Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
YOUNG JUSTICE: Robin by philbourassa YOUNG JUSTICE: Robin by philbourassa
When producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman asked me to help them with the development of Young Justice, Robin was the first character I sat down to draw. Having just finished drawing all the iconic DC characters for Crisis on Two Earths, I was excited to be working on the younger heroes, particularly Robin because he tends to bring some much needed color and levity to the typically grim and bleak world of the Batman Mythos. I drew a couple concept sketches before arriving at this design, which incorporates general notes from both producers, as well as Mr. Vietti's main overall direction, to avoid the briefs on top of the tights look and to add visible seams and padding to the outfit to suggest more realism.
Robin is one of my absolute favorite characters in the show.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconthe-crystal-temple:
The-crystal-temple Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016   Artist
good job
Reply
:iconblissfulboom:
blissfulboom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Robin vs Steven universe


FIGHT!!
Reply
:iconkingsnake01:
KingSnake01 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Robin Wins
Reply
:iconblissfulboom:
blissfulboom Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
FATAILTY 
Reply
:iconkingsnake01:
KingSnake01 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Robin doesn't I.
Reply
:iconblissfulboom:
blissfulboom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
i what???
Reply
:iconkingsnake01:
KingSnake01 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
That was supposed to say kill.
Reply
:iconblissfulboom:
blissfulboom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
oh that makes sense man 
Reply
:iconkingsnake01:
KingSnake01 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
one little typo can cause a lot of confusion.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconunfinishedsenten:
Unfinishedsenten Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Watch Young Justice on Netflix!! It might help us get a Season 3 :)
Reply
:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Cool.
Reply
:iconzelphaba:
Zelphaba Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
never understood why Dick always has those little slits in the toe of his shoes... I should look it up... o-o
Reply
:iconmurgurth:
Murgurth Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
I just noticed those. Well I think it is to resemble toe shoes which many people who have used them have said they were able to run better due to how it felt and if you look at Robin who is an acrobat and a character all about his physical prowess then it makes sense to have toe shoes since he's probably always climbing and running while fighting.
Reply
:iconzelphaba:
Zelphaba Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
that's what I figured, too, yeah.... would make sense. Also adds surface area, and would probably allow a small amount of grip with the toes. Also better balance on things like ropes and stuff because the toes can go on either side and just a buncha stuff that makes sense.
Reply
:icondonatello16:
Donatello16 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Artist
awesome
Reply
:iconannebird:
AnneBird Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's REALLY REALLY cool you got to help with that!
Reply
:iconxkittyraver:
xKittyRaver Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awsoom 8D
Reply
:iconramzflameron:
ramzflameron Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Sign this petition and help young justice fans who want netflix to get the right for yj and produce more seasons. 

www.change.org/p/netflix-netfl… 
Reply
:iconprettyskitty16:
PrettySkitty16 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Can you like just make a new Teen titans and you draw all the characters, if I saw them redone in this design.... I think I'd be the happiest fangirl in the world.
Reply
:icondjvinyl13:
DJVinyl13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
omg I could not agree with chu anymore than that! I loved the original teen titans and then they go and replace them with the teen titans go stuff that while is fun to watch, isn't as fun and exciting then the original Teen Titans.
Reply
:iconfreddywien:
Freddywien Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
could you make those producers make more series like young justice, they were so awesome, and this time with  your Beast boy
Reply
:icongarden-of-lee:
garden-of-lee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   General Artist
my favorite dick grayson robin design
Reply
:iconsonic-fairyspell:
Sonic-Fairyspell Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Mr. Bourassa, could you do a Jason Todd Young Justice thing? Please? It would be really awesome if you could.
Reply
:iconwhiteclaw001:
whiteclaw001 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng.
*nosebleeds everywhere*
you did good....you did good
Reply
:iconmoon-shadow-1985:
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:)
Reply
:icondirtypeanut:
DirtyPeanut Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Your Robin is my favorite of all incarnations! So I did my Robin cosplay based on him :) Please keep up the great work!

