17 comments on “P:R Redesign: Cary Polkovitz’ Robin!
  1. I´m so agree with this one. love the shape of the figure and the use of the skirt and the red element on the suit. Cary created a uncompromising redesign without changing the character of the figure.

  2. Robin?I would say much Alfred.
    To me he looks like a butler wearing a swallowtailed coat,expecially for the red bodice and those two tails under his back

  3. This is one of the best ideas for a Robin re-design that I’ve seen in a long while. He looks much more in line with most Batman iterations. Usually Robin looks like the clown kid Batman can’t get rid of. This actually makes him look like Batman’s sidekick again in a way he hasn’t since the 60s.

    I’d like to see a more realistic illustration of this idea now. While it’s a cool illustration that would work fine for an animated show, I want to see more realistic proportions to see how it would work in non-cartoony styles.

  4. I like the helmet, but I think the ears should be covered. The cape is cool. I think the gloves should be tighter, or else the scalloped fins would be difficult to use. Also, the shirt tails work in this style, but I’m not sure how well they would translate into a more realistic art style. I’m glad that he is colored to more closely resemble a real Robin. I realize that his original colors were meant to resemble Robin Hood, but I have never been a fan of the green, with the exception of Damian’s costume. Good job, Cary!

  5. Not enough yellow in the palette for Robin…but this is excellent for Tim Drake’s Red Robin. Should have been the new 52 costume instead of the light-up pouch-for-all

  6. I’d switch all that black for a honeydew of phthalo green and I think it would look a bit better as a Robin. Uncovered ears means he can hear stuff coming up behind him better. I approve.

  7. I like this for an older Robin, maybe when Damian leaves the the Bat cave. Like the Robins in the past, he will most likely go off on his own before changing his persona all together. One thing about Robin’s design is the colors. He’s supposed to confuse the enemy. His bright colors make him seem less intimidating so that when he’s kicking thugs faces in they are like ” How is this KID kicking my a$$ right now?!”
    That being said I really like the helmet look. Tried a design similar once and he just looked like a cyclist or bike messenger. You’ve definitely avoided my mistakes.

  8. Carlos wrote,
    “Not enough yellow in the palette for Robin…but this is excellent for Tim Drake’s Red Robin. Should have been the new 52 costume instead of the light-up pouch-for-all”

    How about a yellow letter “R”?

  9. Nicholas post: Carlos wrote,
    “Not enough yellow in the palette for Robin…but this is excellent for Tim Drake’s Red Robin. Should have been the new 52 costume instead of the light-up pouch-for-all”How about a yellowletter “R”?

    Nah, it would fade too much without a black circle to bring it out. If there is yellow to be placed on this costume, it should be against one of the black elements: the side of his cowl, the lining of his boots, the belt, some piping on his gloves or my personal favorite, the back of his cape.

  10. NICE!!! What if the boots and gloves were dark dark green and keep the inner part of the cape yelow? just to keep robins colors, but it looks great!!

  11. Carlos,

    How about a yellow (or it can be red) “R” on the side of his hip or the side of his mask, above eye level?

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