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TT - Tim Drake (redo) by Glee-chan TT - Tim Drake (redo) by Glee-chan
Below I did a drawing like 5 years ago of Tim Drake in the Teen Titan's art-style. Since then I've made various other versions of the same theme, but I thought I'd go back and re-vist my old design and update it. I still think my revamp costume is better, (I'm not a fan of Black/Red color schemes) but it's always fun to look back. As you can tell, this is a mix between TT's Nightwing and Robin's costume from the horrible film Batman and Robin. Robin's boots are oddly enough a mixture between Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy.

Tim Drake/Robin was created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick for DC Comics. As such I do not own the character.
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Comicpinks123 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
tim drake as robin is the best to be honest, I will never know why they couldn't have left damian dead as a impact on batman on sending a 10 year old brat into battle like that and he was too much of a character for me, as they made him like a classmate I used to have who was like damian, losing his temper a lot and acting like Mr know it all and a brat, thank god he moved. But still, if I could have another bat family, tim would still be robin and damian wouldn't even exist.
Comicpinks123 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, I love the combos, and I agree, Batman and robin was bad and even robins actor claimed that the mask got sweaty and itchy as it was glued on apparently and their costumes were even worse to wear, but the thing that weirded me out were the opening shots as they went up to the butt's and robins crotch which my cousin had to explain to me.
AliceandTails Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it!
CamiloSama Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Artist
looks 1997 movie costume
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Writer
towknee Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
ragdollfun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Nice design! looks like a mix between the classic Robin suit, the Red X suit and the Batman Beyond suit.
AliceandTails Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet Tim Drake is Red X!! 
antivenom907 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can youmake a red hood jason todd?
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   General Artist
Although this design is in my personal tastes :love: I don't think it's "timmy" style... if I may ask what inspired this design? I mean, I see that it's the redo mostly from that first example, but it really doesn't suit him, I don't think...

I've been having a similar problem in the same field. I adore Timmy, but translating him into "Teen Titan" style is difficult... I was going to use the spikes on the gloves, too, but I'm really rethinking it... it's not in line with the formula for the show, except perhaps under certain circumstances, which I don't think Timmy applies for. In looking at your first attempt, I think I agree with the metal bands on his arms :D maybe not so "slade" looking, but maybe so. Nightwing had them in the future episode, and others share a few "Slade-esk" fashions in the show...

I also was wrestling with his hair. He's always had kind of that swept forward look that's featured mostly in "Batman the Animated Series", though they went a bit far in making it "big" looking. I was going to make Timmy's hair a "forward and back" look, but now I'm not too sure...
I was thinking that his personality should be established first, since the show is known to reinvent people to fit a precise role while maintaining their key traits. With his personality set, it's easier to figure what he'd wear. Though that doesn't explain Raven's fashion sense... >.>

ah, but now I'm rambling a tad. (ok, more than a tad ^^; sorry...) but, yeah, back to my question. I was hoping your reasoning for this design would help me iron out the details in my own attempts to make Timmy in TT art style. I read that the boots were a combo of other characters (love the boots, BTW) but do you mind discussing what inspired you for the rest of this?
Glee-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well when I first did the picture, I wanted to do the next generation of titans: [link] . But Teen Titans's Dick had stolen practically everything about Tim... even his bo-staff So I thought I'd just go ahead and steal Dick's design from the film Batman and Robin, with Nightwing elements. Going back for the redesign, I had gotten better at doing Titan characters, plus I wanted to add a Batman Beyond influence.

To be honest I hate both designs. I don't like black/red color schemes. My preferred re-design for Tim is in this picture I did [link] . The problem is, Teen Titans took Tim's look and personality and said their version was Dick Grayson. On my approach from the link I thought "okay, I'll steal from Damian's outfit". Personality wise, I'd keep him the same character he was in Teen Titans. They pulled of Tim really well, even though he Dick.
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   General Artist
I agree that they have a lot of Timmy in the TT Robin, I think they wanted a combo. So, there's a bit of all 3 Robins (perhaps TT Robin would have turned out a tad darker of Damien had existed in 2003 ^^; ) in Richard so that they could round him out more for his intended role. But Timmy is more laid back and more analytical.
Richard always raged against his darkness while at the same time merging with it, creating "temper issues" that are more potent than in normals people. Timmy is partly in denial of his darkness, or I should say, of his "true self" as he tries to be more "normal".
Considering that TT Robin/Richard is such a careful balance of the 3 Robins, albeit while being more of "himself" than Timmy and Jason, I was planning on creating an openning in the TT plot for Timmy, I was going to keep Timmy's base traits while molding him into the openning's emotional requirements.
I dont think I need to change much about him, except perhaps making his even MORE laid back than he already is.
((by "openning in the plot" I dont mean for real, as I'm part of the "Season 6 is ours" group, this Timmy thing is just for fun))

