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Young Justice TV - Kyle Rayner by Jarein Young Justice TV - Kyle Rayner by Jarein
DISCLAIMER: Just to clarify, this is a character design concept I came up with using the style of the Young Justice tv show.

And also keep in mind, this is NOT official concept art. Theres someone at Warner who does an amazing job with character designs for the show (I was told its an entire team of people) so default to them for real official show art.

This is just me puttering around with ideas. This work isnt intended for real use and is, again me just messing around

Unlike my first Green Lantern concept, this one is NOT using my own style of art. Instead I used the same style used in the Young Justice tv show to make a fully realized teenage version of Kyle Rayner that would fit in the show's universe continuity.

I said it once before, those kids could use a kid Lantern to fill out the roster :D

The design of his uniform is was heavily influenced by the first one he used in the comics (the coolest one IMO), with a few aspects of some of his newer ones. I also used the same kind of design philosophy of the other character's costumes- seams and padded elements, along with a few spots of exegerrated scale.

This was an incredibly difficult process, since I had to essentially toss out my own art style and follow another - one that is far simpler in detail than I'm used to. But overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out.

Whats everyone think?
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RandomNameV Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
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Ryusukanku Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
I'll be honest, I like this partially armored but streamlined costume more than the one with the scarf.

Sure it had some flare to it, but this... This design says "The most powerful weapon in the universe chose me to bear it in defense of this world."

It has some manga-ish flare to it (In the comics Kyle once told a villain "I'm your worst nightmare. A MANGA NUT WITH A POWER RING!") but on the whole it's streamlined showing the rather point A to point B directness of someone who's powers are fueled by will.

I will admit that I did like the fact in the comics that Kyle wore an armored mask (Broken noses are very distracting) and his forearm and hand were armored to protect his hands (where he kept his weapon). So I approve of you doing that as well in this drawing.
TrickArrowDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016

Hey! Your work is more than fantastic! I’m dropping this comment in the hope that you might be interested in either working on a one of two projects related to the CW’s Arrow/Flash I’m doing: “Project Green Lantern” and/or “Project Crisis” and/or “Project Prey” or if you’d be willing to do fan-art for my website/Facebook page, “The Arrowverse” which has a growing audience of 56,000 fans. If you would be interested and willing, shoot me an email at “”.

Thanks! -Arrowverse

SuperMarioMaster170 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If he was in the Show,That would be Great
Geminice Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Wonderful work!
WOLWATCHER12 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hello there Jarein.
I'm Alex Desoto.
I have seen this over and over again.
I must say, I'm impressed by this.
I what Danny Phantom would look like if he was in Young Justice.
BigOlKidd Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Great job! I can see how you toned down your own style to fit the Young Justice TV style. But you still made Kyle look great! I always loved this costume as well! I think it made him look awesome! It's a shame the show is cancelled, because I really would like to see Kyle, one of my favorite DC Heroes, join the team also, just as he joined the Titans for a while in the DC books.
Kratosismad Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea and great design, but um... are his legs really that long?
Upper torso's fine btw.
TamotsuKanimaru Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I completely agree and Kyle Rayner is the most adolesent of the 5 earth lanterns so adding him would be really cool! also i love that he's an artist!
liquidcross Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'd love to talk about this piece in an upcoming blog post; is that all right?
Jarein Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Sure I'm totally fine with that. Link me your blog, I'd like to read it whens its up if thats cool.
liquidcross Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The post went up today:

liquidcross Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you sir! My blog link is in my signature (the Indigo Tribe), and the entry should go up on November 5. I've got a few other posts in the pipe ahead of it.

Thanks again!
JayZeroSnake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Kid Lantern?

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CoolComix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like the design. It definitely feels like Kyle Rayner's GL (and I miss the first costume as well) and it does successfully incorporate design elements from the Young Justice universe.
legion626 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
i want this to happen so badly
Snhussain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is sick man! Looks great!
doomsilver Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome!
Leonhearted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
It would be cool for Kyle to show up. He's always been my favorite lantern. I even based one of my characters in dcuo on him. Right now in the show would be the perfect time to introduce him. They'd have to make him kind of brave. He's an artist and it could take a great deal of bravery to show his work to others. With the other lanterns away for trial there is no lantern protecting sector 2814 so the gaurdians would appoint one right?
TheGreatBlackStar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Hey Awesome art dude. I really liked how you made the character. I also wanted to ask if its possible for you to make a Blue Lantern version of this. If you can then that's awesome if you can't then its cool either way.
crawler312 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be awesome!
georgiaice Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I love this!!
outofbatteries Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
But very solid idea, one the creators have probably already juggled around considering they've mentioned Guy and Hal but no Kyle. They also said that Guy was the "3rd Green Lantern" and was considered for the JL roster. It could be assumed that because Guy was denied entry (and Kyle wasn't even mentioned at the meeting) that Kyle hasn't become a lantern yet.

