Saw a few others doing some Sally art and I have been wanting to for a while. Started to look at some references and then looked more into her development. For the years I have known her (I tend to follow the games. Never read the archie comics consistently yet I am fairly familiar with its lore and many characters.) I have always wondered what the hell sally is supposed to be: species wise. The story standpoint is a topic for another day. Like , her dad is a squirrel right and her mom is apparently a chipmunk. So that would mean she is a hybrid but I guess they call her a squirrel out if convenience? But she doesn't really look like either, sometimes she looked like a cat or a hedgehog to me.
The tail didn't help either. Like, chipmunk tails may not be as bushy but they do have long tails. It must be some trait to have a short tail. (When I learned she was a chipmunk mix , I thought someone chopped it off of her at some point and it made the series so much darker to me. ;m; of course they didn't but it would add a horrific twist to the story. They already made her a robot like...three times and made her with pants. XD)
So i had the idea to of a hybrid version of her , like what she might look like if the showed the squirrel/chipmunk hybrid more in the design. The sketch was already done when I got the idea though and I still wanted to draw sally as is to some extend. Thats why we have a concept of "Hybrid" sally and a bust of "Normal" sally. At least and earlier version of her when she had brown hair instead of red. Thought it was pretty with the blue. I honestly planned for this to be a quick pic , but I ended up making it more detailed than planned so it took me a while longer than I wanted it to.
And with the whole comic debacle last year , I am not sure who owns her now. It really is sad what happened and I there are still reprints later down the line.