Phil Bourassa

philbourassa

Sci-fi baddies, 2019. #characterdesign #sciencefiction #gunslinger #mercenary #animation #art #design #draw #villains #monsters #badboys

I was blown away by the response to the character design reveal for Legend of Vox Machina last week and I just wanted to offer my sincere gratitude to the Critter community for the very warm welcome.

Seriously, after keeping a lid on my involvement for the last couple years the kind and generous comments were a bit overwhelming- thank you all so much!
It has been my immense privilege to work on this project with one of the most talented teams in the business, and I can say without equivocation that I think fans will be floored by the quality of everyone’s work.

Speaking of the work, here’s the piece of key art that was released last week! I teamed up with the amazing @arthurloftis and the brilliant Howard Chen on this one!
#criticalrole #criticalroleanimated #design #art #animation #legendofvoxmachina #fantasy #roleplay

Super humbled to be featured in this behind the scenes doc showcasing my design work on LVM.

I owe a massive debt of gratitude to my chief collaborators @catdad9000 and @arthurloftis and the entire art team and production staff @titmouseinc I couldn’t be more thrilled to count myself amongst such a talented and dedicated group of artists. Furthermore, I wouldn’t be involved in this special project at all without the enthusiastic endorsement and support of our brilliant creative execs @willingblam @ramsiegel @brandon_auman and the lore master himself @matthewmercervo You all are the absolute dream team and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to work with you.
Speaking on behalf of the character design team, we are grateful to our wonderful cast of creators @voiceofobrien @marisha_ray @laurabaileyvo @ashleythejohnson @executivegoth
thank you all for the inspiration and thank you for trusting our crew with your creations.
Thanks so much to all the folks at Titmouse animation, @critical_role and Amazon studios for making this project an even greater pleasure from day one.
Major props to the talented producer @chrislockey for putting his creative muscle and dedication into these BTS docs- thanks for everything you do Chris.
Finally, a huge thank you to all the critters that made this project possible. We are so grateful for your love and support.
More to come!
#criticalrole #legendofvoxmachina #animation

Monstar’s armored up form #silverhawks #rankinbass #animation #villain #monster #scifi #fantasy #design #characterdesign #development #create #build #art #conceptart #reboot #2019

One of the principle hero characters from a sci-fi project I was developing last year.

#design #characterdesign #concept #art #fierce #warrior #woman #martialarts #bionic #cyborg #space #scifi #fantasy #boxer #anatomy #future #sketch #drawings

Monstar #silverhawks #rankinbass #animation #villain #monster #scifi #fantasy #design #characterdesign #development #create #build #art

Batgirl Copic Marker drawing from 2019. Getting the itch to do some more of these soon...

#batgirl #youngjustice #dccomics #superhero #hero #copicmarkers #copic #penandink #ink #batman #gothamcity #animation #art #design

Some stylish ladies for a project with a retro inspired mid century vibe.

#design #fashion #women #style #midcentury #cartoon #animation #art #concept #create #beauty #development #life

A couple designs for a sci-fi/fantasy project I was developing last year.

This is the swordsman of the group. I drew the red armored version on the right and my boy @saintchase drew the out-of-armor version on the left. Not only is Chase one of the funniest and most talented dudes I’ve ever met, he’s also incredibly generous and selfless when it comes to helping his friends. He drew the figure on the left for me because he knew I had to pitch to my bosses the following day and I was scrambling to get my pitch in order. Best dude ever. Thank you Chase! 🙏❤️
#art #conceptart #future #development #samurai #swordsman #buglife #insect #creature #warrior #blades #design #characterdesign #character #space #fantasy #original #creation

Character concepts for a sci fi/fantasy project I was developing last year.

This is Feather, she is the sniper and tracker of the group. #art #concept #conceptart #design #drawing #hero #scifi #fantasy #characterdesign #design #sniper #tracker #ninja #bird #woman #warrior #anime #animation

Some character designs from a
sci-fi project I was developing last year.

This character, Sparrow, was sort of a cyberpunk Robin Hood/Lisbeth Salander. Fun stuff! #design #characterdesign #conceptart #scifi #sciencefiction #art #girlwiththedragontattoo #robinhood #cyberpunk #cyborg #hacker #future #fashion

Since all my 2020 stuff is top secret, here are some rough YJ sketches from last year :) I also

want to say thanks to everyone that has taken the time to offer words of kindness, appreciation and support over the years- I am truly grateful. 🙏✌️❤️ #Wondergirl #bumblebee #dccomics #youngjustice #superheroes #drawing #art #sketches #milestonecomics #rocket #beastboy #sketchbook

Some Virgil and Vic sketches from last year. Happy Friday y’all!

✌️❤️youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #staticshock #cyborg #virgilhawkins #vicstone #dccomics #animation #art #skills #design #characterdesigner #artist #dreambig

From the vault! 🔐 A playful take on Powergirl I was tinkering with in the Spring of 2018.

Trying to capture sort of a Silver Age classic vibe with this pass. Just a bit of fun! #dccomics #dcsuperheroes #powergirl #superhero #comics #animation #art #retro #classic #design #vintage #characterdesign #concept #conceptart #draw

Classic Clark Concepts.

