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XGB: Ep01 Achira: Stage 2

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This ghost design came from a collaboration with Executive Producer Richard Raynis, I had designed Achira's first stage and he wanted to pull out all of the stops for her second stage. I wanted him to have a chance to draw, as all of his duties were taking him further from his artistic origins, so I handed him a pencil and we drew ideas together, Achira's face was based off his first sketch which I traced and used here, then I designed the snake arms, hair and body. I went on to design the Achira's third stage on my own. The show aired in 1997.
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KhialatHobbyist General Artist
Achira was easily one of my favourite ghosts in the show!!!
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Glad that you liked her!!
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KhialatHobbyist General Artist
She was powerful and dangerous, and had a scary voice and a great design - I really like how you did the teeth on her serpent-arms! :thumbsup:
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We all knew the actress from the 80's film "Forbidden Zone" so it was great to have her voice the character.

The arms were all my design, so I had fun with them :)
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KhialatHobbyist General Artist
Susan Tyrell, right? Sadly no longer with us as of June 2012 Really Sad 
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Yep that's her. Yeah :(
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To this day I still hope for a second series, slim chance I know, but to me it would be the biggest TV news ever and I would never live down the excitement *puppy dog eyes* ;)
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You never know :)
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lol
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She and her snake arms are scary,but her little flying children were cute xD
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Yeah I have those designs but I didn't think that they were interesting enough to post.
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Thank you Sir!
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awesomeness :D
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Thank you :D
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you're welcome :aww:
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Excellent read on Achira's development.
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It would be great one day if you combined all of Achira's designs in order and showed us the 'evolution' of the character.
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I still have Richard's sketch, somewhere...
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A willing host to share her disease.
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Nooo, run away!
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reverecheHobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet yess, I loved her design <3
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I thought you might :)
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