I assume that given the possibility he's a future YJ character, they'll probably tweak his background so he becomes "Ion" first instead of a GL (regardless if he actually gets the Ion entity, he could just be a kid with a ring trying to sound cool). Since Donna Troy isn't in this version of Titans/YJ, I assume that when Kyle appears he goes after Cassie too, which would be nice (Though introducing Donna would also be cool, if they decide to blow up the roster, which could actually happen considering Season 2s nearly "JL Unlimited"-like roster).

Anyway, again, great idea.
outofbatteries Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
You'd have to make him "Ion". No way they'd call him "Kid Lantern" or something out of the continuity.
ajb3art Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i very much dig this. a lantern by nature couldn't really do young justice unless he was honor guard, in which case you have to HAVE the honor guard storyline but i like how u used the original boots/gloves w/ his honor guard suit. i think if they did this it would look pretty close to this.
smlshin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hayami21 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
there are so many ways to introduce him. or at least i think so. i mean if it were me i would make him an angry grieving kid because some one he cares about dies, like his first girl friend Alex because he didn't fully understand how powerful the ring is. or he just got the ring and and felt he had the ability to save her but in all reality he couldn't. by joining the team he has an outlet to channel the guilt so some thing like that. i mean in the comics a lot of bad things happen to the people he cares about because of the ring. so they could also use some of the comic material like the last green lantern issue that was staring him as part of his intro into the series. like because he was new to the ring he failed to protect someone and started believing that giving up the ring was not only the easier thing to do but the right thing to do. after some event where he is forced to rely on the ring to save someone else life they offer him a membership. he is probably my favorite lantern not only cuz his constructs are awesome but tragedy follows him everywhere and he isn't fearless. if anything his biggest fear has always been failing to live up to the other lanterns which can be another reason for him to join the team.
QTcomics Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
KillItWithKisses Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Would you like to join this group: :iconyoungjusticeocs:
TsuperJr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I totally agree! You did a fabulous job! They could totally have a kid Lantern haha XD
2toneSoldier Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
I'm really hoping Static Shock shows up as a recurring character like Zatanna, and I also like the fact he'd be the only teenage hero who isn't some established hero's sidekick.
Siege24 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
they should put Kyle rayner in the team I like him better than hal jordan Hal makes hammers n Fis Kyle makes Dragons and giants
Jarein Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
right? its like trying to compare a slab of granite with a carved statue. in my minds eye, I see a younger Kyle doing things like Gundam suits, buster swords, and zanpakuto bankai contructs, things a kid would use that are way more effective and complex. Also cooler
Siege24 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
there was an issue where kyle constructed the Team Dai-gurren(guerren lagaan) Logo
HellyKitten Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
such a hottie
shoji-10 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I wish he was in the show...if i could date a cartoon character it would be between him and robin!! ^_^ he's soooo cool looking!
pattyvonneDGM07 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
If he'd be in the show...that should be a epic one!


...I know only one who'll never give up on me, GOD.
Lazy-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'll be honest i think they could work kyle rayner into the show i mean they worked zatanna into it why not
Particle15 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I love you take requests?
Jarein Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thank you :D I'm glad you liked it. As for requests, I do not do them only because I usually only do these as a means of clearing my head and relaxing from all the other stuff I do. I hope you dont take it the wrong way, I just try to keep what I do strictly as a hobby
Particle15 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Understood completely
bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Artist
TheOnlyGrayson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Gosh, I hope he ends up in the show. :iconhurrplz:
And if he does, I hope he looks like this guy. :)
Johnny-Spectre Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, he was part of the Teen Titans way back as the "Teen Lantern"
Zephyr0013 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
That would be awesome, Kyle is my fav GL. XD
BTW Sinestro once called Kyle Hal's side kick so......>u<
midnightkarew Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
cool picture and hes totally cute
lotpg Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I do not usually use this word, but when I saw this picture I said "Dude", awesome design. You should email it to whoever makes decisions for the Young Justice show. A girl that should be added is "Supergirl" (and I must say; I've always appreciated the "more-modest" long and flowy skirt look that reaches just below the knees. Can you draw a concept of that? That would be awesome.)
watchdog99 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
Green Lantern gets no respect.
johncold7 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
It would be so cool if did end up in the show also nice job
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