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Young Justice TV - Kyle Rayner V2 by Jarein Young Justice TV - Kyle Rayner V2 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.


So yeah I've been playing alot of DCU Online since it went Free-To-Play, and I even splurged on the Fight for the Light DLC so I could make my own Lantern character. Just about as close to fulfilling a dream as you can get these days.

Well playing around with my own Lantern, got me thinking about some of my old Lantern artwork, and I had the itch to try something....unique....with one of them.

I still consider my Young Justice TV show Kyle Rayner fanart to be my most successful, but I always felt like I just didn't push the creative envelope with his design. If theres one thing I learned about the show is that the artists did many things differently with each character's design

I realized after careful consideration that I focused too much on making him just like he was in the comics, when I should have tried something different.

So I looked at who Rayner is in the comics, and tried to figure out what he "could" be like in the show. Hes an artist in the comics, so I feel hed be a fairly liberal, hipster, artisitc type of teenager in the show; kind of a rebellious, art-student.

You'll notice his attire is vastly different, more civilian than anything. Guy Gardner's Lantern uniform opened the door that its not out of the ordinary to see something like that on a lantern. Plus Superboy wears pretty much just civies anyway, so its fully plausible that Kyle would go that route as well since artistic types avoid conforming to standards.

Certain aspects of his attire was inspired by alot of video game characters, mainly Nathan Drake of Uncharted, and Cole McGrath of inFAMOUS. I just picked and chose what I thought would work, and just kinda went from there.

So what does everyone think?
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Rain-and-Thunder Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Do you know anyone or would you be willing to draw a quick sketch of my Lantern character? She's a Blue Lantern. ^^

This looks amazing btw, I just wasn't sure who to ask.
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4154165 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Stop doing great work man! I already favorited 5 or 6 pics in less than minutes!
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BEAZE89 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
pretty dope costume design
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Wolvengra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! ^^
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Cool!
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Leonhearted Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
its good no doubt about that. and a new age lantern might be like this. gotta say i liked the old one better but this is still great
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kyleRaynerIsAwsome Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
you should make a creation like that of CM3 aka(captain marvel jr) or make a wonder boy i tryed in paper lol but i think you will mk him better i did him like this red long sleeve,yellow wonder woman emblem,black jeans and shoes. he can be put in as a another cadmus clone superboy rescues him thinking it was another superboy it would be awsome. also a static shock would be awsome
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Lord-Gale-119 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, I see you've become immersed in the awesomeness that is Young Justice as well!
Well, good on you for making an awesome YJ adaptation of an awesome Lantern character.
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TitansFighter01 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Hipster Green Lantern? hahaha. I have to say I dont know alot of Western heroes that wear a scarf.
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AvidaFrostflame Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So awsome!!! I think you're on to somthing here! I love both your versions they are really awsome. I hope that if they do go with a kid kyle they go with something like yours :D SO AWSOME!!!
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MadamNight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Awwweeeessoooommmme! You should draw Connor Hawke I'd love to see how you'd depict him. Connor and Kyle have always been two characters I adore. Btw I might write a YJ fanfic with Kyle in it, would you be offended if I used a oink to this pic of how he looks in the fic?
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foreverandever34 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
This is...AWESOME!! I especially LOOVVVEE those pants! I must get some for myself!
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Beowulf-BX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Kick ass...leaving it looking a lil like the classic green lantern and adding a anime twist to it...nice
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Hoobity-Goobity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Wow. This is great. I really like your depiction of Kyle Rayner. I think my favorite part of this piece is the fact that you gave him green goggles instead of a mask. It really fits in with your hipster/artist theme. Plus those goggles just look plain cool. (Not to mention the fact that his mask in the comics looks really dumb). My only criticism is about the GL logo on his pants. It's really hard to tell it's the emblem. Personally I think it should be somewhere else on his body (not particularly on his chest but somewhere where it is easier to make out what it is). But anyways great job man
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ESProtra Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Thi is really well done but I am unable to stop laughing at hipster Kyle.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Hahah it really is kinda tongue-in-cheek isnt it? I always found comics to have that effect in some ways :D
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warman546 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
they need to put him in there
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EREX94 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Very cool and original design
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HenshinDaisuke Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Amazing job, I rather like the "civies" look, though I tend to prefer Lanterns to look like they are in some sort of uniform I think the colors and design go quite well for this look.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Thanks man, as always :D Yeah it was a tough choice, but I figure I'd go the road less travelled since I havent seen many lantern designs online in this kind of way. But I'm very happy you liked how it turned out. Once again Thank you for the positive critique!
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TenguKarasu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
sweet as always ^^ like CoolestNinja1242 said, the symbol on his pants is awesome :D i also like the face, and... well.. everything in fact ^^you did an awesome job just as usual^^

you are on dcuo? what level? how is it to play a lantern? i started it too since it's free, and when my connexion doesnt fail me, its pretty fun ^^ i thought of buying the lantern dlc, but not sure it worth.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Thank you :D I appreciate the constructive and positive feedback on this. Its very tough to understand if I'm taking something in a good directions, so this kind of critique helps me alot.

As for DCU Online, I HIGHLY recommend the DLC if you really want to be a Lantern. Honestly, if you get the correct combos down correct, you can unleash alot of damage and maintain insane juggling on multiple targets if you choose a a pure DPS build.

I play a Support Build so I can fill a Controller slot and its WAAAY better than going with Gadget or Mental Controllers. You can encase enemies in bubbles for crowd control for an insane amount of time, stun like a beast, and always keep everyone alive with shields and Energy Recharges. If you do go Lantern, definitely pick flight and hand blasts. Not only is it appropriate for lore, but its the best weapon/travel combo as a Lantern.

I hope that helps in your decision. You wont regret it if you really enjoy DCUO. Thanks again!
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TenguKarasu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
you are welcome ^^ i like your designs because they are different from what i generally see, for exemple, for the lantern, you can find tons of redesign of the costume or character, but yours is unique ^^ you do a great job ^^


how temptating, i might buy it for chrismas ^^ i would definitly go for flight, but i didn't really know what weapon to get ^^ thanks a lot for your advices ^^ the gameplay looks interesting and if i get the money i will probably go for it ^^ now i just need to find a good design for my character :D
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CoolestNinja1242 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Heh, his face kind reminds me of superboy.

I do like that the green lantern is on his pants, rather than his shirt I think it gives him more individuality
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