#clarkkent #superman #everyman #classic #cartoon #character #concept #conceptart #design #art #artdirection #mood #sketch #process #moodboard #development #dccomics #hero

For all you YJ and DC animation heads- thanks again for all the love and support over the years!

I’m grateful! 🙏 ❤️ #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutisders #dccomics #animation #heads #art #classic #comics #superheroes #villains #design #digitalart #traditionalart #handdrawn #characters

Ringing in the Fall with Scarecrow! My design of one of Batman’s most iconic foes from Batman: Hush.

Had so much fun on this production with @jtuckeranimator @jusdog and all my talented friends at WB! 🍂 🎃 ✌️ #scarecrow #batman #batmanhush #dccomics #animation #design #characterdesign #model #bloodborne #autumn #halloween #art

When I sat down to design Overlord for Young Justice:

Outsiders, my primary inspirations for the design, aside from the original Jack Kirby design, were Darth Vader and the Kool-Aid man. Oh yeah! ✌️ #overlord #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dccomics #animation #wbanimation #art #design #comics #jackkirby #newgods #fourthworld #inspiration #darthvader #koolaidman

Another shot from the final episode of outsiders I redrew in order to spare our animators the toil of doing a costly retake.

I actually really enjoy drawing the held shots and dropping them in during the editing process- I just wish I had more time to catch everything! Thanks again to everyone for their kind comments- Jefferson clearly approves. BG design by @be4be4 @captain_mango bg paint by @m_.knudsen @patrickandrewmorgan @jeffpalmstudio #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dccomics #animation #process #art #artdirection #design #postproduction #photoshop #jeffersonpierce #blacklightning #seasonfinale #justiceleague #hero

One of the held shots I drew for the final episode of Outsiders.

Throughout the season in order to alleviate some of the tremendous pressure on the animators on such an asset-heavy show, my design team and I made an effort to draw anything that didn’t require animation. I specifically tried to draw any shot with three or more characters myself because the more characters an animator has to draw in a shot the more difficult it becomes for them to maintain quality. Sometimes season 3 seemed like one never ending crowd shot! 😅 In this case, the animators took the initial pass at the layout but I felt the shot required extra finesse. I redrew it- inked and colored it and dropped it in during post production. BG design by @be4be4 @captain_mango bg paint by @m_.knudsen @jeffpalmstudio @patrickandrewmorgan ✌️❤️ #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #geoforce #terra #cyborg #dccomics #halo #artemis #beastboy #dcuniverse #animation #process #design #artdirection #comics #art #warnerbros

One of the held shots I drew for the final episode of Outsiders.

Throughout the season in order to alleviate some of the tremendous pressure on the animators on such an asset-heavy show, my design team and I made an effort to draw anything that didn’t require animation. I specifically tried to draw any shot with three or more characters myself because the more characters an animator has to draw in a shot the more difficult it becomes for them to maintain quality. Sometimes season 3 seemed like one never ending crowd shot! 😅 #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #geoforce #terra #cyborg #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #process #design #artdirection #comics #art #warnerbros

One of the held shots I drew for the final episode of Outsiders.

Throughout the season in order to alleviate some of the tremendous pressure on the animators on such an asset-heavy show, my design team and I made an effort to draw anything that didn’t require animation. By the time we were in post on the final episode, my team had all moved on to other projects, so I spent a lot of time going over the footage and dropping in shots like this. #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #geoforce #terra #cyborg #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #process #design #artdirection #comics #art #warnerbros

This shot was a pain in the butt!😅 I’ve drawn my fair share of crowd shots in my career, certainly

quite a few with MORE characters than this- but I’ve never drawn one with more STARS that needed to be drawn on model and interacting in an organic way. I started with my 3q model sheets as a base, referencing the storyboard for placement- and then repositioned limbs and heads and sight lines... and then inked and colored it all! 😅 It took longer than I like to spend on one shot but I think it was worth it to put a bow on the season- this was one of the last held shots I drew for episode 26. Love the parallax effect our editor Bruce King added in post! Swipe for full pan! #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #seasonfiale #nevermore #art #design #artdirector #characterdesign #dccomics #animation #animated #superheroes

Don’t mess with the classics! One of the things I love about Jim Lee’s run on Hush is just how faithful he remained to the iconic look of Batman’s classic Rogues.

There can occasionally be the compulsion amongst artists to reimagine everything to make it “their own” with varying results that can sometimes muddy the impact of these beloved icons. Jim deftly avoided that temptation by cleaving close to the established traditions and allowing his signature dynamic style to be the great contribution throughout his run. Just to see these characters interpreted by his hand for the first time was enough to get everyone excited about this book. Also, being that it was his first major DC work he was like “gimme ALL the villains”. 😂 And I’m grateful that he did, because interpreting that material for animation was a dream job for an artist who is a lifelong Batman AND Jim Lee fan. In this case with the riddler, I had a blast just drawing a very classic take based on Jim’s rendition. I also added a dash of Monkey Punch’s Lupin the Third for good measure (because of course I did 😏) Overall I was thrilled to work on another @jtuckeranimator joint with my good friend @jusdog (who made his directorial debut with this one) and the rest of our phenomenal team at WBA. I count myself blessed to work with all of these amazing people on material that keeps me inspired year after year. @geoffreyarend delivered a fantastic performance as the Riddler, the entire voice cast was fabulous and I couldn’t be more proud of our whole team. 🙂✌️ #Batman #riddler #batmanhush #thedarkknight #dccomics #dcuniverse #design #comics #animation #art #characterdesign #edwardnigma #enigma #riddle #warnerbros

Here’s a held shot with some drifting elements I drew for episode 23 of Outsiders.

