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XGB: Early Concept ~ Lucy ~ Part 2 by filbarlow XGB: Early Concept ~ Lucy ~ Part 2 by filbarlow
This is the second attempt at Lucy. My boss Richard Raynis wanted the character in the wheelchair to be fearless and gung ho! I did my best to sell the fact that a female character could easily accomplish the same role. Richard wasn't convinced, what I was offering didn't fit the character he was forming in his mind. Resigned I simply changed the Lucy design into a male and Garrett was born.

Betcha never knew that Garrett was once a female!
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's interesting. I actually think a wheelchair was better to go with than the crutches.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Yes, I agree. As long as I don't have to draw those wheels!
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I admit, I was cynical when I first heard about Garret, but he really proved me wrong. He can really move in that chair, but he's not invincible.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Yeah it was a good call. I like how he turned out.
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clinteast Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing this stuff. It's always interesting to learn about the evolution of characters and concepts during the pre-production of a show or movie. What's that thing over her knees?
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It was basically a dashboard with built in P.K.E. meter and speedometer, probably.
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Itchyscratchy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Always neat to find out new things about this show. There isn't much info on it out there so it's great of you to share this with us.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Happy to show you :)
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btnkdrms Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Would have prefered another female hero in RGB - would have been awesome for the show if Lucy was in action.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah it sure would have.
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had NO idea that Garret was originally a girl.

Love this design, plus she's a cutie :D
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I agree :D
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gamera68 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too !!
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CreatureSH Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm exceedingly intrigued by this.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Glad to have piqued your interest :)
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Kth-77 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Was it upsetting that what you were making was simply overwritten in the end? It often seems in the industry artists ideas are always changed by others against there will.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well to put it in perspective, Richard was the guy in charge he conceived the new shows and it's cast. My job was to put faces to his concepts. In those really early stages the show was little more than a conversation, nothing was concrete. I had some opportunities to bounce ideas back and forth, but in the end it was always his call.

I find that it's important not to get attached to an idea, when a client rejected a design it went into my personal projects folder. It's their loss.
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HangmansFable Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
my mind... is blown! This is so cool.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha, I thought you might like to see this :)
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HangmansFable Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I did, so very very much!
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jay-tigran Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw man, i love this concept, a woman in Garrett's spot would have been bad-ass
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
She could have been Garrett's sister.
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sanshugroove Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Out of the 4, Garrett now that I think about it, got short changed a family.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well now you know he had a sister! O.O;
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revereche Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, screw Richard =( This would have been awesome.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha, Roland also began as a female! I really liked Lucy but Richard had the vision and final say.
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revereche Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw man =(
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