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XGB: Early Concept ~ Lucy ~ Part 2

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By filbarlow   |   
Published: April 11, 2013
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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-EarthHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's interesting. I actually think a wheelchair was better to go with than the crutches.
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Yes, I agree. As long as I don't have to draw those wheels!
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Yaoi-Huntress-EarthHobbyist 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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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Yeah it was a good call. I like how he turned out.
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clinteastHobbyist 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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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
It was basically a dashboard with built in P.K.E. meter and speedometer, probably.
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ItchyscratchyProfessional 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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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Happy to show you :)
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btnkdrmsHobbyist 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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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Yeah it sure would have.
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gamera68Hobbyist 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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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
I agree :D
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gamera68Hobbyist General Artist
Me too !!
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CreatureSHHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm exceedingly intrigued by this.
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Glad to have piqued your interest :)
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Kth-77Student 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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filbarlowProfessional 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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my mind... is blown! This is so cool.
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Haha, I thought you might like to see this :)
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I did, so very very much!
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jay-tigranHobbyist Digital Artist
aw man, i love this concept, a woman in Garrett's spot would have been bad-ass
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
She could have been Garrett's sister.
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Out of the 4, Garrett now that I think about it, got short changed a family.
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Well now you know he had a sister! O.O;
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