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YOUNG JUSTICE: Lagoon boy by philbourassa YOUNG JUSTICE: Lagoon boy by philbourassa
Lagoon Boy! Puffer mode! Definitely my favorite aspect of this guy (besides his proclivity for swooping in on vulnerable Martian Girls after a messy break up) is his ability to go into puffer mode. In a rare instance where design alters the approach to the way a character is written, it was decided that since I drew him with his lips pulled so far back from his teeth in this mode, he wouldn't be able to actually talk when he puffs up and would be reduced to grunts and roars. It's kinda fun because it turns him into this under water Hulk type of dude.
My biggest visual inspiration for this design was, believe it or not, the Kool-Aid Guy. Yeah, the red pitcher of Kool-Aid with arms, legs and a face who breaks through walls and says, "OH, YEAH!", haha.
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Also, and I probably shouldn't say this but whatever, I saw early digital sculpts of a Lagoon Boy Puffer Mode toy that Mattel was working on before the line was cancelled. How dope would that have been?!
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:iconherrerart:
herrerart Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
great character
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014

KUNG-FU POINT!

Oops. Wrong character. Sorry.

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alecris33 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Supreme!!!
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:iconlizzie-w5:
Lizzie-W5 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I actually LIKED Lagoon Boy. A lot, I mean. And I felt sorry for him because he really was just M'gann's rebound guy and actually, he took it quite well. He even helped look after her once she'd broken up with him. I don't really get why people say he's 'coming between Conner and M'gann' because there was nothing to come between. M'gann tried to tamper with Conner's mind and Conner got understandably upset and broke up with her. And when M'gann was ready to apologise for what she did, she broke it off with Lagoon Boy. It's not as though he particularly dictates her actions. He loves her, and he's clingy, and a little paranoid and jealous. And nobody's perfect, after all. 
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Lovelystar4002 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I agree i feel bad for all the hate he got and he really wasn't bad he just like M'gann and i didn't think he wanted to take her away from Conner! :( (Sad) 
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Lizzie-W5 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
This.
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:iconlovelystar4002:
Lovelystar4002 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
?
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:iconlizzie-w5:
Lizzie-W5 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I agree with what you said.
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:iconlovelystar4002:
Lovelystar4002 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Oh okay sorry! Thank you
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:iconmadfacedkid:
MadFacedkid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Would be a cool character trait for Injustice :)
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:iconjohnsonverse:
johnsonverse Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
More brilliance!! Your designs got even better for the second season.
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:iconphilbourassa:
philbourassa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Damn, thanks Jeff. Praise from the praise worthy is always deeply appreciated :)
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GamerSlyRatchet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Lagoon Boy's puffer mode figure was actually kinda announced in toy marketing at SDCC a couple of years ago before it was cancelled. So no need to worry.
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:iconphilbourassa:
philbourassa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's right... I forgot, I got hung up on the fact that I never got to hold him in my hands after they sent me the digital sculpt... :(
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penguincoco Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
I want Young Justice back ;_;
OTL
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:iconjoshawafrost:
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very awesome!
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:iconramborgianavenger:
RamborgianAvenger Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Neptune's beard! This is awesome!
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:iconmattd-6:
mattd-6 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I miss that show. I wanna see Wally return from the speed force (if that's where he DID end up).
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:icondanielwartist:
danielwartist Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
NEPTUNE'S BEARD!!!!!
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:iconshanecorn:
ShaneCorn Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ghhhhaaa So good man.. so gooood!
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Grayface Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Neptune's beard! Ha ha! Thanks for sharing Phil. You're the man. :)
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:iconblackeyedalpha:
blackeyedalpha Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:cries: I miss Young Justice, I don't care who you are!
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:iconphilbourassa:
philbourassa Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I don't entirely understand that statement.
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:iconblackeyedalpha:
blackeyedalpha Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The statement wasn't directed directly at you, it was like the world around. Sorry if it gave that bad impression.
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:iconphilbourassa:
philbourassa Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
No harm done at all. The wording just confused me.
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:iconblackeyedalpha:
blackeyedalpha Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss young justice a lot is all i'm saying,on cartoon network and all that stuff. I love the style!
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:iconphilbourassa:
philbourassa Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I hear ya! Well, there is still YJ legacy coming out in the fall, not sure if you're into video games but that's something to look forward to if you are. :)
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:iconblackeyedalpha:
blackeyedalpha Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks and yes I'm totally into video games, really anything DC I love, you know it's somewhat of an original subject, I grew up with DC all my life!
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AaronHoustonArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
this is amazing! i think it's so stupid that this show got cancelled. still so steamed over it! and you keep making it worse by showing all this awesome stuff. keep 'em comin
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Killer design and styley!
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8SuperGurl8 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck Yes! this made me like Lagoon Boy a little more. I struggled with.... loving him... mostly for swoopin in on that Superboy Miss M romance. But, he is boss. Tis decided.
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cspencey Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design, Love the puffer fish vibe!
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:iconjrcarter:
jrcarter Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This might have made an interesting action figure.
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goodgrace1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice Job we all hate Lagoon boy btw
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No, we all hate M'gann. ;D

jk
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:iconphilbourassa:
philbourassa Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You obviously don't speak for everybody :)
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:iconwinxwarrior:
winxwarrior Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I don't hate him. In fact, I love hm. One of my favorite characters.
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:icontitanbeast:
TitanBeast Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't hate him.
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BluuCrayon Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
A Lagoon Boy Puffer toy would indeed be pretty dope. Haha, I always loved this about L'gann. Nice work on his design! :)
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AWigeon Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
NEPTUNE'S BEARD
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:iconraffyjack:
Raffyjack Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! This is amazing! His design is so cool and fresh! I love it :3
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gab13l Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
nice :D
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Triskaidekaphobiac Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
NEPTUNE'S BEARD! YOU'VE TAKEN LAGOON BOY HOSTAGE! I SHALL SAVE YOU!!! :onfire:

Oh, great works.
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RogueWriter3201 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I'll admit, La'gaan was not a character I enjoyed. Didn't like his personality, his dialog, his relationship to Megan and so forth. However, even that didn't stop me being incredibly impressed with his design. If he had just been a support character instead of being pushed to the forefront I would have had no complaints. The Pufferfish aspect was especially well executed visually.
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Zatransis Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Such awesome shapes! This is really great, man.

M!
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:icongirlatthepiano:
GirlAtThePiano Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I miss YJ :(
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:iconwar-bearer:
War-bearer Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I like his roar in his puffer mode.
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:iconchriscopeland:
chriscopeland Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why you so good.
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:iconzmricochet:
ZMRicochet Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
oh good it's lame boy
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