My team and I drew A LOT of these throughout the season to try and alleviate some of the tremendous pressure on the animators in Seoul. BG paint by @patrickandrewmorgan and @m_.knudsen #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #cartoon #comics #art #design #teamwork #process #aqualad #superboy #missmartian #artemis #parademon #draw

Batgirl design from Batman: Hush.

#batgirl #barbaragordon #batman #batmanhush #design #concept #art #dccomics #dcuniverse #comics #animation #warnerbros #superheroes #cartoon #characterdesign

YJ Mug Shots.

#youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #superheroes #villains #dccomics #comics #animation #art #design #classic #handbook #style #newsprint #halftone #process #cheshire #bane #bigbarda #cyborg #darkseid #desaad #devastation #eldorado #flash #forager #create #dcuniverse #warnerbros #philbourassa

Heads up.

#comics #design #characterdesign #superheroes #villains #art #aquaman #arrowette #blackmanta #batman #beastboy #deathstroke #bluebeetle #blackcanary #blacklightning #bumblebee #handbook #classic #youngjustice #justiceleague #DCComics #alphabetical

First drawing ever of Halo for YJ: Outsiders. Part of a larger pitch poster I drew in Late Fall of 2015.

BG paint by the brilliant @artofwjd ✌️ #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dccomics #halo #superheroes #design #art #poster #concept #development #animation #paint #dcuniverse

Thanks to everyone who has visited my shop in the last week! More updates are incoming ..🙂✌️

#nightwing #dickgrayson #raven #timdrake #robin #superboy #superman #dccomics #animation #design #copic #copicmarkers #marker #sketch #art #traditionalmedia #pen #pencil #penandink #ink #drawing #comics #superheroes #artist #creator #create

Shop update! New original art in the shop! LINK IN BIO!

#nightwing #dickgrayson #dccomics #animation #design #copic #copicmarkers #marker #sketch #art #traditionalmedia #pen #pencil #penandink #ink #drawing #comics #superheroes #artist #creator #create

Some quick Masashi Kishimoto Naruto studies I drew as an example for the students in my class.

The idea is to do studies like these with an emphasis on understanding the underlying structure at play in the works of comics and animation masters. The goal is not necessarily to do one to one recreations of the subject matter, but to deconstruct the figures into a coherent language of shapes and volumes that it may help us better understand what makes up the visual vocabulary of the artist. I chose Masashi Kishimoto as an example because he is a master of anatomy (and drapery) in motion and not only can he create incredible depth of field with his figure work, but he can also tell a compelling story with subtle gesture. His work is also a great source of reference because of his relatively conservative approach to stylized anatomy. #masashikishimoto #naruto #master #mangaka #anatomy #studies #manga #animation #art #exercise #practice #ninja #school #skills #manga #japan #sensei 🍥

Metron in his Mobius Chair! As a lifelong fan of Kirby’s Fourth-World work I always feel inspired whenever I get a chance to play in that sandbox.

Over the years I’ve drawn and redesigned characters from the New Gods and the surrounding lore with the aim of creating faithful but slightly updated and pushed reinterpretations. I tend to add a dash of Moebius’ aka Jean Giraud’s stylistic flavor into the mix because I feel like it pairs really well with Kirby’s foundation. I always felt like those two artists had themes and motifs that crossed over in very interesting ways, (particularly the cosmic stuff) so it seems like a natural fit to incorporate accents and flourishes from each into my reinterpretation. Anyway, considering this context I always got a kick out of Metron because he sits in the Mobius chair!... I suppose it’s a reference to the Möbius strip (look it up!) But I like to think it was a nod from Jack Kirby to his brilliant French contemporary. Fun stuff! Happy Friday to all! 🙂✌️ #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #metron #mobius #jackkirby #kirby #moebius #jeangiraudmoebius #art #design #dccomics #dcuniverse #fourthworld #newgods #concept #conceptart #animation #characterdesign

Limited Edition Young Justice poster featuring the classic Season One lineup available in the shop!

Thanks to everyone who has purchased one so far!☺️🙏 LINK TO SHOP IN BIO!
#youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #theteam #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #artist #warnerbros #original #designer #poster #exclusive #print #limitededition #artemis #artemiscrock #missmartian #superboy #connerkent #superman #aqualad #aquaman #kidflash #flash #wallywest #robin #nightwing #dickgrayson

If you are a Young Justice fan or a fan of my work on the DC characters I’m happy to announce that

this limited edition print of the season one team will be available for sale at my online shop effective immediately! Fans have been asking me for a long time if I would ever have prints of my work for sale so I am happy I have finally found the time to create this piece. I really have missed drawing this particular version of the team and it’s fun to revisit them from time to time. Oh... And thanks again for all the love from the YJ fans over the years! It’s much appreciated and I am very grateful!!🙂🙏 CLICK LINK IN BIO! #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #theteam #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #artist #warnerbros #original #designer #poster #exclusive #print #limitededition #artemis #artemiscrock #missmartian #superboy #connerkent #superman #aqualad #aquaman #kidflash #flash #wallywest #robin #nightwing #dickgrayson

A fun drifting still I drew and colored for Batman: Hush.

