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HUEY is Militant, JASMINE is innocent. by LeSeanThomas HUEY is Militant, JASMINE is innocent. by LeSeanThomas
Here's some more Boondocks Pre-production artwork.

One of the things that i believe stands out about the production of The Boondocks ( and is one of the most tedious) when compared to other prime time animated comedies out there is the fact that the characters ( if you pay close attention) have several wardrobe changes through-out any point in an episode.

For the boys, when they are inside the house, the rule is they do not wear shoes.

when a day changes to night, the characters may wear pajamas. If a day passes in one episode, the characters change outfits completely. 

Above are conceptual sketches of options for Huey & Jasmine Wardrobes for Season 2 i submitted to Aaron, Seung Kim and the producers for approval.

Huey has always had a more conservative touch to urban fashion compared to Riley; Polos, military fashion w/ long sleeves, walking shoes and running shoes

Jasmine always repped a scaled back fashion style; denim, capris, sandals cardigans, velcro strap shoes. looking at J.Crew ads back then helped. We also tried to stay away from her wearing skirts or dresses in the show.

*BOONDOCKS SEASON 4 PREMIERES JANUARY 2014*
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season-walker Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
I love seeing the extra details.
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TheOctopusMan Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I never realized they changed clothes (looks back at episodes) Thats pretty cool. was it hard at all trying to come up with what a character would wear whenever and stuff?
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imanrashad Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just love stuff like that. so many animated shows skimp on that little extra. like how long can homer wear tha same shit?? lol. love to so the character as being a real person and those little things like that make the story so much more real.Also when something happens in the plot if effects the next episodes. so many animated show seem like the last episode never happened ,when there is no trace of important stuff that previously happened. The boondocks doesn't fall victim to that and that one of the thinks I love so much about the show.
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WoodSpider Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Man, that is tight.
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hicodycod3s Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dope man, is there a reason you didn't just copy and past the first one and adjust only the clothes?
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LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I like to draw. #NoCommandZ
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hicodycod3s Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes you do!!
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davidsdoodles Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
memories
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ja01 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I can't wait to see more of your work and hopefully buy more of your stuff man.;):thumbsup:
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mzclark Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yay can't wait. My b/f doesn't care for cartoons, anime, art in general but he watches the sh!t out of Boondocks. At least I won him over on something I love. In my years of cartoon watching, i think changing clothes helps make the characters feel more realistic. I remember watching "The Weekenders" for the first time and was like "they changed their clothes!!" It makes a difference even if ppl don't realize they changed clothes.
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dxantonio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing!
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ApprenticeOfAnubis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Boondocks is coming back?

TV gods don't play with my emotion like this, I want this too much.
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Blackgam3r Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Boondocks are back on YES. I wish they were on during that Trayvon Martin situation.
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Thedirtyman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am the stone that the builder refused
I am the visual, the inspiration
That made Lady sing the blues

I'm the spark that makes your idea bright
The same spark that lights the dark
So that you can know your left from your right

I am the ballot in your box, the bullet in the gun
The inner glow that lets you know to call your brother son
The story that just begun, the promise of what's to come
And I'mma remain a soldier till the war is won

[Judo flip...chop chop chop] :)
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SlimmmGoodie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mo' boondocks!!!! yes lawd!!!
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mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Always nice to see the pre production artwork LeSean! 

What would you say is the most challenging part of designing for the characters? Is it to not overdo the look of the clothing (details) or having certain outfits complement the character and in relation to other characters for that scene?
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Artisan567 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love seeing character designs it looks really good, I wish I can know more about layout sheets.
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adony Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
That always did stand out in the series. 
My personal fave was Huey's Kung-Fu uniform from the first 'Stinkmiener' episode.(I had one just like it back in my teens.)
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JRinaldi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Much as that's gotta be a pain to work with, this attention to detail is one of the really cool things about this show. It's got some of the most stylish animation anywhere on TV. What on your end is a lot of extra work, we still see it as extra love and care.
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DoryaNelson Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
This is really cool! I wish that a trailer for season4 or something would be released like seasons 2 and 3 :/ 
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Shepsus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
An amazing show!
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doomroar76 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Really? or are you just messing with us?
are we getting a season 4!?
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tatarigamiwa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Marvellous work!
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mattd-6 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the Thought where you change the Character's clothes depending on a scene rather than changing it once in a season :D Kudos!
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GINOUO Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Best show on TV bru .
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kuromeru-panthar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Been waiting for years for it to come back!
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Sour-Shock Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
It's amazing how Huey looks almost exactly the same in every single drawing! :O
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
This is great to see. I never did notice that waredrobe change, but I did always enjoy the aesthetics of the show and I think the fluidity of the show is evident in this. 
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MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool to see stuff like this, thanks for sharing. :)
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Inkbleedful Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will there be like an episode where we see what the characters look like as adults, you know, like what the Simpsons have done before? Also what day in January will this be released?
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work! B-)
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cjjuzang Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
YES, thank you for the info, but I did always notice that a majority of Charactyers of the show would have a ton of threads... LOL. Especially Granpa
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jwalka Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
very neat stuff :)

any updates on the new season... is it even happening as rumours state ?
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johnsonverse Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I remember that drawing!! Excellent work, my friend.
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LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Jeff!!!! Good times at Apple Street! :D
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johnsonverse Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Those were the days!!
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StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Attention to detail. That's one of the best parts of a good animated show, in my opinion.
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Allyatharii Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
wow what a ton of work :0 I didn't know they changed that much! xD
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