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Harvey Korman Star Wars Holiday Special Dromboid by tygerbug Harvey Korman Star Wars Holiday Special Dromboid :icontygerbug:tygerbug 5 1 Aardvark by tygerbug Aardvark :icontygerbug:tygerbug 6 0 Wolf Woman by tygerbug Wolf Woman :icontygerbug:tygerbug 6 0 Coleco Phoenix vs. Chameleon by tygerbug Coleco Phoenix vs. Chameleon :icontygerbug:tygerbug 5 0 Go For Launch (Space Shuttle) by tygerbug Go For Launch (Space Shuttle) :icontygerbug:tygerbug 7 0 Bomber King (Redraw) by tygerbug Bomber King (Redraw) :icontygerbug:tygerbug 7 0 Sammy by tygerbug Sammy :icontygerbug:tygerbug 1 0 Space Invaders / Garbage Pail Kids by tygerbug Space Invaders / Garbage Pail Kids :icontygerbug:tygerbug 0 0 Scarlet, a pirate by tygerbug Scarlet, a pirate :icontygerbug:tygerbug 3 0 Burgertime (Garbage Pail Kids) by tygerbug Burgertime (Garbage Pail Kids) :icontygerbug:tygerbug 2 0 Tarry by tygerbug Tarry :icontygerbug:tygerbug 2 0 My History Teacher Ate Lemons by tygerbug My History Teacher Ate Lemons :icontygerbug:tygerbug 0 0 TMNT Turtle Power (White Eyes) by tygerbug TMNT Turtle Power (White Eyes) :icontygerbug:tygerbug 10 0 Rampage Garbage Pail Kids by tygerbug Rampage Garbage Pail Kids :icontygerbug:tygerbug 8 0 Burgertime by tygerbug Burgertime :icontygerbug:tygerbug 16 0 Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe Ending by tygerbug Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe Ending :icontygerbug:tygerbug 2 0


Garrett Gilchrist
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
So, what am I working on, and how can you help? Check out the new video at:…

I'm Garrett Gilchrist. I draw, paint and animate, and I also write, direct and edit feature films, like the superheroine film "Shamelessly." I am a film restorationist who edited The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut and Star Wars Deleted Magic. I created Whosprites, the lost Doctor Who animation project. I've been a vendor at several conventions. I've written fourteen screenplays.

Yes, I do paid commission drawings! Many of the drawings here are commissions. Usually the cost is $50-100. This is negotiable depending on the difficulty of the piece.

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Harvey Korman Star Wars Holiday Special Dromboid

Happy Life Day! Painting of Harvey Korman in the Star Wars Holiday Special, which aired forty years ago today (November 17, 1978). Painted digitally with the Cintiq in Photoshop to match various low quality photo reference as much as possible. Also the black tube trim on his outfit was drawn with pen & ink on paper.

He played the Amorphiian Dromboid, one of Korman's three roles in the special.…

Description from script:
A kind of Milton Cross/Bergen Evans instructor, who is guiding the youngsters of the galaxy through the mysteries of electronics. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and intelligent -- but of a race which has the physical oddity of losing power from time to time in various parts of the body. When this happens, he makes no mention of it, nor even a comment of any sort. He just gets that part working again, and continues whatever he was doing or saying.

Quote: "...and please be careful not to hurt yourself on the sharp edges--ouch."

Art for a video game, Aardvark. "Anteater" is an 80s arcade game which was ported to home computers as Ardy the Aardvark, Oil's Well and other versions.

I drew three drafts of this digitally (which I streamed live on Youtube, and might repost as a sped-up video if there's demand). I then inked the characters on paper, with fine brushwork on the Aardvark. I'm proud of using brush pen work so heavily on the character. I almost didn't do traditional inking on this, as the final Cintiq sketch was very tight and could have been used for the final product. (The underground rocks and tongue were not reinked from the digital sketch.)

