Inspired by the Teen Titans episode "The Apprentice, Part 2". In the episode Slade forces Robin to work for him as his apprentice by threatening to kill his friends. At one point Slade mentions that in time Robin might even learn to look at him as a father figure. To which Robin replies: "I already have a father". Cue dramatic music and bats flying out into the night.
There is also a scene where Robin has to steal from Wayne Enterprises, which is of course the company owned by Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. I read an interview with the makers once where they pointed out that Slade is essentially forcing Robin to not only betray his friends but also his mentor, Batman. Robin is torn between loyalty to the man he looks up to and the villain who has the power to destroy his friends with the push of a button.
I wanted to portray the differences between what Batman and Slade have to offer. Batman's hand is stretched out in a helpful gesture, as if to lead Robin back to the right path, whereas Slade's hand is clutching a little device of death, finger hovering over the trigger.
The title of this pic is one of Slade's lines in the episode.
eeeh... so I made it a week ago but I just didn't want to submit this. I'm not satisfied with this Dx
I decided to make something like a mix between the comic version and cartoon version (btw I'm not American so I'm more familiar with Teen Titans cartoon, cos' finding scans on the internet is difficult and unfortunately I can't read all of the comics D': )
btw red Gar sucks Dx
Good thing I closed the commissions, I'd be surprised if I finished them by Christmas Dx
For every day of October, I will be drawing one dark piece of fanart in celebration of Halloween. (More details on my main page).
So today (10/20/05) is Red X and Robin from Teen Titans. Rushjob again today, because I have a game meeting to run to. >>; But ee, I love Red X. Why are all of Robin's alter egos so much cooler than him? X3 Drawn and colore din open canvas 1.1 (in about two hours), and some messing with color in adobe photobusiness deluxe.
And holy crap it's already the 20th of October. o__o time flies when you're drawing every day, i guess. (And when you have a costume to make that you've done very little work on. >>;;
A very rough set of doodles of some Young Justice designs for Raven and Starfire. I kinda failed in terms of imitating the actual style, but whatever. The costumes and general look was my priorty. Coming up with a costume for Starfire that didn’t make her look like a total whore took some effort, but I think it worked out okay. Might make a second pass at these and actually do proper lineart/coloring for them later…