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YOUNG JUSTICE: Tim Drake by philbourassa YOUNG JUSTICE: Tim Drake by philbourassa
Season two Robin, Tim Drake! The only thing more fun than designing a character like Robin for a DC cartoon is designing Robin for a DC cartoon twice! I had a lot of fun drawing this guy... at least as much fun as I could possibly have under crushing deadlines... heh. I know Tim is a fan favorite so I hope those of you who love the character approve of this take, I did the best I could.
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DJVinyl13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I never truly quite understand why the character of Robin keeps changing. Someone tell me pls? I love DC comics, I'm out of the three nerds in my class who even know what a DC comic character is between the difference of others, I'm the only one who even owns DC comics. I never learned why Robin keeps changing tho. Have I not paid close enough attention? 
jhealy14 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. It just screams little Timmy. The first thing I thought of when I saw the design was his Red Robin uniform. It's like his outfit is foreshadowing his transition into the role or the Bat Family's second bird (third if you count the title of Robin but that title is that of a student's so doesn't really count in my eyes).
Phenometron Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
He looks very good.
Prettynightlife Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MajorStill Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
disc0man Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Is it cool if I ask you what software you use to color this in? I usually use photoshop but the line quality and colors dont usually come out like this.
philbourassa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It's just photoshop. CS4 probably.
herrerart Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tabacookie Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Damian is 3rd robin right?
blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
5th.  Dick, Jason, Tim, Stephanie, Damian.  Going by the new comics anyways, there were I think 2 more Robin's before but they got edited out somehow and I don't know much about them.
Imagine1st Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
i think damian is like the 5th cus the 3rd robin is tim drake
Yoosheepman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PolkaBat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
timmyyy <333 
MrOneEars Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic!! I loved this show, it's art, and storytelling. Great work!
AlfredoJDeLeon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I love this look!
EdwardX1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
redkclark96 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
So, as a character designer, do you have to design and color the character yourself? Do you get any help in that regard?
blackeyedalpha Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is good I thought u just found photos offline but no, this is amazing!
wonder39 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
DC should have hired you to redesign all of the Nu52 costumes instead of what we ended up with..... Your designs harken to the classic, but still update, and seem functional but with an elegance...
dionlaurent Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This is a GREAT look for Tim!
dellNYC Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Awesome take on the costume, i've always felt the robin costume was to bright, the incorporation give it a nice stealth feel while maintaining the rich red color icon to the suit.
Santy-Orm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Any chance we could see your take on a Young Justice Red Hood Jason Todd?
oliverespectro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Loved it! :D
batmanslashlover Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I love your designs, except for the butts, they just don't look real xD anyway, did you actually design the characters for Young Justice?
Enamie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Yeah yeah Tim Drake is pretty cool but Dick Grayson is better! Who doesn't like a lil bit of Hunk Wonder XD
RitsuW2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Epic! (finally, more Tim Drake on the screen) Good Job!
ultimatenemesis5 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   General Artist
I like the design but it doesnt look as strudy as Dick's were it was clearly padded and armoured this seems like it very free flowing but doesnt have much protection. None the less I still love how youve distinguished the two versions, did you also design the costume that we briefly saw for Jason?
philbourassa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yup. :)
ultimatenemesis5 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   General Artist
Cool, I really liked what we got to see of it and how you managed to distingish it from both Tim's and Dick's, it looked like a clear middle between the two. If you ever design Damian do you think you would stick to the same kind of design or go in a different direction? :)
Brendan-Mudk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I still believe that they should have at least given Jason a chance, I gotta admit I like this design for Tim Drake.
Sylthfern Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Tim's my fav, however I would love to see your take on Damian Wayne
ED-Boy-wonder-1718 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW ! i love the way you drew the Robins for the series ! amazing !
kyubiman Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student
Tim is the best, his extending, electrified bo staff just makes him all the more bad ass.
Toxiclilly Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Will you ever draw Jason Todd? Now that it was revealed Jason was before Tim in this series, I was just curious if he had a reference.
Eralis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Jason Todd came out in the latest Young Justice episode. He came out as a hologram statue,as well as, all the other fallen heroes.
Toxiclilly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Haha I already knew that, I was just wondering if they there was a reference sheet for him. I'm curious about his death in this series as well. I don't recall them mentioning the Joker when they mentioned Jason's death.
philbourassa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Technically I already drew him since I did the design for the show. I'm not sure when I will post him though.
penguincoco Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
You should do a model of Cheshire :D
devilmonkey77 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Loving it, bro.
Ellington3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
You have done an outstanding job!!
fanaticalfangrl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
I was beyond excited when Tim was introduced into the show. He and Dick have always been my favorites in the DC Universe. I was curious to see how you guys were going to differentiate his costume from Dick's considering Dick's Robin looked more like Tim's design. Needless to say, I seriously approve.
PrimateHive Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Post more pleaseeeeee !!! Hungry for more ,we are !!! :)
dsjw710 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
VERY COOL! I dig it!
SanFranGirl1982 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Precious baby! :) (as the fans call him on Tumblr)
Ciatri-Sonnel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I LOVE THIS DESIGN! Thanks for making it similar to the previous Robin outfit yet still completely unique to Tim, I loved the similarities and differences <3 Also the hair is cool, it makes sense to have a streamlined hairstyle that doesn't fall into his eyes when he's fighting and running around.
WarriorCatGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Except for the hair I LOVE IT!!! Tim is my all time favorite Robin. I even love him as Red Robin!
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lucybianchi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you plan to upload the designs for any of the other characters? I love the way all of them look, but I would really like to see the design for batgirl.
Raizo18 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
dude all yah stuff on young justice is amazing!! slick desgins with an awesome anime feel!
nad2005 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
The design is pretty awesome, but there are a few things that catch my eye. For one, why doesn't he have similar computer gauntlets that let him hack into computer systems? I mean I know that was Dick's thing but it was a very useful application.

And the second thing is why does his suit like just a Halloween costume? I mean I don't see any kind of armor for bullets or knee pads. It looks like and old comics design.

Just asking now. I'm just looking for the practical application.
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