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Red Robin 2013 by tsbranch Red Robin 2013 by tsbranch
A more throwback to pre-52 with MAYBE a smidge of Nu52. For me, the cowl is a must, its different from everyone else named Robin, makes him stand out more. I was a bit concerned about making the cowl red, but I suppose you can’t be “RED” Robin without a bunch of red. I connected the cape to the harness so its one thing, so in a pinch he can extend out his ‘wings’ or ditch the cape all together. Had to give the nod to the Titans with his belt.
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tcraigen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Guah! Why can't he look like this...

tsbranch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Digital Artist
EchoSen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
What sells this one most for me is just the sleek simplicity of it. The piping on a lot of New 52 costumes feels messy and inappropriate for some costumes, but this one never feels like it's getting in the way; rather, it highlights the body outline rather organically, which is really cool. I can't gush enough over that cape design, too. I don't know why, but it gives him this vagabond/drifter attitude that really stands out from the traditional hero-cape. Really impressive design.
tsbranch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! I really wish I could like the current Red Robin look, but I just can't.
Its a prime example of a.....locked style. Its my same opinion about Jim Lee. Only Jim
Lee can draw Jim Lee.  When Eddy Barrows took over Teen Titans, you could IMMEDIATELY
see that Brett Booth's design was not going to fly with Barrows style.

There has to be a good design that everyone can do, not just a couple of people.
AnnikaClarisse Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Writer
I've always hated the cowl on Tim, because that fabulous hair must be flaunted! I LOVE everything about this oh my god. Thank you for sharing it. :)
tsbranch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Hahah! Awesome! Fabulous hair much be allowed to be FABULOUS! =D
mattkrotzer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I still hate the full cowl on him. Never liked it before though, so don't take that personally.
tsbranch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww, man, I don't! =)

The cowl....was a conscious choice trying to set him apart from the other Bats other than Batman. I wanted to give off the idea that Tim believes himself to be next in line for the cowl by somewhat shaping his look in the direction of Bruce, rather than moving away from that look like Dick and the Robins do.
slammy-sjoth Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
I miss the old 52 :V
Well done: I love how you did the cape, and use the *red*color.
tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   Digital Artist
That just drives me crazy, when a character has a COLOR in their name and yet....little or no of that color anywhere. Like Black Canary's current look. WHY THE BLUE?! ARRRRGH!

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