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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.
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: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
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Donatello16 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Artist
awesome
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AnneBird Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's REALLY REALLY cool you got to help with that!
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xKittyRaver Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awsoom 8D
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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. 

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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.
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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
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garden-of-lee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   General Artist
my favorite dick grayson robin design
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JackFrosts1girl 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.
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whiteclaw001 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng.
*nosebleeds everywhere*
you did good....you did good
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:)
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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…
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Jack-frost-fangirl55 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW........YOU ACTUALLY GOT TO DESIGN ROBIN?! TOTALLY WHELMING!!!
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herrerart Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very Cool bro!
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bells123 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love the designs you did for the show
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Percy-the-Avatar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Cool, Dick is my favorite. Nightwing and Robin forms.
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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 
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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)
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Warbee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
This is by far the best Robin design ever conceived.

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philbourassa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow, thanks :)
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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 
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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
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jmascia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Very nice. Looks just like he jumped out of the cartoon!
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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
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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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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!
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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.
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Onepiecelover Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
O_o You did the designs for the show?!?!!? THAT'S FREAKING AWESOME!!!!
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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!!
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ninjaxz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my fav robin really miss young justice!!XD
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NeverGonnaGrowUp Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yay season 1 Robin!
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bomberboy190 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
your design for robin is awesome
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Feelintheaster Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Oh, and Robin is my absolute favourite character in the show too. :)
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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.
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist 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.
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SomewhereinGrayArea Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Robin is DC...
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god, my mistake XDDDDD
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kwardart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student
Love your designs, original but still portrait the classic personalities of the heroes.
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Folstagg Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hey, you don't think posting things like this [link] addressing you by name in the description is stealing from you, do you?
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marcialrms Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Check this fool for example bobkitty23.deviantart.com/art/… he calls it MY ORIGINAL WORK the balls on this one
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philbourassa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well, it's basically traced from my work and there is no mention of me or the source artwork it was taken from. A lot of folks do this with my stuff probably because the poses and silhouettes are pretty good templates for character designs and concepts. I guess I've gotten used to it. Is it "stealing" from me? I don't know. I know that when I was young I used to look at the Marvel Handbooks for reference and inspiration although I never traced anything outright and photoshop did not exist back then so I just drew characters my own way. I didn't have the discipline or the patience to painstakingly copy something either so again, bad as they were, my drawings were still original. One other important factor, I knew the names and the styles of almost every single artist that contributed to those old handbooks, or at least the ones who's work inspired me the most. I guess it's just about knowing where stuff comes from and having respect for the source material and the artists behind it.
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marcialrms Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Your a saint man cause there is a $h!t load of people on DA tracing over your work and calling it theirs if it were me and I've worked as hard as you seem to have worked I'd be doing something about it but then again it's all you man, thanks for all the great art!
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purplehearts22 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This Robin and Nightwing are my absolute favorites too. I hope the show will continue sometime soon.
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vasira Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's my favorite :love:
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YoungJusticeRocks123 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i heart robin!!!!!!!!!!!
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
your designs are great man! I totally buy the characters and their personality :)
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danixtimmy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Artist
feelin the aster the beautiful beautiful aster
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ferby8323 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE !!!!!!!!!!SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE !!!!!!!!!!SAVE YOUNG JUSTICE !!!!!!!!!!
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BabsGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Please please please save young justice! This show has amazing animation and well-developed characters! It reintroduced me to DC and superheroes altogether! CN is deciding on whether to draw the curtains on this awesome show in order to make room for new DC shows, despite young justice's popularity and growing fandom. Besides, I just don't get why the new shows and young justice just can't run together. This show is wayyyyy too amazing and visually stunning. It reintroduces lost DC characters, and has brilliant plot lines. And yes, this petition can help! It kept family guy on air before, so why not young justice? Please DO something and actually help save young justice! Go to the link below and sign the Petition. Get other people to sign too! Save young justice!!! ;)
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Karatecha Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always found this Robin to bring in a well-rounded team. The whole team seemed to consist of characters who take their jobs seriously, but Robin (though he took his job very seriously) added light-heartedness to the story. I would always listen for his laugh and quibs, I even started to use words such as 'aster' and 'whelmed' around my friends.
I would hope that people would start incorporating this Robin into other series, cartoons, or movies. Even though we never saw him working with Batman in Gotham, I can tell that not only Batman cares for Dick Grayson but he also is a ray of hope. His interesting character personality and logical design is beautiful, one of my personal favorites of the Robins seen throughout time.
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