Digital painting was done on the Cintiq. It's subtle in the final product but this is the first time I used a more painterly style in Photoshop with clear mixed/liquid brush strokes rather than just soft/blurred greyscale strokes. I should lean harder into that, as my painting tends to be too blurred/soft with no visible strokes.
Wolf Woman
Commission. Sketched digitally on Cintiq in Photoshop, printed blue, then inked on seven sheets of paper with .05 pigment and brush pens. Digital fixes and assembly done on Cintiq in Photoshop.
Coleco Phoenix vs. Chameleon

Promotional art for the Collectorvision Phoenix, a modern remake of the Colecovision console from the 80s, whose Kickstarter ends today.…

Partly because Colecovision wasn't super popular at the time, it's harder to find one that's in working order now, and "new" Colecovision games tend to require extra hardware anyway to expand RAM. (Plus you want HDMI output anyway these days.) So that's why the Phoenix was created, and why I was rooting for it.

Colecovision gets lumped in with Intellivision (my first console!) but Inty is limited and hard to program for (most people now use BASIC), while Coleco was built with very standard hardware for the time. Programmers like it because it's easy to port MSX, SG-1000, some arcade games and the ADAM.

I do a lot of cover art for both Intellivision and Colecovision releases, being done by retro-game programmers now and sold as cartridges, and I learned quick that Coleco is the much better system for homebrew developers, sometimes outdoing the NES versions of things.

If you look at what Team Pixelboy or Collectorvision have done for Colecovision recently, the ports are really good. The Thexder port for example is spot-on and much more accurate than the NES port.

I drew a simple and more complex version of the Phoenix (and might do a "medium" version inspired by the best of both). I was asked to show it burning a Chameleon. That was a previous system, and the Collectorvision Phoenix has nothing to do with the Chameleon (Retro VGS), which failed.

The Chameleon did use the Coleco branding (and Atari Jaguar casing) but was a whole mess.

The Phoenix is made by well-known Coleco retro developers Collectorvision, intended to replace and improve on the 80s console.

The art was sketched digitally using the Cintiq, with further work on the Phoenix done with pencil on paper, then everything was inked on about eight or ten pieces of paper and assembled. Further changes, fixes and line weight variations were done digitally using the Cintiq.

More rare footage from the unmade 1983 Darrell Van Citters version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Starring Paul Reubens.

Another new video restoration of a rare film!
Fun With Mr. Future (1982, Disney, Darrell Van Citters)

And some Muppets --

Super Mario Bros 2 HD Remake! Princess Peach HDNes test by Alex Douglas, art by Garrett Gilchrist.

A new videogame. I contributed art, animation, writing and voiceover to this campaign. Enjoy!…

Also check out my trailer for the HD remake of the 1987/1992 classic, Night Trap:…


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maniacaldude Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Hey there. I'm a big fan of The Thief And The Cobbler, and I really appreciate what you've been doing with the Recobbled Cut. 

I had no idea you were an illustrator as well. That's very interesting to learn.
AIRVECEntertainment Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Hi there. I am a big fan of "The Thief and the Cobbler" just like you, and I wanted to talk to you about a couple things. First off, remember that trailer for the original version of the film that was shown in some British theaters? Maybe you thought about doing this, but I decided to recreate that trailer, by gaining as much information as possible.…

Also, this might surprise you, but I am currently working on a restoration of the film, called the "Golden Edition" (Keep in mind, this guy called "ArchiplexStudio" changed the name of his restoration to "The Special Edition" to avoid confusion for my restoration). This version would have most of the pencil drawings Photoshopped to be in full color, and may add some more scenes from the Calvert versions that fell useful to the story.

What do you think of my plan? X3
tygerbug Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate the enthusiasm but you really need to leave this film alone and leave animation and restoration to the professionals. Maybe work on something of your own.
3CrowArtistry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
One question, will Williams ever try to revive the film?
tygerbug Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
As far as I know, no.

He does have a 35mm transfer of his workprint of the film that he shows at screenings from time to time.
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