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YOUNG JUSTICE: Beast Boy by philbourassa YOUNG JUSTICE: Beast Boy by philbourassa
This is sort of a departure from the traditional look for Beast Boy. I guess my inspiration for the character was some of the imagery surrounding the Monkey King legend (aka Journey to the West, which I believe is chinese folklore) as well as Hank McCoy from the X-Men with a little Eddie Munster thrown in just for kicks.
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cardstone Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2015  Student General Artist
This has been nawing at me forever. I asked Christopher Jones this, but he recommended I ask youlol

why does beast boy's face look like the riddler? 
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Dronkey64 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Artist
hah, Beast boy had a tail? heh, he is not beast boy, he's monkey boy! Lol! ;) nice!
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TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Beast Boy looks like a Monkey! 
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Pablohayabusa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Filmographer
cmon if you famous why you use deviantarT??
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philbourassa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I don't understand what you are asking.
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Pablohayabusa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
Nothing you art look like the cool part of the comics I see in the flea market nice job
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ShellshockerTMNT117 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this design for beast boy better. You can actually suspect his power is something animal-like. Not to badmouth the traditional beast boy, but he looks like a sharp-toothed leprechaun
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I knew Beast Boy before Teen Titans, as a character in the old Legion of Super Heroes who's "secret identity" name was Ilshu Nor... he was a hero that then became a villain when society shunned him.
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thedragonitus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015   General Artist
he`s my favorite version.
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goeliath Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw yeah! this is a pretty awesome depiction of BB here. Nice!
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TailsandSpike4EX Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
What makes this funnier is that he shared a voice actor with Gumball Watterson.
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VIZg Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
the guy have atavism but people say "beast boy, beast boy" :D:monkey: 
Good work!=)
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That's so cool! Fits in with BB's backstory perfectly!
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TheMightySaurus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, In the original comics, beast boy got his powers because his DNA was mixed with that of a green monkey
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Angelwantspeace Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
I miss Teen Titans
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's weird that Beast Boy has a boobs and butt pose here for a guy.
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tealeafcoffee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss this show SO MUCH onion sad Gloomy Cry forever Cry forever Cry forever Sad chica Sad..Sad..Onion Bear Emoji-33 (Sad) [V2] Sad STITCH TRISTE Luffy Anime Emoji (Cry) [V4] Pyong Cry Jordan is sad  
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Balron Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
I still have yet to see this show and they go and redesign beast boy without me even knowing?  :D  I LOVE IT!
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th3LOMBAX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist
And gave him a different origin story. It's pretty awesome, you should check it out. Or maybe not. Because if you stay blissfully ignorant of how awesome Young Justice was, you'll never fall victim to the same outrage we all suffered when they canceled it after just two seasons.
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Balron Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I watched the first few episodes where they found superboy.  x3  I loved it.  And I'm so happy it was directed by my favorite script writer, Greg Weisman.  :D  It is a shame that his ideas and shows he scripts get shut down like that  >:I  If I ever hit the lottery, I would sponsor him to remake "Gargoyles."
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Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Not a fan of the tail, but the rest looks great.

Also, is there just a shade of green used for shapeshifters? Because the Martian Manhunter is also Shapeshifter Green.
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DragonDragoo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I have to say this is am interesting take on him.

I myself, am a fan of the Beast Boy from the Teen Titans cartoon, but this is pretty neat looking.
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summerautumn Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like the red suit better than the purple one, I think that red gives him his own look and not still a doom patrol member. I also like how you guys connected him with Miss Martian and J'onn. I always thought that he might look up to J'onn because of similarities between them. Also I never really noticed the Eddie Munster inspiration before but now I see it in his hair. While I don't mind the monkey look I preferred his 8 year old green look when Megan went to comfort him.  I would really have liked to seen him growing into his powers with Megan or j'onn though. 
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Oddtoo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
i like beast boy from teen titans better then this one
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Qwerty-V2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Beast boy was always one of my favorites, that and Raven of course
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MrOneEars Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic!! I loved this show, it's art, and storytelling. Great work!
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me wonder if Season 3 ever happened, we'd be seeing Teen Titans version YJ.
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k-eesri Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beast boy! @_@
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DTWX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Question: Is there a Full resolution to this? It says 54933363 res. So is thar?
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terrorisnear Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE BEAST BOY! he didn't get enough scenes in young justice.
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Beast-Boyplz Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Nice. :D
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Iggy-1-55-306 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems suiting, seeing as how Garfield Logan was bitten by a green monkey before becoming BB.
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DarkShadeStar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Writer
nice designs!

why are his eyes amber? they are green in the show.
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summerautumn Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
His eyes are Amber because of Megan's blood transfusion, Megan has Amber eyes and being half Martian beast boy can change any part or all of his body his eyes are only green in battle
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DarkShadeStar Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Writer
thanks for telling me :)
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summerautumn Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome
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sarcasticHoarder Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn. I should really watch this show and catch up.
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PengiChan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome!
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Apohermion Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I love this design. I was never a huge fan of the Teen Titans version of Beast Boy, but I enjoyed him a lot more on Young Justice.
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Music-and-Things Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I miss Teen Titans BB. The YJ version is pretty adorable but TT BB was the greatest character since ... ever.
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danixtimmy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Artist
go gar go
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Shiverpop Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beastboy is soo cute! I like this version way way way better then teen titans! Miss M. Is lucky to have him as a "brother" genetically speaking. But still, this picture, so cute!!!
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Wrightstuff04 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Astonishing
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TriniArtis86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I luv this beast boy design, he's one of my fav. characters from the DC universe
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GazenArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
... And you made Beast Boy a monkey... I know he was bit by a green monkey when he was a kid, but he didn't become one.

Sorry, just my opinion... and my bad history with primates.
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philbourassa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
He's not a monkey, this is just the default form he chooses to present himself in. Think of all the temporary phases kids might go through in their adolescence and now add a shape shifting ability to the mix. Given his somewhat isolated childhood on a nature reserve and losing his mother it's not that hard to imagine he would act out or become fixated in strange ways.
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GazenArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Okay... seems a bit more understandable now. sorry.
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philbourassa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
No apology necessary! Just wanted to explain in detail how the producers and I arrived at this design. :)
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GazenArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
alright. Thanks.
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