Crunched for time so I composited it over an existing stock background. Cameo from YJ’s Mister Freeze! #batman #batmanhush #catwoman #selinakyle #misterfreeze #youngjustice #darkknight #thedarkknight #comics #animation #design #art #drawings #warnerbrothers #warnerbros #dccomics #dcuniverse

Nightwing model sheet from Young Justice: Outsiders.

#nightwing #dickgrayson #batman #thebatman #thedarkknight #gothamcity #youngjustice
#youngjusticeseason3 #youngjusticeoutsiders #dcsuperheroes #dccomics #animation #art #characterdesign #comics #cartoons #digital #drawing #design #superheroes #warnerbros

Batman model sheet from the upcoming Batman: Hush animated movie.

As a lifelong fan of the Caped Crusader AKA The Dark Knight, AKA Mr. Scowly Cowl, this project was a blast to work on. I’ll be celebrating the world premiere this Friday at our annual Nerd Prom, SDCC, with @jtuckeranimator @jusdog @jasonomaraofficial and the rest of the gang. If you’re in the neighborhood, come check out our movie and stick around for the panel discussion afterwards! Friday July 19- 7:15-9:15pm ballroom 20. 🤓✌️
#batman #thedarkknight #batmanhush #dccomics #comics #superheroes #classic #modern #warnerbros #animation #design #art #dcuniverse #sdcc #sdcc2019 #characterdesign #heroes #villains #adventure

The YJ SDCC 2019 bag is pretty great.

I think I drew somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 heads for this thing (some were already done and just pulled straight off existing model sheets I had previously drawn) Anyway it’s a fun and nostalgic homage to the handbook style comics I loved so much has a kid. Props to @badd_arrow for coming up with the killer concept and @mgirardi11 for the great layout. If you’re headed to ComicCon this year and you end up with a different bag you did it wrong. 😂✌️ #youngjustice #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #art #popart #comics #animation #superman #batman #wonderwoman #greenlantern #flash #robin #justiceague #cyborg #superheroes #collab #studio #warnerbros

Vic Stone YJ: Outsiders.

#vicstone #victorstone #cyborg #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dcsuperheroes #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #design #characterdesign #teentitans #superhero #superheroes #art #artist #comics #manga #anime

Black Manta season 3 redesign. #blackmanta #youngjustice

#youngjusticeseason3 #youngjusticeoutsiders #dcsuperheroes #dccomics #animation #art #characterdesign #comics #cartoons #villains #digital #drawing #design

Today’s the day! Excited to meet my class and begin this adventure!

#conceptdesignacademy #cda #characterdesign #design #art #animation #adventure

New art in the shop! Link in bio! FYI Last week Instagram deactivated my link for unknown reasons- if you experience this error just type my address into your web browser- the shop is definitely live!

#Nightwing #dickgrayson #batman #batgirl #robin #damianwayne #dcsuperheroes #dccomics #dcuniverse #superhero #justiceleague #comics #animation #youngjustice #art #traditionalmedia #penandink #paper #copicmarkers #drawing #design #sketch

Linework.

#aqualad #youngjustice #justiceleague #design #art #characterdesign #process #penandink #pencil #micron #staedtler #sketch #art #artist #dcsuperheroes #dccomics #dcuniverse #aquaman #create #traditionalmedia

My shop is live! Original art for sale- link in bio!

🙂 #Superboy #connerkent #dcsuperheroes #dccomics #dcuniverse #superhero #justiceleague #comics #animation #youngjustice #art #traditionalmedia #penandink #paper #copicmarkers #drawing #design #sketch #bigcartel

This piece and more will be available for purchase when my online shop goes live this Friday, May 10th at 10am PST.

Link in bio! (Shop currently in maintenance mode) #robin #timdrake #batman #dccomics #dcuniverse #superheroes #comics #comicbooks #animation #art #design #drawing #sketch #marker #copic #penandink #pencil #paper #designer #traditionalmedia

Desk.

#missmartian #kidflash #wallywest #youngjustice #dccomics #dcuniverse #superheroes #marker #copicmarker #penandink #traditionalmedia #drawings #art #artist #designer #design #lightbox #paper

Available soon in my shop! Update coming soon!

#robin #youngjustice #dccomics #dcuniverse #superheroes #art #originalart #copicmarkers #copic #penandink #drawing #artist #designer #hologram #batman #batmanandrobin

Hey friends! These two ink and marker drawings and many more like them will be going up in an online shop in the near future.

