Back in 2002, while I was working as a freelance artist, I did a little work on Tutenstein.
The style of show was simpler than that of Disney, and the turnaround time for these designs was also a lot quicker...as is the case with TV. So, I made the necessary adjustments. The name of the game for a freelance artist is versatility and practicality, and I tried to remain as flexible and malleable as possible to what ever the directors needed.
I kept the backgrounds playful to match the character design style set by veteran character designer Fil Barlow. I drew out the line work, and then simply added simple value tones in Photoshop. There was very little rendering on these backgrounds, rather there was a lot more mask cutting and bucket-fill. Stylistically, it had to have a certain believability and normalcy, so that the fantasy aspects would stand out in contrast...hence the backgrounds are pretty straightforward.
If you are interested in seeing more of these backgrounds for Tutenstein, let me know and I'll see if I can dig up a few more.
I happen to be a huge fan of the Creature Of The Black Lagoon, so I put that on the TV.