This is the design I came up with for the cat. She is the main character of the story so I wanted her to be interesting and likeable.
I had a few ideas of how I wanted the character to look. To begin with I considered making her look similar to a Chinese Lucky Cat.
In the end I settled on this design, her design was influenced by a couple of things, the breed I chose was the Japanese Bobtail (minus the bobtail) The Japanese bob tail is also the same breed of cat that a lucky cat is based off of so I thought that was a subtle connection. I also used a paint splat effect to co inside with the water colour theme we are trying to achieve. I gave her blue eyes so that she stood out a little more and looked cute.