For years fans and collectors have asked if I had any original art for sale so I’m happy to start making some of my originals available. For the most part I’ll be playing the hits, so expect a lot Young Justice and DC animated originals- but I’ll probably be sneaking in some art based on my favorite comics, anime, movies and games as well. Happy Friday! #youngjustice #art #original #artist
#designer #dccomics #artdirector #dcuniverse #traditionalmedia #aqualad #Superboy #superman #justiceleague #superheroes #marker #sketch #penandink #drawing #copic

Flip side of a Miss Martian marker sketch.

#copicmarkers #penandink #ink #marker #sketch #inverse #art #reverse #missmartian #youngjustice #traditional #traditionalart #dcuniverse #superheroes

Old season one Bear model sheets I threw some colors over this morning.

Of all the awesome DC characters I’ve had the pleasure of drawing and translating for animation over the years I can’t think of any that give me greater joy, or bring out my inner child the way Kirby’s fourth world stuff does. I love the titanic cosmic and mythological themes, the off the wall design language and just the pure charm of the over the top concepts laced throughout this era of the King’s work. I always feel like I’m incorporating a little bit of Möbius into the mix as well when I’m working on The New Gods because it just seems to fit. So much fun! #youngjustice #dccomics #dcuniverse #bear #bigbear #jackkirby #comics #king #concept #characterdesign #artdirector #artist #drawings #fourthworld #newgods #newgenesis #cosmicodyssey

The New adventures of Superman and Powergirl. Quick experiment from about a year ago.

Threw Superman and Powergirl over an old Fleischer brothers background and played around with lighting and texture to achieve a more classic look. #superman #powergirl #classic #art #vintage #americana #superheroes #dc #dccomics #artdirection #artdirector #style #digitalart #retro #future #superhero

Quick experiment from about a year ago. Threw Superman and Powergirl over an old Fleischer brothers background and played around with a film grain texture to achieve a more classic look.

#superman #powergirl #classic #art #vintage #americana #superheroes #dc #dccomics #artdirection #artdirector #style #digitalart #retro #future #superhero

Some ideas for a different take on Superboy. #superman #superboy #dc #dccomics #dcuniverse #comics #art #artdirection #artist #style #animation #ideas

This is a deep cut from way back in 2009...

Feeling a little nostalgic today because I finished my last post production drawings for season 3 of YJ this morning and I’m coasting towards the end of what has been an incredibly challenging and rewarding two and a half years (10 if you start counting from when Brandon, Greg and I got the go ahead from our boss, Sam Register, to start developing the show that would become Young Justice). Anyway this is the poster and dvd cover art for Justice League Crisis on Two Earths (never typing that title again!) This project really was a pivotal moment for me and was the jumping off point for the last decade of my career at WB working on the DC characters. I won’t wax too sentimental here, but if Bruce Timm hadn’t hired me to design this movie for him it is unlikely I would have been in the right place at the right time to take the lead in the design department for YJ.
As for the piece itself- it is remarkable only in that it is one of the VERY few (maybe only?) times the marketing department allowed the design team to do the packaging art- it’s typically outsourced to an illustrator because reasons 😄
Drawn by me, inks @dustyabell And color by Josh Middleton (badass)

Special shout out to my pals @thebestlaurenmontgomery and @_samliu_ who directed this film, produced by the illustrious Bruce Timm and written by the late-great Dwayne McDuffie.
Also huge thank you to my boss Sam R. for recognizing the potential of teaming Brandon, Greg and I up and giving us the support we needed to succeed. ❤️✌️ #justiceleague #justiceleaguecrisisontwoearths #art #digitalart #coverart #superman #wonderwoman #theflash #batman #dccomics #animation #film #dcuniverse #superhero #comics #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders

Some Superman drawings I did last year-

#superman #kingdomcome #concepts #art #design #style #artdirection #characterdesign #classic #dccomics #superheroes #clarkkent #animation #retro #future #original

My wife hand made this adorable Forager plushie for me for Valentine’s Day 😂 So cute!

❤️ #lovebug #lovebugg #happyvalentines #forager #foragerisforager #youngjustice #handmade

One of the coolest aspects of helping to create characters for cartoons is the collaborative dynamic between the visuals and the performance of the voice actor.

Tigress/Artemis has always been one of my favorite characters to draw and I can’t imagine her being voiced by anyone other than @stephylems who IMO embodies the soul of the character so perfectly in her performance that it is nearly impossible to give her too much credit. There really is very little more rewarding than working in a collaborative medium with other creative people ! 🙏🙏🙏
#artemis #artemiscrock #tigress #voiceactor #art #design #character #dccomics #youngjusticeoutsiders #youngjustice #dcuniverse #animation #film #actor

Black Lightning! Brilliantly voiced by the very talented @kharypayton in Young Justice: Outsiders.

#blacklightning #jeffersonpierce #superheroes #animation #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #comics #film #art #dcuniverse #dccomics #cartoon

Back in 2015 I was named one of Variety Magazine’s 10 To Watch in Animation. It was awesome.

I got a cool plaque and they asked me to draw a self portrait for the magazine so I drew this pic of me and my adorable beagle (RIP Zero). Super honored to be recognized amongst my talented peers in the industry that has given me so much. 🙏🙏🙏 #varietymagazine #variety #10towatch #animators #2015 #2019 #zeromiyashiro #beagle #ilovemybeagle #animation #industry #artists #create #dream #dreambig #career

Super best friend ❤️ #superman #krypto #bestfriend #dccomics #dcuniverse #superheroes #art #design #comics #heroes #love #digitalart #characterdesign #animation #film #create #friendship #dog #ilovemybeagle

The second half of Young Justice: Outsiders drops in June on DC Universe - in the meantime thanks to the fans for all the love and support!

