characters as soon as I can. Role Model: Lakip has always been inspired by Knuckles the Echidna, although she's never met him. She saw him once when she was little, and was inspired by his fighting skills and lack of hesitance. It would be her dream to meet him, and Miles "Tails" Prower, because of his prowess in the engineering, inventing, and mechanics field.
The darkness is probably because of the lighting. I didn't scan this when I uploaded it to edit it; it was a picture, so it's probably the lighting from my room that affected the colors. But, I'll be putting a scanned version of this up, hopefully that will help?
The hips...I guess they're done in the cartoon-y Sonic style. I'll keep that in mind, though, and that'll probably change as I go more towards the anime style bodies.
Thank you for the critique, and the compliment! I really appreciate it!
Thanks so much! It took a lot of planning, but I guess it was worth it! Yeah, most people draw hedgehogs and then add little tendril-things on the side. I guess I just get really into designing characters... Thanks again! ~ Shade