Reference Sheet - Shade the Evoloon

 2016 - Day 166 :
This is a minimalistic reference sheet for my newest character, Shade. She is an evoloon which is an open species pet/character (more info here).
The species is based on a mostly leonine skeleton with very flexible thumbs on all the feet. I loved the challenge of bringing this to life in my semi-realistic style since the original artist has a more playful and cute style. 
These critters 'evolve' or earn more traits through various challenges/goals, so I'm going to have fun developing this character. 

Species (c) Griffsnuff, Character (Shade) (c) me (darkmoondancer).