I was thinking that he contradicts Robin/Richard's "darker" and "more heated" personality with his own more easy-going personality. In this little pocket-TT-world, Timmy has as much admiration for Batman and Robin as ever and so wouldnt want to upstage his hero, Richard. He wouldnt be called "Robin" but still carries the "R" (I like the idea of using the "R" on the belt buckle :D I hadnt thought of that) I definitely wanted the colors red, black, and yellow (inside the cape), as it's what Timmy's most well known for sporting, so he just goes by the name "Red"--always wearing more red than anything else.
Of course the "R" stands for "Robin", but he doesnt want to tell Richard or the Titans that because he doesnt want to infringe on anything.
This plot twist is against most other medias wherein Richard either brings Timmy into the Robin role himself, or Richard knows about Timmy right away. Here, Richard is clueless, but feels challenged by Timmy, despite that Tim only came around to help out a little and be something of a fanboy for a short while. In "Batman Hush" Timmy gives Bruce some "advice on girls" (telling Bruce to shave before unmasking for Catwoman) so I was going to enhance that a bit, giving him a dash of courtesy to his mannerisms. Just not going to any extremes. Being "polite" means being reserved and always on your toes, which isnt the "easy going" trait that I want to be stronger in Tim.
I had a couple of reasons for not wanting to nickname him "Red", one being the Red X, having already taken the word "Red". But it was really the other Titans that called Timmy "Red" when he was reluctant to tell them his name but he carries the "R" and has a lot of red on him, plus it opens the door for a Red X joke and an encounter with Red X for Timmy. Plus Timmy is "Red Robin" eventually. I thought the nickname "Red" would help that new name along when he cant be "Robin" anymore to the Richard/Batman.

I hadnt intended to carry this little fan-plot any more than a few scenes, but in developing Timmy's TT persona things just kinda kept going... ^^;

Anyrate, I think I have a better idea what direction I want TT Timmy to go in ;) thank you very much! :heart: aaaaand that was a lot of reading for you, I'm sorry.... :forgiveme: well, to balance that out I guess I'll ask you who your favorite character in the show is ;) Though I usually ask "fave hero and fave villain" because we all want to see our faves fighting each other, so you may as well have a favorite opponent for your favorite character. :)
Glee-chan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes Raven is my favorite, other times it's Robin. But since I'm founder of the :iconthe-raven-club: I guess I should go with Raven as my favorite hero. My favorite villain is probably Terra. To be honest, I've never been a villain person, unless I can get into their motivations. Most of the time people are bad just because. It's always harder for me to come up with villains because I don't think like that. However, if I had super-powers, I'd probably be a villain because... hey there isn't anyone to stop me and stop crime won't pay... if nothing else I'd get sued for property damage, indecent exposure due to my costume, manslaughter charges from the thief, or some crap. So might as well be a villain.
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013   General Artist
OMG that's awesome!

I can only "think like a villain" if I have "good" motivations. Like... I'll rob a bank to give the Titans exercize and make them think, but not really to rob the bank.
I can analzye a terrible person's mind, but it'll never make sense to me.

I never thought about the indecent exposure thing :rofl: but I guess wearing one's underwear on the outside would have drawbacks eventually. Being a villain is more fun :D even actors say so about the roles they play in movies.

it makes me wonder what your cosume would be that you'd ger sued for indecent exposure :lmao: like "Koriand'r" skimpy or what?
Glee-chan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The [link] is a picture someone asked me to do. They basically wanted to know what I'd be like if I had superpowers and was in Teen Titans. SO I did that picture. Oddly enough I really like the design and concept, but I've never drawn the character again. I guess I don't want to boost my already inflated ego?
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   General Artist
:giggle: having angst I forget that I have an ego, but sometimes I think too highly of myself, too ^^; but I'm not going to let that stop me---and neither should you! You should draw yourself like this more!

yes, you would get sued for indecent exposure... but it would be SO worth it! :D
ForzaDelDestino2k8 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Wow this Tim Drake resembles his Red Robin costume.
summerautumn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Tim is the best Robin there ever was, Dick who pioneered the role is the only other good one. I'm not a fan of black and red either but those look good on Tim, green looked out of place for him. Though the titans could use more blue in their color scheme now hardly anyone wears it.
fire-mew-mew Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
this is really cool!!!
Purple-Passerby Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
This looks amazing! I always wanted a TT sequel where Tim was Robin. xD
Edgar-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Glee-chan you are an amzing artist Do you watch Young Justice I hope you ever draw Young justice characters.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Cool one
BGNightshade Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazingly awesome! ( And yes, Batman and Robin was horrible. )
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, it's like a Nightwing-ish one! VERY cool!
Passin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I like the suit, it looks good
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
the suit of the batman & robin film!! wasn't blue??
walterwrider Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It wasn't blue, but it was still terrible. ;)
mhunt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Looks good :)
RenieTMeyer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LIKE IT ♥ ♥ ♥
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Dante-And-Pizza Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great job on the everything :icondaveapprovesplz:
Zelda12343 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Awesome job with the costume!
Sakya-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TIMMY :'D My favorite Robin~ :'D
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