Here's a couple of character doodles I've been mindlessly scribbling away at. These are the first drawings I did of San-San in October 2011- currently I'm drawing him with a shorter nose and a rounder face. He will be bipedal, your average 'funny animal' character. I'd say he's like Kirk-meets-Timon. San-San shows a calm, determined, always-in-control demeanour whenever he can, he is arrogant yet charmingly so, and he sure thinks he knows everything about anything. However without an audience he tends to lose it; he'll become completely insecure and behave irrationally.
A Short Backstory: San-San is living a life of relative luxury whilst training at the space centre for his mission. He goes home to a foster family at night where he is kept as a pet, watching hour upon hour of 'quality space adventure education lessons' (star trek) and eating his weight in cheese tortilla chips. It didn't take long for him to assume he must be training to pilot his own mission toward galaxies unknown, and he trains hard (and watches as much sci-fi as he can).