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July 30, 2012
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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.


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.


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. ^^


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


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. :]
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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!

( Founder of #Teen-Titans-Project )

kay-sama Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you so much! It's a great honor to be featured.
Angel-Dust-Ryuuki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
You are most welcome and keep up the great work Miles. =)
kay-sama Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ I will do my best to.
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?
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. ^^
Areku23 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, this is nice.
kay-sama Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
HPxZelda Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is so awesome :heart:

& your icon is cool too :D
kay-sama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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