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Teen Titans by mystryl-shada Teen Titans by mystryl-shada
Happy 10,000 and 15,000 pageviews! Majority vote this time was for that super-cool super-teen quintet, the Teen Titans!


Again, sorry for the delay with this pic. It was a nightmare to do, especially since Photoshop kept crashing when I tried to save.

The Titans are settling on a rooftop (heck, maybe it's the top of Titan Tower) before a night's work of crime fighting. I tried to mainly keep to my own art style, but hints of the Titans' art style kept slipping in. End result is a kind of mesh of the two styles. Kinda cool.

I've decided that spandex is reeeally annoying to shade. Usually I just use two colors when shading, unless something is shiny (like metal, eyes, and hair). Spandex however, is a shiny matiral, so I ended up having to use three colors to shade most of everything (save the blue cape on Raven and the black on BB; I think his mix of spandex and regular black fabric was pretty cool).

Cyborg. Oh, Cyborg. >_< Probably THE hardest of the Titans to get right. I'm still not sure I pulled him off 100%. I had such a hard time shading his bluish-glassy mech parts, that I just copied the cartoon shading style, and faked the rest. ^_^ It was certainly interesting experimenting with the different kinds of patterns I could make out of blue electric lines. I hope they look decent.

Beast Boy's fun. Again, I like his costume. And I want those boots; those are cool. I don't think there were cuffs on them (or his gloves), but I liked how that looked so I ended up not changing it. His hair was difficult, because I'm not good at drawing short hair. But it worked out. I was amazed at how many shades of green I ended up working with, some different by just a hair (no pun intended, but I'll take it anways, heehee...this IS BB we're talking about after all; a lame joke has to come in SOMEwhere).

Raven's awesome. She's my favorite. Actually, she's nearly everyone's favorite, darn it (I hate following the crowd), but that's probably because she's so cool. Don't get me wrong though; the other four are also seriously cool. Anyways, the way her costume is shaded almost gives it a velvet look to me. I'm not sure if that came off in my shading; I've never been that good at velvet. But if it looks like more shiny spandex, I'll go with that too.

Why did I give Robin that pole? That was a pain. Oh well, he keeps it so it can be a pain to everyone else, so why not me? I'm not sure if the gray on his boots is indicitive of metal or not, but I decided what the hey. It adds even more pain to his blows, as if the pole wasn't bad enough. His costume was the most annoying, as it required the most shiny spandex fabric. I can't tell you how tempted I was to yank off that mask; I've always wondered what he'd look like under that.

Something's weird about Starfire. I had trouble with her in the figure drawing stage; she kept assuming a boyish figure. Huh. She was the easiest to shade. I don't know why; that's just kinda how it turned out. Shrug. I'm not sure if I drew her tall enough though. If Robin stood next to her they'd probably be the same height; she should be taller than he is. Whoops.

LOOK!! A detailed background!! That took more than an hour!! I'm so proud of me! ^_^ Again, all done with vectors, because I must hate myself or something. Some of the bricks look off, but who cares. Maybe the building's mason was careless. Heaven only knows it couldn't be the artist who's careless. ^_~

Teen Titans are copyrighted to Cartoon Network, Time Warner, and DC Comics. They can fight out the rights.
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Samie-Seville Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
That is really nice.
123cupcake Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
MaryKelly10 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent terrific awesome amazing and cool 
TeenTitansIsAwesome Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
So awesome! :D (Big Grin) 
Heh, I like my boots too.
GaryPuter21 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nicely done
Channeleven Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just faved.
walterwrider Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

* a spaceship not really that big crashes next to titans tower, but luckly, no damage is done*

( you be the titans. :) )

mrneko-12 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
huskyxkrystal Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Artist
is cyborg doing the robot
emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
icanhascheezeburger Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I reckon BB has the coolest outfit of the lot in the show. Starfire's is odd, Robin's is... gay (to make him look more SUPER or rather not) Cyborg doesn't WEAR clothes and Raven is wearing a leotard.
Beast Boy's outfit is quite unique.
X3ro1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
very nice!
allstar223 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
where is terra and the white part of starfires eyes need to be lime green oh and this is one of my favs rock on
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Fantasic work on them
DarkAlias Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I used to love Teen Titans... Miss that show! :D Awesome pic!
Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Very nice!

The whites of Starfire's eyes should be a light green color - here eyes don't have white unless it is a shine: [link] , [link] , and [link] . That's probably why "something's weird about" her.
crista-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
jamesanthonygrainger Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the girls (id say) are maybe a bit masculine(if thats spelt right :p)
XxnagatofanxX Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
its easy ^^ robin has blue eyes =3 i know, cause ive seen it =3
wolverinex-men Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
love it
MikuChan12345 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   Artist
i love roben <33333333333
SempaiDy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
this was really awesome. i miss it lol nice pic of the team!
DarkAngelMilly Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
LOL! cyborg look like he's doing the robot xDDDD

roxe20 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I Love your style!
KarToon12 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cthu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Awesome job!
vbabe1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw. I saw the TT on TV the other day. I miss them so.
SamZig Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Faved! Love teen titans!
seawolf9 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   Photographer
Friggin' awesome! PERFECT.
EduartBoudewijn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Nice pic
DarkRavenII Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
Very fine job! I love the coloring! Excellent!
PPG-Katelyn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Wow! That is a very good pic of the Teen Titans! I love it!:)
Kitabana Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007   Traditional Artist
They look fine!
cyborgsgrl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Excelent job with the chracters. Nice job!

"Hey, I know where we are! We're in that place where I didn't know where we were before!" Cyborg from Teen Titans
vick330 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, I really like how they look a bit older the way you drew them.
AuranianTitan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Thats awsome looking (faves it) :D

Keep up the good work
TeenTitansMan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007   Digital Artist
This is clearly one of the best TT things I've seen on DA so far.

Great stuff man. Great :+fav:
badgirlsometimes Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
LJDuey Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
this is really great! your shading is done perfectly in my opinion and all the characters look spectacular. but your right starfire is a bit mannish. :P
mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Problem is that her hips are too narrow, and her shoulders too wide. Oops. Oh well, she's an alien, and super-strong at that; maybe their physique is different. ^_~
LJDuey Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
no problem. ive always wondered why on the show after the first episode shes never really displayed her strenght. the left all the heavy lifting to cyborg.
mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Point. You never really see her do much with her strength. The only time I can think of is when it took all of Robin's strength to keep her from knocking on Raven's door in "Nevermore". They needed to focus on that more.
mystryl-shada Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment though! I'm glad you like the pic!
Destroyer1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
:clap: I really, really like this! :+fav:
(For a couple of seconds I was thinking that you had taken a real picture of a city for the background. Heh, silly me.^^;)
lemon-square Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Traditional Artist
I really like the way you drew Raven!
DaiHelsing Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
:D Very good fanart of Teen Titans, I like it^^. :+fav:
FuzzyNecromancer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
Very good picture. Nice shine effect, color, hard-edged but effective background, and sense of depth. Cyborg must have been especially hard to draw, and you put a lot of innocence into Beast Boy. Good job on Raven's anatomy (a lot of people forget she has a butt), Starfire's expression, and Robin's pose. :)
Ralindir Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
That's awesome!

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