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XGB: Ep01 Achira: Stage 2 by filbarlow XGB: Ep01 Achira: Stage 2 by filbarlow
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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Khialat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Achira was easily one of my favourite ghosts in the show!!!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Glad that you liked her!!
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Khialat Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
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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filbarlow Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
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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Khialat Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Susan Tyrell, right? Sadly no longer with us as of June 2012 Really Sad 
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filbarlow Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yep that's her. Yeah :(
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EGB-Season2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
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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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You never know :)
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EGB-Season2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Tease! lol
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
lol
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JuanSpain Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
She and her snake arms are scary,but her little flying children were cute xD
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I have those designs but I didn't think that they were interesting enough to post.
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T-RexJones Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
SO GOOD!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you Sir!
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littlewolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomeness :D
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :D
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littlewolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :aww:
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sanshugroove Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Excellent read on Achira's development.
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sanshugroove Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
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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filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I still have Richard's sketch, somewhere...
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Razorgeist Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
A willing host to share her disease.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Nooo, run away!
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revereche Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet yess, I loved her design <3
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I thought you might :)
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WhiteSarcophagus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This will always remain my favorite show that showcased your work, always so amazing!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad that you enjoyed it.
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WhiteSarcophagus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any chance in posting the artwork for the Hellraiser type characters from the episode "Deadliners"?

Not sure if this is the proper place to post a request?
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
They are coming up, I'm recoloring the ghosts sequentially, show by show.
Unfortunately I have other paying work that must come first, but I will get to them :)
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WhiteSarcophagus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome news, thanks for the update!
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clinteast Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you meant 1997.

I remember back when this first aired. I think I was just flipping channels in the morning and saw there was this new ghostbusters show, I was so excited, I think I thought it was going to just be the original team on new adventures. Normally I hated these kind of shows, let's get rid of the character we like and replace them with younger characters but I have to admit Extreme Ghostbusters did it well. I still prefer The Real Ghostbusters but also love EG. I still try and recommend the show to people who didn't even know this show existed. And I think Achira with her creepy design was a great way to open the show.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I spotted the mistake and fixed it (I've had a long career).

The shows were a decade apart and completely different crew, only Richard Raynis was the common link between them.
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Miniferret Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Such a great design, I remember I was absolutely terrified after watching this episode as a kid, but it had me hooked! Thanks for all the nightmares, haha!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sorry for all the nightmares! O.o
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jay-tigran Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another amazing piece from the awesome XGB series!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It colored up quite well :)
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Corgi-Dawg Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Woooooah... This is so awesome! :)

Kee it up sir! :)
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :) I will, just takes me a while. :)
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Corgi-Dawg Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Haha :)
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