There was quite a bit of details that no one gets to see that were necessary in the creation of Saving Lucky. Part of which was his design, his character. He evolved from a sketched idea, into the colorful starling that he is now. Many already popular characters were observed to try and capture a common appeal.
Maye Torres & Amon Carter viewed multiple ideas, until finally landing on what started to be the inspiration behind the look of the Lucky book character. He needed to be cute, and happy.
As Lucky began to evolve, it took some time to bring to life the story book character that he is today. Small details started to take effect in his appearance and Lucky started to come to life in a more playful manner. And so began, the story book version of Lucky.