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Young Justice Blue Lantern Kyle Rayner by Jarein Young Justice Blue Lantern Kyle Rayner by Jarein
Alot of my attempts to do my own personal design for a Young Justice version of Kyle Rayner has been hit or miss. If anything, my attempts have helped me learn some important lessons, especially on how to make it feasible to include a teenaged lantern on the team.

Well first off you cant make him as powerful as the adult lanterns. Blue Lanterns arent quite as powerful as Green Lanterns offensively, but they offer a great support role in boosting a Green Lantern's power. That in itself is a good "sidekick" quality. Plus when you factor in Kyle having been a Blue Lantern in canon, then the idea makes perfect sense.

Now for the design, I used alot of details that allude to his artistic, slightly hipster, nature so my earlier concepts reflected a more stylish civilian getup. I kept that idea alive here, but I refined it down to something less flamboyant but more masculine. The scarf is there still, but instead hangs over the shoulder; a pretty popular look these days. The addition of the coat helps to drive home the "uniform" look while not being too blatant. Plus with the flip in the colors, with the blue pants and black shirt, it helps balance out the flow of color on the whole design.

As for the slight appearance change, giving him a more shaggy hairstyle, I just thought it was more distinct from the other characters on the show. Pretty sure the quota for spikey black hair was filled long ago lol.

And the surfboard thing....I just thought it was a cool thing to add to reinforce Kyle's playful behavior as an adventurous teenager with sweet powers. And yes I was influenced sorta by the Silver Surfer....oh well....sue me.

Still kinda bummed the show was cancelled. I feel like the whole season 2 buildup amounted to a gaseous queef that turned into Teen Titans Go....yeesh.
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frederickofolympus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really felt that Kyle Lantern was better suited as a Blue Lantern, since he's not like Hal who has to showboat, or Guy who could be a pain in the @$$ and isn't as precise and methodical, constructs wise like John Stweart.

Kyle's not into being the top dog or in the case top GL.
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thewhimsy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh man, I thought I was the only one that imagined him appearing on the show...you are some kind of a dark magician, sir.

Kyle Rayner is best Lantern <3
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QTcomics Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool
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Conlannalnoc Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
This is great. I also like how you changed his hair style. It reflects his orginal haircut. The spikey look was only adopted after he became Ion for the first time.
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Dom666ism Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Dude, this is by far one of the best character designs Ive ever seen you pull off! The stance, the look, it all worked out into an amazing finish! To me this is definitely one of your top 5 best in my list aside from Jushiro, Revan, Naruto WoW, and Tojiro in Bankai form. Bravo bud! :D
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vasglorious Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if Kyle Rayner would have been in thee next season of Young Justice, if they had let them continue.
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Crimson-Kaizer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I approve of this redesign!
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
and I approve of your approval! cheers man!
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, It's awesome!:D
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
much appreciated man. thanks!
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.:D
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4154165 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I still believe they will make a third season.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
if they do that, I would die from happieness. but I havent heard of them doing it because every site I've seen declared the series over. i hope its just lazy jounalism...
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