🙏🙏🙏 #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dccomics #animation #forager #blacklightning #artemiscrock #tigress #artemis #geoforce #halo #superboy #nightwing #dcuniverse

Love this bug!

#forager #fredbugg #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #art #design #superheroes #aliens #creatures #jackkirby #fourthworld #newgods #wbanimation

Another one in the books! Had a blast celebrating our Reign of the Supermen premiere in NYC with our wonderful crew of actors and film makers.

Forever grateful to my collaborators especially @jtuckeranimator @_samliu_ @jim_krieg and Tim Sheridan for your generosity, support and good humor. Huge thank you to our lovely cast of actors @mrjerryoc @rebeccaromijn @mrpatrickfabian @cress_williams @charlie_halford @tonytoddofficial and @nyambi for joining us to discuss the movie much to the delight of all in attendance. Thank you to all the fans who came out to watch the movie with us despite the cold, your support means everything to us. 🙏❤️ Also gotta thank our amazing PR team including the eternally ebullient @gmiereanu for taking care of us and making it all possible- you guys are the best. Thanks to my pals @dogmeatsausage and @inspirera for always making time for Tiff and I when we are in NYC no matter how brief the visit- we love you guys. ❤️✌️ #reignofthesupermen #loislane #superman #dcuniverse #dccomics #animation #film #steel #blacklightning #martianmanhunter #darkseid #comics #wbanimation #art #voiceactor

Halo friends! Now that we’ve reached the midpoint of the season I hope that Young Justice:

Outsiders is living up to your expectations! From a design and art direction standpoint I really enjoyed visually reimagining Cyborg’s origin and look, Vandal’s backstory (probably my favorite episode to design- shout out to Brandon Vietti for the killer script and to my design and paint team for the absolutely gorgeous art), figuring out how to visually define Halo’s powers and pretty much anything Forager or Fourth World related. What have been some of your favorite moments from the season so far? #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dcuniverse #dccomics #superhero #halo #art #digitalart #animation #design #designer

4 new episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders dropping on the DC Universe App today!

Episode 13 marks our mid season finale- but we will be back in June with the second half of the season. Thanks again to all the fans who have supported us with their hard earned cash and thanks so much for all the kind words as well. All your gestures of advocacy and endorsement are greatly appreciated! #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #justiceleague #metamorpho #dcuniverse #animation #dccomics #wbanimation #superhero #comics #art #digitalart

Supervillain bromance in its nascent stages 😏
#youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #darkseid #vandalsavage #villains #dcuniverse #animation #wbanimation #dccomics #art #create

For all the fans who have been asking when Vic Stone will make an appearance on Young Justice...

we got you. #cyborg #victorstone #dcuniverse #youngjusticeoutsiders #youngjustice #youngjusticeseason3 #dccomics #animation #design #film #art #technology

New episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders available for streaming today on DC Universe!

#nightwing #youngjustice #dickgrayson #youngjusticeoutsiders #dcuniverse #dccomics #wbanimation #animation #comics

After the beat down Cyborg received at the hands of Doomsday in Death of Superman @jtuckeranimator and I thought he could use an upgrade.

Had some fun coming up with this 2.0. version for the look he’s been sporting in our movies since JL: War.
Cyborg is one of my personal favorite DC Heroes so I always jump at the chance to design him again- and since his powers are technologically based it makes sense to consistently upgrade and modify him. #cyborg #victorstone #reignofthesupermen #superman #doomsday #deathofsuperman #justiceleague #dccomics #dcuniverse #wbanimation #animation #film #cartoon #superhero #design #upgrade

Some old favorites return this week in episode 4 of Young Justice: Outsiders!

#nightwing #guardian #redarrow #arsenal #dccomics #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dcuniverse #animation #wbanimation #alwaysonpoint

New episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders on DC Universe today!

#youngjusticeoutsiders #youngjustice #dcuniverse #blacklightning #jeffersonpierce #dccomics #animation

So Reign of the Supermen turned out pretty rad... It’s official release is imminent in the meantime the West Coast premiere is tomorrow at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills!

#reignofthesupermen #eradicator #steel #jimmyolsen #superman #dccomics #wbanimation #film #animation #comics #dcuniverse #worldpremiere

From The Archives! Went diggin in the crates for this one.

This CYBORG design might be familiar to those of you who have been following my work for a while or if you’re a fan of WB DC Animated projects in general. I designed this back in 2010 for JUSTICE LEAGUE DOOM. I had a ton of fun and quite a bit of creative freedom on this project and was excited to see Cyborg in the script- he’s one of my favorite DC characters and I had never designed him for animation prior to this. Obviously drawing more heavily inspiration wise from the animated Teen Titans design by @glenmurakami than the original George Pérez version. I was always a fan of Glen’s take and had fun riffing on that here. Justice League Doom was produced by Bruce Timm, directed by my good friend @thebestlaurenmontgomery and written by the late great Dwayne McDuffie. What a great team to be a part of!
#justiceleague #justiceleaguedoom #cyborg #dcuniverse #victorstone #hero #wbanimation #dwaynemcduffie #brucetimm #laurenmontgomery #animation #film #characterdesign

One of the fun touches we implemented for this new season of Young Justice was to add little vignettes to the end credits sequences.