dirtypeanut.deviantart.com/art…
Reply
:iconjack-frost-fangirl55:
Jack-frost-fangirl55 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW........YOU ACTUALLY GOT TO DESIGN ROBIN?! TOTALLY WHELMING!!!
Reply
:iconherrerart:
herrerart Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very Cool bro!
Reply
:iconbells123:
bells123 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
love the designs you did for the show
Reply
:iconpercy-the-avatar:
Percy-the-Avatar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Cool, Dick is my favorite. Nightwing and Robin forms.
Reply
:icontealeafcoffee:
tealeafcoffee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!!!!!! robin is my favorite character I love his design and his personality in the Show OMIGERD!!! this is so cool!!!!Kermityay Rlytear 
Reply
:iconsonarinyan:
SonariNyan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Now that I found out who designed the Robin in Young Justice, I would like to thank you. Cause like the previous comment, this is the best robin design so far. As well as my personal fav. (I'm also glad they told you to ditch the briefs :P it would've ruined him quite a bit)
Reply
:iconwarbee:
Warbee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
This is by far the best Robin design ever conceived.

Reply
:iconphilbourassa:
philbourassa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow, thanks :)
Reply
:iconalienau:
alienau Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
hay can you do the omniverse aliens and the ultimate aliens from omniverse do them in young justice style like this pic 
Reply
:iconalienau:
alienau Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
and i ask you cuz i asked a lot of art guys they did not comment back so if you can do them that will be cool thanks plese  comment back
Reply
:iconjmascia:
jmascia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Very nice. Looks just like he jumped out of the cartoon!
Reply
:iconphoenix677:
Phoenix677 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cool though I wish they continued the series. Hate how good shows like these have to get taken out due to the networks stupidity
Reply
:iconmroneears:
MrOneEars Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic!! I loved this show, it's art, and storytelling. Great work!
Reply
:icone339:
E339 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I absolutely loved the design for Robin in Young Justice and I think it looks very cool and modern. I'm really happy that you created it.
Well done!
Reply
:iconfeelintheaster:
Feelintheaster Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
So. I was back looking at this design today because I was showing it to someone who hasn't (yet!) seen the show. And it occurred to me, Dick's Robin costume looks more padded and less streamlined than Tim's. I found that interesting considering Dick is more acrobatic and (one would assume) would prefer a lighter costume. Was there reasoning behind this or am I just reading too much into it?

Incidentally, while not a Tim Drake fan (in ANY incarnation), I will give you props for a decent design on his costume. But your Dick Grayson still stands out as the best Robin-costume design for me, in any medium (comic, animation etc). Seriously. Well done.
Reply
:icononepiecelover:
Onepiecelover Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
O_o You did the designs for the show?!?!!? THAT'S FREAKING AWESOME!!!!
Reply
:iconbcrice:
BcRice Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you use the line tool in Flash to get the line art so clean? Thanks!!
Reply
:iconninjaxz:
ninjaxz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my fav robin really miss young justice!!XD
Reply
:iconnevergonnagrowup:
NeverGonnaGrowUp Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yay season 1 Robin!
Reply
:iconbomberboy190:
bomberboy190 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
your design for robin is awesome
Reply
:iconfeelintheaster:
Feelintheaster Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Oh, and Robin is my absolute favourite character in the show too. :)
Reply
:iconfeelintheaster:
Feelintheaster Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Best animated Robin EVER! I love this design so much. Really love his character on the show too and think WB and Cartoon Network are morons for not picking this show up for a third season. If I had money, I would totally fund a Young Justice movie.
Reply
:iconburning-question:
Burning-Question Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats, you made Robin look like a superhero and not likem a clown. And I'm glad he's thin because most guys in Marvel cartoons looks like they're on steroids all the time which is seriously creepy.
Reply
:iconsomewhereingrayarea:
SomewhereinGrayArea Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Robin is DC...
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
July 17, 2011
Image Size
3.3 MB
Resolution
5904×3504
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
152,361 (12 today)
Favourites
5,830 (who?)
Comments
398
×