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Blockbuster Turn by philbourassa Blockbuster Turn by philbourassa
A lot of folks have been asking me to post some production art from Young Justice, but even though our show has premiered I'm still not sure how much of my art I'm allowed to share here.
Lets start out relatively small, with a few designs here and there, and no big reveals...
This is Blockbuster, one of the main villains from our series premiere. He was a lot of fun to design, we decided it wouldn't be a huge tragedy to depart from the original version in the comics, who is pretty similar to the Hulk in a lot of ways.
My first pass was very "Hulk like", but inspired by a conversation I had with Brandon about a line of dialogue Greg wrote, we quickly end up with the final design.
Blockbuster and Young Justice is trademark and copyright of DC comics and WB animation.
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herrerart Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ready Go!! this is fantastic, I love you style! very nice 
floatableaunt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
you might get this a lot and im sorry if that's the case
but what program did you use for the digital aspect of this piece?
philbourassa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
danielwartist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
went bakc nad watched all of season 1 and up to date episodes of season 2 in 2 weeks and I must say I like the look of this villian the best
TriniArtis86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very cool design
GazenArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I saw the premiere episode, and I noted the cool redesign. Must admit, it looks seriously cool.
philbourassa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
mamaOOD Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
say hello to a new hero: the super pants! never torn out XD
MnTALity Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This guy was totally awesome to see animated in the premier, especially Dr. Desmond's transformation into Blockbuster. Though hearing the guy's skin tear apart was utterly disturbing, Blockbuster's appearance made that totally worth it.
KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I LOVE this version of Blockbuster, his original comic book version, to me at least, always came off as too goofy looking to be taken seriously. The new Blockbuster however, is simply SCARY, take one look at him and you think "oh crap we're in trouble" instead of "Yikes, who's the hulk wannabe?" I mean, ya see this guy coming for ya and you either gotta run for the hills or brace for impact lol

I liked how he had the shedded skin covering his face, and best of all, the armor plated skin, which I surmise adds extra protection against the force of super powered blows you'd expect from heroes like Superman or Wonder Woman, etc

I hope he makes more appearances on the show and becomes a recurring menace, and that DC comics use his design or something similar someday.

P.S. I was wondering if I could ask...

1) are the red lines on his body supposed to be exposed muscles?

2) Why did Blockbuster work for Icicle Senior in the episode "Terrors?" I thought he was an out of control rampaging beast who couldn't understand orders?
CyotheLion Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Is it due to Aqualad said "I doubt he's planning anything anymore"
Roboworks Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This stuff is so fun! I wish comics looked like this!
philbourassa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha, me too.
AleczantenFB Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   General Artist
How did you come up with the idea for shredded skin on him?
GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Very Abomination-ish with the scaly skin. :D Only good thing about the original Blockbuster was his hugging momment with Grundy back in the day after a beef with the JLA.
ogrebear Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hulking but not The Hulk.... nice!
ProtoMarcus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Awesome design. Young Justice is easily becoming my favorite animated series for now! Love the updated and more 'modern' designs for the characters, heroes and villains alike
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Cool take on Blockbuster is he the one who's was friends with Bruce wayne
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This Hulkish design is pretty good.
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh. Even if it's just little bits here an' there, I can't tell you how grateful and happy I am to be able to see the character sheets for anybody from YJ!! :huggle:
Kris-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Well finally some show with fine graphic design. I haven't seen anything that well drawn for a long time.
Liquid-Grievous Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very nice work, if i may ask, what studio do you work in, have a resume?
SuperJohnnyCook Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That show's awesome. You did a excellent job.
SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Valin-FireFang Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
this is very whelming
Kagehiisa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Saw the show, and thought this guy one mean, but kick-ass bastard. His roar was awesome.

Oh yeah, great design.
9threaver Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
wow this guy looks really cool, very nice
DanOcean Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nedivory Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
So sick man!!!
DivineROAR Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Got your nose! Gross but very fun episode!
TedKimArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very cool
oyetoons Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's an awesome design! It kinda reminds me of the new hulk character, A-Bomb! REALLY cool.
rj212 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Artist
Plz pos mor art.
TimothyMably Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Usually I hate monster designs but this is just awesome.
darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! I just saw the premier... fantastic stuff!!
TeenTitansMan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Now there's a cockroach if I ever saw one. Just couldn't kill this guy until you threw a whole building on top of him, and even then he didn't die.

Still, he makes for an impressive looking bad guy. Fantastic job on all three models.
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Loves it!
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Kinda looks like a toned down Doomsday
crystalAlluvion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god, this character design made me freak out, what with the skin still hanging onto his skull and ugh. ;A; (How the hell did you get this on tv?)
What I'm saying is that it's awesome and I'm fangirling so hard right now.
Sketchpad-D Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the design of this character ... I thought it really kept to the basic concept of the character, but was different enough to be a fresh take on the character. Love the movie and can't wait for regular episodes :)
guiltius Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
thats bloody awesome.
Hart1000 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Loved the show! Keep going!!!!!!!!
paco850 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I get happier when you post work!
philbourassa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Ha! Me too...
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
The dead skin is a nice touch, made for some nice animation in the transformation sequence.
JTGrimm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love the effect of the shredded skin that lingers on the body. It makes total sense, since these cells are dead and therefore wouldn't be affected by a mutagenic serum.

Plus, it set up one of the best lines of the show: "Got your nose!"
philbourassa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
The design was actually inspired by that line. Brandon said "what if he actually GETS his nose for real?"
Then I drew this.
LazaroRuiz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice work!
bam217 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
ohpus42 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Very nice...would love to see whatever other character turnarounds you are allowed to show! Looks great so far!
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