It gives us a chance to feature a little more of the art by our amazing team (brand new super cycle featured here for instance designed by the incredible @damon_moran )or to add a little more story in some cases. It’s a fun way to punch up the end credits giving them more room to breathe and giving our audience a little more eye candy. Speaking of credits:
A TON of talented people contributed to this new season- from the writing team, directors, board artists, animators, production staff and so on, however .. SWIPE PLEASE
I gotta give a special shout out to my Design and Paint team who I was fortunate enough to pretty much hand pick from some of the best talent in the industry. We got really lucky because everyone on this team is first round draft material and without their contributions, both as individuals and as a unit, the preproduction artwork wouldn’t have achieved the level of quality this crew pulled off.
Every one of these artists surpassed my expectations, I learned a great deal working with them and I am grateful that they accepted the invitation to work with us this season. Seriously, just as example-I felt like a kid on his birthday when both @be4be4 and @captain_mango joined the squad.
Our entire paint team delivered on gorgeous environments filled with mood and atmosphere and @shaunphonso and @dou.hong designed some of the coolest looking characters we’ve featured in the series thus far.
To each and all I am humbled by your talent, your support and your professionalism. THANK YOU!!!🙏🙏🙏 #youngjusticeoutsiders #youngjustice #dcuniverse #dccomics #animation #wbanimation #design #paint #artdirection #film #squadgoals #artdepartment #teamwork #credit

Today is the day! Congrats to the fans some of whom have waited nearly six years for the return of this show.

Thanks again for your dedication and support. #youngjusticeoutsiders #youngjustice #youngjusticeseason3 #dcuniverse #dccomics #wbanimation #animation

The Young Justice: Outsiders premiere is only a couple of days away.

This journey to bring back our show began in earnest for me in the fall of 2016 and looking back it has been an incredibly challenging 2 years and some change. But if I could be so bold as to speak on behalf of our entire cast and crew- we gave it our all and then some...And then we gave it some more. We poured all our passion and energy into this season because we love the universe and we were grateful for the chance to revisit the characters and storylines again after 5 years away. Thanks again to the dedicated YJ fans and our partners at DC comics and WB animation for all your support! Wishing everyone health and happiness in the New Year- I hope 2019 surpasses your expectations. #youngjusticeseason3 #youngjustice #superboy #dcuniverse #dccomics #wbanimation #animation #2019 #happynewyear

Reign of the Supermen is almost here! Really proud of our whole team for doing such an excellent job- this movie turned out wonderfully.

I am so excited for fans of DC Animation because y’all are in for a treat! #reignofthesupermen #superman #loislane #wonderwoman #flash #deathofsuperman #dccomics #dcuniverse #wbanimation #animation #cartoons #film

For the fans who have been asking about the fate of Kaldur’ahm in our upcoming season...

meet the newly minted Aquaman of earth 16. Co-creating this character for Young Justice along with my awesome collaborators Brandon Vietti, Greg Weisman and the peerless @kharypayton has been one of the great joys of working on the show- so I’m thrilled we can share this reveal with the fans today! Rejoice! #aquaman #youngjustice #yjseason3 #youngjusticeseason3 #youngjusticeoutsiders #dccomics #dcuniverse #wbanimation #animation #characterdesign #newcostume #hero

Who’s ready for Reign of the Supermen?! Our follow up to Death of Superman is coming soon!

Heartfelt props to the whole team- this movie turned out beautifully. 🙏🙏🙏 #reignofthesupermen #superman #cyborg #martianmanhunter #superboy #lexluthor #dcuniverse #dccomics #superheroes #justiceleague #cartoons #animation #creative #artist

Sketching while I watch my favorite Kurosawa film for the seven hundredth time.

Mifune’s swagger is elemental. #akirakurosawa #toshiromifune #yojimbo #sketch #cintiq #sketchflix

Our first limited edition art print is going up for sale Friday 9am PST!

First 50 copies sold will be signed by the artist, official Girl Star illustrator and designer @thebestlaurenmontgomery ! LINK TO SHOP IN BIO -Stay tuned to @girlstarjpop for further details!
#girlstar #jpop #japanese #girlgroup #music #friendship #japan #popculture #anime #fashion #tokyo #style #dj #art #manga #laurenmontgomery

I added to my sketch diary during my travels abroad.

