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XGB Ep04: Gristle by filbarlow XGB Ep04: Gristle by filbarlow
Here's the character design of Gristle that I did for the production of the Extreme Ghostbusters animation. My pencils were inked by Helen Maier. :iconhelenmaier:

"Deadliners" was the fourth episode that we tackled as indicated by the number 104. It was a big workload with lots of characters, including incidentals that had to be redesigned in their "vathek" form. It aired in a different order to how we numbered it during production.
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:iconwojti2000:
wojti2000 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Flesh. For our patient a suit of skin. For us, sculpting clay with infinite posibilities."
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Indeed.
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gabrielthewolf15 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
You know I allows thoughts some of these ghost for XGB look more like characters you would see from the MIB animated show in fact even this guys looks like he would fit in the show if it was still around.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
The main character designer for MIB was an employee from my Australian company, although he had his own style I trained and influenced him.
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l-heure-du-the Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This was (and still is) my favorite episode. The vathek haunted my dreams when I was a kid!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Sorry :)
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:iconl-heure-du-the:
l-heure-du-the Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, I loved being scared of them! Admittedly, I was a weird kid.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Weren't we all? :XD:
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JuanSpain Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Incredible!,it has been a long time I haven't join into DeviantArt,Gristle is the scariest entity of the whole series for sure,he looks like a dentist's corpse and all those wrinkles and scars make him even nastier.
This is why I drew him.
That episode was one of the scariest ones,despite I was more afraid of the Sphinx when he took his mask out (when I was a kid).
By the way,I always wondered why they were two fat guys and a tall one,I think Corpuscle should have been the one with a regular weight,not too fat and not too fit.
Well,nice job,I'm glad you drew Gristle since most of us were waiting for it,I'll be waiting for your next one!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I saw your Gristle drawing, nice! Yeah I wasn't paying attention to the character's weight for those three, they were difficult to get approved and were stitched together from designs done by Everett Peck, the Director and myself, there were also a lot of incidentals to complete so that we didn't see them in a line up until after their approval. It didn't bother me though, I like drawing heavy characters as much as skinny, so why can't there be two?
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Razorgeist Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Oh crap I missed this.  Its been said before but I dont know how this episode ever got made I mean it was gruesome...I mean even more gruesome than Hellraiser itself.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I had fun with this episode, but design-wise I was working closely with the Director's sketches, along with notes from Richard Raynis and roughs by Everett Peck.
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Razorgeist Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Impressive none the less sir!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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:iconrazorgeist:
Razorgeist Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
You're welcome.
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the zombie look.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I never saw him as a Zombie, more like a ghoul.
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's still cool.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Well thank you :)
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Howlrunner1983 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love it!  I started a Spirit Guide back in 2010 covering all (well, pretty much all...) of the ghosts from Extreme Ghostbuster.  I stopped it after a while, but just went back to it and got it finished this Christmas (2014).  Thanks for all the inspiration - it's so cool to actually see the ghosts drawn properly by the original artist!  Hope you like it. :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOyvK1…
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Wow! Really nice work! I gave you your first like :)

By now you must appreciate what the life of a Character Designer is like, except I had to do it to deadlines, and when I was done I had to move on to the next 40 episode show.
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VicDeLaCruz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Those were some of the best designs I had seen yet on the series! Craniac was turned up to 11 on the creepy since he was voiced by the awesome Keith Szarabajka. 
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Yeah lol, they did great voices for them.
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TheWhiteSarcophagus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You sir are awesome as always!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Much appreciated as always!
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Hemloque Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I always loved that episode just a little bit more than the others. I had a major fascination with Hellraiser when I was little (my mother had the videotape and I would stare at the box for it and BEG her to let me watch it) and Deadliners probably exacerbated that, lol! I made the visual connection between the two pretty early on, I guess.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
XGB was a gateway for Hellraiser? NOOOO! I'm glad your Mum had you wait, but I'm curious, at what age did she cave in and let you watch, or did you sneak it?
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Hemloque Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
She let me see Hellraiser when I was twelve. She watched it with me, of course, and it's been one of my favorite films ever since. 
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Filmographer
She did it perfectly! :)
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calvinfan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
That was some pretty freaky stuff.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, we tried.
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calvinfan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
You guys did a good job!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like something out of a Hellraiser film. I love it. 
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
It's something alright.
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Khialat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, that episode was CREEPY. Gristle was always my favourite of the three main Vathek :)
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I liked his short pants with knee high boots, it amused me to give them a weird dress sense.
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Khialat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
His neck-brace and mouth design are interesting too :)
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
They were a combination of ideas that Everett Peck was proposing.
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Khialat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on fitting all that into a cool, solid design :)
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Haha, thank you so much
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clinteast Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was one of my favorite episodes of the series and I still can't believe it made it on a children's show.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Me either lol
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Vallylight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Man! I wish I have talent like you. You are incredible managed to get through these dudes past. Bravo!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
My boss, Richard Raynis wanted all the ghosts to be scary, but fun.
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alexey0382 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Супер!!! Наконец-то Хряща нарисовали!!!:happybounce: 
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ах, так Хрящ его имя по-русски? Круто! (Я использовал Google Translate )


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Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
These guys scared me, and I loved the concept of how they came to be in the world of the show.. I will forever remember "an egg...?" because even though that guy (not this guy) was confused as to why things weren't going his way, he kept his composure and remained a terrifying threat.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I don't recall the egg bit, I might have to watch the episode again.
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Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It was when the Ghostbusters were starting to mess with the typewriter
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