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XGB: Main Model Pack:- Kylie Expressions 01

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Published: April 15, 2013
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Here is the original art from Kylie's model pack that I prepared from Australia in 1996. I've been dying to color her expressions ever since. So I finally knuckled down and colored her a few days ago.

There are many more pages of expressions for Kylie and the rest of the team, but I wanted you to get a look at how I drew her. You'll notice the sample construction head on the lower right, I added these to assist the animators on what angle I was tilting the head.
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Teebsy-86's avatar
Kylie was always my favourite character from EGB - her brand of dry sarcasm hiding tremendous heart was very refreshing and grown-up (at least in kid-me's eyes) - when IDW brought her into the 'classic' timeline with the comics I was over the moon.

Thanks for designing her and so many more of these wonderful characters!
NikDk's avatar
Кайли няшка!!!
IvanDovbnya's avatar
Loved this series too! And Kylie  was the most favourite of the char-s. Did You create her or You did it with some other artist?
Makk93's avatar
i was just searching for Kylie's fun art,i cant believe I came across the original creator of my favorite character and the reason i like goth girls or the other way around I'm not sure... :b
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
You're welcome ;)
If you are interested, Yorris from our 8house comic, is an evolution of the Kylie character as I originally envisioned her.
Makk93's avatar
okk i will take a look ;)
Which aspects of the character in the show was the most far away from your original conception for her?
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Thanks for your support on Patreon :)
Well keep in mind that I designed her out of thin air, I had no scripts or actor's voice to work from. I like that Richard chose a huskier voice for her, but I wasn't sure about how diminutive he wanted her size to be, as scripts were written and shows storyboarded her character developed into what you are comfortable with. Now that she's part of the Ghostbuster franchise, I have no control over what happens to her. So, along with Helen Maier, we've returned to discover who the character would have become if we turned the clock back and started all over, this time in a conceptual world of our making where ghosts behave more along the lines of our own personal experiences.
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I have never seen her in the show using that expression on the left side of the drawing here. Since this is supposed to be an actual face reference used by artists in the show, it makes me wonder why I've never seen such a dramatic expression on her in the show.
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
The model sheets that I did for shows were always a stab in the dark, I had nothing to bounce off, no scripts, no voice actors, just a guess that what ever I drew would be useful to the Directors, Storyboard artists and Animators. Usually once the board guys got used to the new style they would stick to few basic expressions which the animators would copy. As a result a few of the expressions on any model sheet remained unused. There are (from memory) five pages of Kylie Expression sheets, so some of her expressions would be familiar to you, some you would have never seen.

Artists who work in such an intense environment like animation fall into habits quickly, they just have to, I was always trying to give them a larger range that they needed, and I was guessing at what would be useful.
NG480's avatar
Easily one of my favorite characters on this show with Roland at a close second.  ^_^
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
I hope to post more model sheets, eventually. :(
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Dalek-whoHobbyist Artist
What I especially love about these Kylie expressions are her lips. :)
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Yeah I have more model sheets, I wanted to show the animators and storyboard artists that they had a lot of leeway with her expressions.
Malaux's avatar
Oh man, this takes me back. You were involved with the show?
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Yes I was Head of the Character Design Department. Here is my XGB gallery, the posts explain more if you are interested.
 filbarlow.deviantart.com/galle…
Malaux's avatar
YOU?? Thanks so much for putting that in my childhood! While I found some stories kinda meh, I really liked the show's design. Awesome.
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
I agree, pretty much every script I read put me to sleep, they were so uninspired, so I got an assistant to break down the scripts for me so that I knew how many new characters needed to be designed. When Sony took away my assistant I made the writers include a character breakdown on the front page of their scripts, so that everyone could see how many unique characters were required which forced the writers to be more careful.

THAT"S how much I hated reading those boring scripts.

Only one script out of the 250 + that I worked on kept my interest and made me laugh out loud a bunch of times, and that was Chris McKenna's script for Igor, he was a great writer!
Malaux's avatar
(since we are griping) 

I think they were trying to tap into the grudge demograph, I remember hearing that intense soundgardenish intro, while it did intrigue me I think I found the show meh was because the over-all team dynamic was not as good as the original. I like the diversity they try to portray but I don't know, the show focused more on their ethnic background rather than developing their own unique personalities. 

It was so extreme that it was boring.

One thing I always wanted to ask, was wheelchair guy, he was least favourite character because he did not make sense to me. I have no objection in including a disabled person in the show, I mean I think it was honourable to include such a character. But why must you put him in the field where he will be a target for ghosts and a real handicap to his friends? This was what i was thinking when I saw the show as a kid. ( I was a pretty serious kid)

I am honest when I saw I watched the show because of its overall design. You did a great job there.
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XicewooHobbyist Traditional Artist
Kylie looks like a Rock star or singer...! 

Do you have any plans to make it be possible!?
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
No I don't seeing as I don't own her rights. :(
Her character didn't seem outgoing enough to be a rock star.
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XicewooHobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, she is enough great already!!!
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filbarlowProfessional Filmographer
Yeah :D
Rammsteinfan1994's avatar
Cool love the expression
Hersiali's avatar
Her eyebrows are creepy...
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