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Jason Todd: Hush Little Birdy... by kay-sama Jason Todd: Hush Little Birdy... by kay-sama
I. Love. How this came out.
Seriously.

I am uber proud of this one.

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I was inspired by the idea of Harley's little song in Arkham City and how beautifully creepy it was...that, coupled with my love for the arc of HUSH and it's influence in Jason's return from the grave.

I wanted to show Jason just before his death and then again after his return to life being fueled by anger.
I also rewrote the song to more reflect Jason's story...a bit.

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I think the most fun thing to draw was older Jason...though, when is it ever not fun to draw enraged Jason Todd? xDD
Next was probably the blood and tears on little Jay's face.
My least favorite parts to draw were Joker's hand and the teeth.
I. HATE. DRAWING. TEETH.
For some reason, no matter how I draw 'em, they never look right to me. *shrugs*

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Everything was done in graphite pencil sans the words, which were added in later digitally because my hand writing is...well, awful. xDD

I didn't use too many references for this one...surprisingly. >__> Especially since I had my Batman: Hush book ready in case I needed to look at anything.
But, no...I only looked at a comic snippet I have of Jason Todd looking over his death certificate and newspaper clippings of the Joker's crimes since his passing which I used as a reference for older Jason's mouth, just to get the idea of the shape I needed.
Other than that, it was pretty much from memory.

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Anywhoo...please enjoy!
If anyone would mind inking this for me, I would truly appreciate it. ^^

As always, please enjoy! And don't be afraid to let me know what you think. I always love hearing what everyone thinks of my work.
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:iconjazzlednightmare16:
Jazzlednightmare16 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Woah! Epic!!
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Jazzlednightmare16 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome :)
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13BatScorpion95 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Whoa... awesome! Nice work! :D :batman:
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks much!
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13BatScorpion95 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
You're welcome. :) :batman:
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PankakeCarnivor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student
LOVE IT
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :) I'm happy to hear that.
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Gotham-psycho Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
could I use your lyrics and put instrumental (heavy on the MENTAL) music to it? I am practicing composing and I saw this and it was incredible. Oh, did I forget to mention... I am a huge jason todd fan (loving red hood and the outlaws not to mention under the red hood)... I would send you the end result on youtube if that's cool with you
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, if you'd like to. It'd be an honor! ^^ Just please credit my piece and PLEASE send me a link once you post it! I'd love to share it around.
I'm happy my work could inspire you this way.
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C62ry Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Amazing job! the details are stunning :heart:
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^ I'm happy you like it.
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:iconc62ry:
C62ry Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
you are welcome!!!!
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eldracm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
That is creepily awesome. Just, just fucking A.
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD Thanks! Happy to hear you like it.
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:iconeldracm:
eldracm Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
It's the wording... So cool.
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. 
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:iconmartygirl:
martygirl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I think I died a little on the inside by how amazing this is... 
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much! I'm happy you like it so much. ^^
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randomkitty101 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Cookie-Splinters Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting style you went for here ^^ nice work.
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, man. 
I don't get to draw stuff in my darker style, so I was happy to do it. 
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SweetHobbit72 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Not being a big comic book person, I didn't know who Jason Todd was, so I had to google it.

So my opinion of your drawing is based on 'the drawing' and nothing else.

It's absolutely wonderful.  You made a comment that you hate working on teeth, but from what I can see, you did a remarkable job on them.  I think they look real enough, and yes, as artists we can always strive to do better, but I think you nailed it - for this drawing.

The change in age, showing head to head, the eyes are the most mysterious part of the entire drawing.  But to show age, you need to show a bit more aging in the skin.  The 2 images ALMOST mirror each other, but have some differences.

All in all, I think this is a beautiful piece, and you should be most proud, which I can see you are, of this work.

Congratulations!!!
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. It really means a lot to get a compliment from soneone who isn't. Nessisarily just a fan of the character/fandom and from someone who is basing their oppinion on the art alone.
Thanks for the thing about the teeth. I was pretty happy with them in this one and its not that I think I'm not good at drawing them, nessisarily - more so that I struggle with them and that it becomes frustrating.

Y'know, I thought about doing that and did originally have more aging to the skin, but I ended up erasing most of it because it began making him look too old.
The aging from one side to the next in only a matter of a few years...from age 15 to about age 18 or 19, so the more aging I added to the skin, the more late 20's-early 30's he was starting to look and that was just way too much. So, I more focused on angling and maturing the shape of his face to give him the appearence of having matured, but not nessisarily a full blown adult.
Some representations of him make him look older, but I this more off of my personal favorite look for Jason Todd which more so visually captures his young punk/bad boy teenaged rage aspect closer to the begining of his reign as a villain/anti-hero.
I really apprechiate the tips, though. I'm sure I'll be able to use them in the future. I can always used help from other artist, so I thank you greatly.
I also thank you for knowing how to give a good critique. ^^
If you have any other tips and/or comments oon the piece, please feel free to share.
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SweetHobbit72 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
You are very welcome, and thank you for not taking it to seriously.  As I mentioned, I'm not a comic book reader so I wouldn't really know the 'age' of Jason Todd.

You've got an excellent technique, and I hope you'll extend your talents to outside creations.  

My art is more geometric style with a touch of psychedelic, so I always appreciate those that can draw people, places, animals - you get the picture.  Which is something I do more than drawing, is photography because I can't draw real life persons or animals.  So my photography is my art.

Good luck on your next piece, I'll be keeping a 'watch' on you :)
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you so much.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional
freaky cool
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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Mamiemusicwade Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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BrucieBoy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Amazing
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thanks so much!
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Kuiji Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, this? This is AWESOME. The poem is creepy as hell and the illustration matches lovely!
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you so much. I'm happy you like it!
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MidoriArainai Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Artist
Wow. This is wonderfully done! :iconclapplz:
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you very much! 
I'm happy you like it.
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mean-chic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
i'm terrified
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD That's good! It was effective, then.
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:iconmean-chic:
mean-chic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
oh yeah! 
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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PuffyMarshmellows160 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
creepy 0o0
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you!
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PuffyMarshmellows160 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
np^-^
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SomewhereinGrayArea Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is utterly and completely demented... I love it!!!!  <3  :D
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yey!!! *claps excitedly* xD
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SniperPlushie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
CREEEEPED out. :heart:
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good...good. >D
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JayTodd Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...- Tremblecry.-
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ I'm assuming this is a compliment?
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