Note: Cartoon Network’s Young Justice animated series has carried on the proud tradition of DC animation, and the character designs are a key part of that. Artist Phil Bourassa recently released the turnarounds to several of the characters he did for the show, and we couldn’t help but share. To see more, head over to Bourassa’s DeviantArt page. – Chris A.
Note: The talented Mista-M returns to P:R today with a classic interpretation of Tim Drake as Red Robin. Taking bits and pieces from various renditions of Tim Drake and Red Robin over the years, he’s pulled it together with a few new ideas thrown into the mix. I really like the extra large eye-mask over the domino mask he’s wearing in today’s DCU. – Chris A.
Here’s what Mista-M said about the design:
Tim Drake seems to be the guy that wanted to be Robin forever, so rather than discard his Boy Wonder image like Grayson I think he would embrace it. I wanted this to look like the Boy Wonder and Red Robin at the same time so I took elements from all Tim’s costumes. Discarded the Red Robin cowl but used the design for the mask to differentiate him from Robin (Damian) and Nightwing. Kept the Red Robin tunic but added the clasps and pouches on the shoulders as a Robin throwback. I also feel that it gives off a sense of leadership. I love the Young Justice pants, I know it’s a different character but I felt it was a nice visual element and in this case served as a nod to the original Red Robin tunic while being modern. I like the idea of him being able to glide but I couldn’t bring myself to give him wings, so instead the cape is made of memory cloth.