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XGB: Ep03: Fear Itself by filbarlow XGB: Ep03: Fear Itself by filbarlow
Again this creature was a collaboration between Illustrator Everett Peck, Exec Richard Raynis and myself. He's quite a cute little guy. It's too bad that he was seen for so short a time.

My pencils were inked by Helen Maier back in 1997.
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:iconmariojuggernaut23:
mariojuggernaut23 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
So you actually worked on the show?
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Filmographer
Yes I was the Head Designer of the Character and Creature department.
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:iconmariojuggernaut23:
mariojuggernaut23 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool!  I wonder,  what was your favorite monster to work on?
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:iconwh5:
WH5 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Fala sério eu me lembro dele.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ahh memórias
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:iconwh5:
WH5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Não gostaria de encontrar com ele em um beco escuro.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
haha não
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JuanSpain Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
I called him "La hormiga" or "El capítulo de la hormiga" (The ant or the Chapter of the ant) when i was like 4-5 years old,I like this chapter since it was both weird and interesting at once,the fact that ghost used your own fears against you was really epic.
I thought this ghost was black or gray :D
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I like "La hormiga". I never thought of him as an ant.
I never liked the way he was colored in the show, this is what I had in my head when I designed him :)
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Kl4pp5tuhl Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Daww, I want a plushie of that! :3
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Not glow in the dark silicone?
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:iconkl4pp5tuhl:
Kl4pp5tuhl Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
'Meet ya halfway; Glow-in-the-dark plushie! : D
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
lol done!
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:iconmotorroach:
MotorRoach Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Pretty adorable.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yeah but he's clammy to the touch.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fear does that to you.
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:iconhersiali:
Hersiali Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Yeah likewhen I watch the golam ep also the animation was really as fluid like men in black and Big guy and rusty How is it that the studio
Was able to do that?  
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Lots of drawings, it was all hand animated.
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:iconhersiali:
Hersiali Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Fear itself had the best animation EXB...
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It was interesting to see the entire team get comfortable with the characters from Storyboard Artists to Animators, the early shows have a lot of moments when the artists are settling in to the designs.
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cartoonking1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I like that his powers where just defensive because he is afraid of everything.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yeah it was a great concept.
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:iconcartoonking1:
cartoonking1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
He is ugly cute too. :)
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:iconmattd-6:
mattd-6 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this guy, scared the crap outta Garrett, too!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yes he did :)
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:iconrazorgeist:
Razorgeist Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I almost feel sorry for the little guy.  Though I am inclined to say maybe they should have trapped him.  He (and the public for that matter) would have been safer in the ECU.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
.. and he would have had more friends, unless he's afraid of ghosts.
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sanshugroove Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Yeah, being one of the first episodes aired, the design of Fear Itself helped hook me into the show. I also like the idea it was just really meek looking and was just territorial, not some standard case of a malignant entity attacking people.

Yeah, a lot of ghosts in RGB and EGB you wish came back like Samhain and Boogieman. At least for Fear Itself, we got to see its Spengler's Spirit Guide file briefly in "Mole People"
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Agree.

I still haven't seen that episode, but yeah the prop guys just threw any old character design in there.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What we saw was very memorable though, one of the few "innocent" ghosts in the series, and the idea that an embodiment of fear would be a pitiful, scared little thing is perfect.

Its design always made me think of both a Chihuahua and a bluebottle fly, which is a great formula for a creature you're meant to feel sorry for.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I agree, Richard was really pushing for the pathetic feel of the design.
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clinteast Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always thought it was clever to make Fear's true form to look so pathetic and weak with a hint of cuteness.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yes it was a nice twist, but paid off with an interesting creature design, which I thought was smart of Richard to push for.
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mr-author Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
So amazing. I wish it had become a recurring character.

"What's that thing?"
"Oh, that's Fear. Hides under the couch sometimes. Sleeps on Eduardo's head."
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Haha yes!
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never got to see much of this show when it originally aired, but this guy's been one of my favorites ever since Bogleech featured the episode. You guys did a fantastic job with the design- kind of like the shivering chihuahua version of a Chupacabra. It just looks so pitiful!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Do you still have the link?
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the link, I like his funny commentary :)
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TSG-Arakara Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the episode "Fear itself" was one of my favorites. Really loved the "wtf" feeling about the environnement, reminding me of M.C. Escher works.
It's not often that you see an episode where the fears of each characters are so well represented. I loved Slimer's fear.
Best. Moment. Ever.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I have all of the those designs as well. The giant maggot, zombie Eduardo.
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TSG-Arakara Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zombie Eduardo was soooooo creepy. As a kid, I thought that was one of the most disturbing moment of XGB, along with the designs of people plagued by Akira in the first two episodes.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I had fun drawing Zombie Eduardo, the 1st sketch I did was more pushed than what ended up on screen.
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EGB-Season2 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Please tell me you still have this :D
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I do :)
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:iconegb-season2:
EGB-Season2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Please could you post it? I love seeing your EGB work :)
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Sure I need to dig it up.
It'll probably take a couple of months for me to prepare it because I have paying commitments to take care of first.
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:icontsg-arakara:
TSG-Arakara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see that!  :D
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You probably will... one day after I get the creatures done.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Wow! Awesome!
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