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Robin: Third Time's The Charm by kay-sama Robin: Third Time's The Charm by kay-sama
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Timothy Jackson Drake:
Third Robin, tech specialist extarodinaire, Master sarcastic.

I decided to draw him in his (if I remember correctly) first uniform.
I also decided to do him in his younger days. :3 Since I don't usually get to draw young Tim too often.

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I've been working my ass off on this for the past few days. *Wipes sweat from brow*
It's been a long road with many twists and turns. But, dispite the horrible time this drawing gave me from start to finish, I am extremely happy with the completed product. ^^

Tim is, by far, my favoriate Robin...not only because he is the Robin of my generation, but also because I apprechiate a character who has to work hard and earn whay he wants.
Tim deffenently fits the bill.
Tim, as well as Batman, was a HUGE roll model for me growing up. So, I owe a lot to the Batman comics. I wouldn't be the man I am today without the leasons I learned from the.
Not to say my parents didn't raise me propperly, as they did a great job themselves, but I do owe a lot to Batman, as well.

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I started this piece about three or 4 days ago by sketching out the base form of what I wanted. Then, went over the figure again, defining the lines I wanted to keep and adding in more strict details. After that, I lined out the lines I wished to keep in Sharpie Brand fine tip, no bleed pen; making sure to thinking any lined that needed to be. After that, I added in a few detail lines (mostly in the mas and on the cape to guide in the coloring of the piece). Next came the colors--in which I did all I could to avoid coloring the skin tones. xD (They are my least favorite thing to color...)
I started by layering each color with several copics, defining the shades and highlights. Then layered on colored pencils (of various brands) to add more depth and texture.

The hardest part of this piece was simply the amount of green.
Not so much that it was difficult to do as much as it was simply tedius. x.x

My favorite part was coloring the tunic, followed closely by coloring the boots. ^^

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This piece was done in a mix of Copic Markers and Colored Pencils.

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Please excuse the double signature. I wanted to be sure it was clearly visable in case it did show up against the blue. :3

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Critique by KandorsKnight Jul 30, 2012, 3:15:16 AM
This piece is amazing.
It's very rare now that you find artwork like this at such a high quality which has been traditionally produced. The figure of Tim has been sketched and inked briliantly, while the colour has went and given the piece that spark of life found in all well-done pieces.
The detail on each and every aspect of the third young guy to claim the title of Robin is astounding. The shadows combined with the detail on the gloves, boots, and hair give an incredible sense of skill in the artist's work. The flowing cape has been drawn perfectly, and compliments the rest of the figure.

Overall, a job well done!
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Vision: It's quite interesting for me, but I think that up view would act more, when there were a background - not only one color, but a city prospect, or something like this. Anyway the shot you used is good to me.
Orginality: Although Robin is not your OC, you showed him in interesting pose.
Technique: Excellent, simply excellent. Shading and anatomy are correct, I see that you can use your tools in a perfect way. It makes your pic eye-catching. Congratulations.
Impact: In my opinion the background is the weekest part of your art. I would like to see something there, not only one shaded color. Anyway the pic act good to me.

Besides all this thing I would make characters more realistic, if I were you. Cartoon/manga style is ok, but (semi)realism looks simply better.

I hope you find this words useful. :]
Cheers,
Fan.
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Angel-Dust-Ryuuki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations, your artwork has been features in the :iconteen-titans-project: a group dedicated to making the first Teen Titans fan film. Our first feature was centered around Robin the Tim Drake version and we close yours because is wowed us greatly. Keep up the fantastic work and if you wish to see the feature it is here: [link] Thank you for making such a great Robin!

Sincerely,
Karlee
( Founder of #Teen-Titans-Project )

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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you so much! It's a great honor to be featured.
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Angel-Dust-Ryuuki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
You are most welcome and keep up the great work Miles. =)
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ I will do my best to.
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VictusMaddon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Amazing. The color saturation is perfect. I love this picture. In the future could I commission some art work for you to do for me?
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure! My commissions are actually currently open. Whenever you're ready to order, just pm me and we'll disguss the piece you'd like me to do for you. ^^
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Ooh, this is nice.
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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HPxZelda Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome :heart:

& your icon is cool too :D
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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maxspider72 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Excellent work! I don't exactly understand what's happening in the pic, what the blue is or the yellow thing, but it is very well done! Beautiful colors and a terrific job blending. The composition and lineart is top notch as well! :spidey:
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD Nothing, really. It's just a 'classic Batman scene-change screen' inspired background.
I just did it for the lols.

Thank you so much, once again. ^^
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Koiratus Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I love it so much. It's cute and nicely done. :3
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you very much.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
cool
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you very much.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
this looks good
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thanks very much.
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BeefcakeSpaz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Artist
That pose looks great! It's like he's about to jump and strike. :D The colors are amazingly done! :clap:
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3 Thank you so much for the wonderful comment!
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BeefcakeSpaz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Artist
you're very welcome! :D
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Nicolaas-G Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
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Brilliant line work on this. Exceptional color and shading too. You've caught the expression brilliantly
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Nicolaas-G Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
You're most welcome (:
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Kazbob Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
The shading on this is SO epic! Great job, man.
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I like.
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you, kindly.
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Magic-fan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Writer
Your artwork has been featured in Fan Art Frenzy - [Volume IV]!
Thank you for sharing your drawing with us. :heart:
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:iconkay-sama:
kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much~ ^^ It really means alot.
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Magic-fan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Writer
You deserve it. :heart:
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CrimsonRobin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love this because you drew my fav robin (timmy!!!!) so well! i love the colors and the backround is perfect!
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ He's my favorite, too. xDD
Thanks~ :3 I really wanted to give it kind of the classic scene change feel. So, I went with kind of a spiral effect. ^^
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MikachuNinjamon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So awesome! The colours really blend well. You always have colours that pop and give it a nice feel. Love it.
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3 Thank you very much.
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BTR88tuxedoblack Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
i like it. Its very well done, the drawing harkens back to the days of the Animated Series and also this is how I would picture a tim burton styled robin.
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comment totally made my day. ^^
As a 90's kid, I grew up on the Animated Series. So, this was highly inspired by it.
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BTR88tuxedoblack Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
im glad :) it was my childhood too, I didn't think anything could top the burton era batman but then comes this incredibly dark and well done show with a lot of Art Deco styling. It blew my mind.
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I completely agree with you. ^^
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the-Mousai Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
luv it! really great job!!!
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3 I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you so much.
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the-Mousai Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!
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Regis-AND Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!!!
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :3
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ScourgeOfDawn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsome!!
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kay-sama Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thanks alot!
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ScourgeOfDawn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yooze Welcome:D :]
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mr-redx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!!
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