This weekend will mark the three month anniversary of my blog and I haven't missed a day so far. To celebrate I thought I'd surprise the Crash fans with something very special that you probably didn't know existed. Here's the very first development sketches of the character who became Crash Bandicoot's girlfriend way back in the Willy the Wombat days.
That's right. Crash's very first original girlfriend concept doodles. This is the character that eventually became Karmen which eventually became Tawna.
I tried a few different approaches to see what Naughty Dog would bite at. From the girl next door to street walker to dimwitted floozy to plain jane. It went on from there. Hope you enjoy this never before seen artwork from the original creation of Crash Bandicoot in January 1995.