I was checking out the preview shots that Amazon posted up for the upcoming Steven Universe art book and I find this old sketch design of Pearl to be quite interesting.
For one thing, I’m suprised that Pearl was originally going to be a character who was centered around fire/rock. But what also caught my attention was that her appearance here strikes a heavy resemblance to Flame Princess from Adventure Time.
This has me wondering if:
1) Pearl’s old design/character became a recycled idea passed down to Flame Princess
2) While Flame Princess was still in the works, R.S. was considering trying out a character similar to hers with Pearl, but scrapped it
Either way, I find the whole thing pretty neat and can’t wait to see what else is stored in the upcoming art book!