Left: 2004/2005-Right: 2011
Found an old drawing (that was the first drawing of Sky AKA Double) so I put it in this memeness...
PLEASE NOTE that the reason why he is not too original is because I DIDN'T WANT TO CHANGE HIM TO SUCH POINT, it doesn't mean I couldn't through so many years, I just chosen not to...
Not much different eh, just improvement in drawing really. :3
Back then Sky didn't had a back story of any kind. He just presented me (yes, a male character presenting a girl, deal with it) in Sonic's world. He wasn't a Moon Warrior, his real name was Double and everything behind him was that he knew Sonic and hanged out with him and others (just like most people start with their fan characters, a friendship with one of official characters). The idea of crystals was an idea from my first ever fan character (that was a cat that looked much like racoon from some reason) the cat that is today's Skeep, another character from Crystal Core. After playing Sonic heroes I divided the crystal into 3 elements (Wind, Fire, Thunder) for the characters: Double, Skeep and Kid that made a team. And just like most fan characters start, they fought Eggman along side Sonic and his gang.
So yeah, over the passing years I designed Moon Warriors that were much different from today's moon Warriors. However the sign and the Moon Marks remained the same. This was Doubles first character development. He actually had a back story and a real name to go with it: Sky.
This is really shortly put, there is a ton of details on how he was developed and such but I'm too lazy to write all of that crud.
I'll just say that Sky and other fan charcters of mine as well as Crystal Core (AKA Crystal Heroes then
hehe) story in general, wouldn't go trough this development in such positive way if it wasn't for
who I met during the creation of the story and who helped me continue trough 9 different series/seasons
(and still going!) with such inspiration during so many years.
Both of us learned a lot of new stuff as well as good lessons from our RP and story ideas.
PS: I really liked Sonic Heroes back then (and still do, I'm re-playing the game now, it's too much fun!) so the first design is on a pic with his team.
Blank meme: [link]
Sonic (c) SEGA/Sonic Team