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Tutenstein: Main Character Line Up July 2002 by filbarlow Tutenstein: Main Character Line Up July 2002 by filbarlow
This is the first true line up that I sent to the Executive Producers at Discovery Kids for approval. Tut by this time was finalized and needed no changes, but as you can see the rest of the cast went through varying degrees of overhauling.

The security guard, Walter Jacobs was my least favorite design, the Producers wanted to see him as a slacker, "Along the lines of Shaggy from Scooby Doo". When they saw this design they requested shorter hair and a worried look, which made him a little more original, later on they decided to make him taller. Professor Behdety survived with minor notes, unlike Dr. Roxanne Vanderwheele who went through some back and forth until her final design was approved. I was happy with this version. Same with Cleo Carter, I loved this version but the Producers wanted to fiddle with it. She went back and forth until in frustration I did a simpler more angular sketch which they liked, and became the design you see in the show. Luxor is obviously very different, I figured a sandy color might suit the theme, but he went through a few variations as well.

It's all part of the process of trying to read the minds of non-creative people (who think they are creative). However looking at the glass half full, consider that I was guessing, I was making up these characters from nothing, and how most of them are close to their final designs.

It's like shooting darts with a blindfold on, except it's with a pencil on a blank sheet of paper and you have to guess what people are thinking who could fire you at any moment... no pressure.
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:iconlittlewolfyone:
littlewolfyone Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool :aww:
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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littlewolfyone Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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ELLOCABRUJA Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well done
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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:iconellocabruja:
ELLOCABRUJA Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no prob
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CorneliusArts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did they get the idea for Roxanne's design? Here she looks more like a business woman than in the series. What person in real-life was your inspiration? :) (Smile) 
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
"They" is me I didn't have anyone in mind, or any direction from either the network or the production house. I had to pull these designs out of thin air and FAST! I usually let the sketches lead me to the characters, I follow the lines until they become characters that interest me. Only when I was happy would I show the Producers, who had contributed a few adjectives to describe their impressions of each character from the script. I was making it up as I went along.

ONLY when I had a design on paper did the Producers have a strong reaction. Before that, all they had was air.
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CorneliusArts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whoaa ! Cool! It looks a kind different as seen on TV but it's so cool! I like it!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yeah it's always interesting to see the early designs, like an alternative reality.
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jackcrowder Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic designs that kept up with time.

Wonderful show and it had an even better look.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I was responsible for the Production Design, so I was setting the look for the backgrounds and props as well.
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CorneliusArts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool!
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JC303 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Oh man, I actually remember this show. The episode I remember most is when Cleo got sick, and Tut panicked because he thought she was going to die. Other than that, just bits and pieces. I enjoyed watching it though :)
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
There's a few of the incidental characters from that show in the Tutenstein folder in my Gallery if you haven't seen them already.
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gabrielthewolf15 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Oh the memmorys of this show i forgot what channel it use to be on but the episode I will never forget
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Did you only see one episode?
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gabrielthewolf15 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
oh no I saw more then just one I forgot to but the S in my comment heheh my bad but I seen more of that show
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Ahh cool :XD:
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gabrielthewolf15 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
i mean the characters are something you never forget they had that touch on them that made them easy to remembered
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for letting me know :) Glad I'm doing my job right.
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gabrielthewolf15 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
you should be very glad someone of your skills haven't lost his touch so that something  to be glad about
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I try to improve with every project :)
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boxeggsfish Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2004 for you have but old future it amazing.



Discovery Kids love  tutenstein
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
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dragonofbrainstorms Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
hope you do the gods
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I have done some, but I intend to post them all.
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CorneliusArts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you post more pics of Roxanne? She's my favourite.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Sure, I'll dig around.
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CorneliusArts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks La la la la 
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HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Luxor looks more female here than he does in the show. Hmm...
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That's probably why the design got changed. Don't forget that when I designed these, there were no voices to work from. No actors had been approached yet. So I had no idea what Luxor would eventually sound like.
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HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Gotchya.
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:iconissamsolo:
IssamSolo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
those were good times on Jetix
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It first aired on the Discovery Kids Network, but if it wasn't for Jetix you might have missed seeing the show altogether :(
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:iconissamsolo:
IssamSolo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
nope , I live in Netherlands :o
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Ahh I see :)
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:iconissamsolo:
IssamSolo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
:D not everyone has the same channel
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Actually what I didn't know is that Jetix aired in countries outside the USA.
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IssamSolo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Yeah, I can't believe it myself either
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