So my Sidekick is Noodle, the Chinese Dragon Ada will be riding on. I am going to be more humorous in his case so it should be fun designing him. I am firstly going to try and form a distinctive silhouette for him then move on to the facial details. I want him to be flexible, playful but also strong looking. Since I am basing him on Chinese Dragons I am going to try and avoid wings (Chinese Dragons don't have wings, they glide in the air).
Clearly in most of these silhouettes he looks like a specific animal (camel, cat, seahorse etc). I guess like he could look like one. Maybe he could be as playful as a dog or as slender as a cat?