Got a lot of commuters staring into their phones at train stations, airports and restaurants. Here’s a taste...
#ipadpro #procreate #art #traveler #wanderer #artist #sketch #diary #lonelyroad #commuter #trains #planes #automobiles #vagabond #stockholm #copenhagen #newyork #sweden #denmark #usa

Stocktober 🇸🇪 #stockholm #stocktober #october #autumn #fall #stockholmsyndrome #sweden

Backstage with Batman! #kevinconroy #legendary #actor #nycc2018

October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Main Stage 1-D – Javits Center


The Hellblazer is back in an all-new twisted tale of mystery, intrigue and the occult with Constantine: City of Demons!
If you’re attending NYCC on Thursday please join us to celebrate this upcoming release. We will be screening some exclusive never before seen footage and discussing our production process for this project with key members of the creative team. It’s going to be magical! 🎩 🧙‍♂️ 🤓 #newyorkcomiccon #2018 #constantine #constantinecityofdemons #hellblazer #dccomics #dcuniverse #wbanimation #magic #youreawizardharry

Deathstroke aka Slade Wilson as he appeared in Teen Titans: Judas Contract, 2015.

For this movie I updated the costume and gear that I originally designed for him in Son Of Batman. I love drawing this guy! #deathstroke #sladewilson #villain #mercenary #assassin #leagueofshadows #teentitans #judascontract #dccomics #dcuniverse #characterdesign #design #animation #art #wbanimation

Jaime Reyes aka Blue Beetle from Justice League vs Teen Titans, 2014. Loved working on this movie!

#bluebeetle #jaimereyes #justiceleague #teentitans #dcuniverse #dccomics #superheroes #design #philbourassa #characterdesign #wbanimation #animation #artist

Superman villains! Designed these guys for Death of Superman in 2016.

Brainiac got cut for time but Metallo made an appearance. #brainiac #metallo #superman #villains #monsters #robots #kryptonite #deathofsuperman #dccomics #dcuniverse #wbanimation

Atomic Skull from Justice League vs Teen Titans, 2014. Fun stuff!

#atomicskull #justiceleague #teentitans #dccomics #dcuniverse #superman #villain #characterdesign #design #art #wbanimation

Mood #deadlines #animationlife #animation #design #artist #damianwayne #ninja #batman

New J-Pop themed art and merch by @thebestlaurenmontgomery and @miyashirostudio coming to the shop soon...

link in bio! #jpop #kawaii #japanese #art #fashion #anime #design #girlstar #girlband #miyashiroxmontgomery #tiffaniemiyashiro #laurenmontgomery

I know it’s Batman day but... #dccomics #dcuniverse #philbourassa #superman #classic

Amongst the great joys of being a cartoonist/artist in animation or comics is seeing your work realized faithfully in three dimensions by talented sculptors and toy makers.

The last decade of my career creating the look for so many DC animated projects has been an absolute blast, heaped with blessings both big and small - all of which I’ll be eternally grateful for, but few things can bring out the kid in me the way these mini figures by the brilliant team @gentlegiantltd does. They do amazing work and the care and fidelity that they put into these little figures says a great deal about their artistic AND corporate ethos. Thanks again @gentlegiantltd ! #superman #deathofsuperman #dccomics #dcuniverse #wbanimation #comics #animation #superheroes #toys #gentlegiant #philbourassa #art

A couple years ago my buddy @giancarlo_volpe asked me to help out with some visual development for a new project he was working on with his new studio, a little startup named Wondserstorm.

As a favor to GC I drew this take on one of the main characters, Rayla, for their Dragon Prince IP because I really love elves and I really love Giancarlo. Well, The Dragon Prince premiered on Netflix last night and... it is really good. I probably should have asked for stock options. 😒
#wonderstorm #thedragonprince #conceptart #fantasy #animation #art #design #designer #ireallyloveelves

Got to check out the YJ Experience at SDCC with @miyashirostudio @a.j.draven and @stephylems aka Artemis (tigress) Special thanks to @katie_soo and her team for putting it all together!

#sdcc2018 #sdccexclusive #youngjusticeseason3 #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #dcuniverse #wbanimation #dccomics

Yesterday was a whirlwind tour of panels, interviews, signings, screenings and bumping into old friends.

Huge thank you to my cohorts, collaborators, our PR team and most importantly to the fans that came out to support. We love you guys! #sdcc #sdcc2018 #sdccexclusive #wbtv #wbanimation #dcuniverse #youngjustice #youngjusticeseason3 #youngjusticeoutsiders #deathofsuperman #art #artistsoninstagram

Close up details of our poster...

If you’re headed to SDCC tomorrow I will be signing this Comic-Con exclusive poster along with Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti @stephylems and @officialtroybaker
from 11:30 to Noon at the WBTV booth ( #4545 ). Hope to see you there! #youngjustice #youngjusticeseason3 #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #nightwing #superboy #tigress #forager #darkseid #vandalsavage #youngjusticeoutsiders #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #sdcc #sdccexclusive #sdcc2018

If you’re headed to SDCC tomorrow I will be signing this Comic-Con exclusive poster along with Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti @stephylems and @officialtroybaker

from 11:30 to Noon at the WBTV booth. Hope to see you there! #youngjustice #youngjusticeseason3 #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #nightwing #superboy #tigress #forager #darkseid #vandalsavage #youngjusticeoutsiders #art #artist #artistsoninstagram

Turns out getting paid to draw Batman never gets old.

#batman #darkknight #gothamcity #gotham #capedcrusader #dccomics #dcentertainment #dcuniverse #wbanimation #design #characterdesign #artist #artistsoninstagram #digitalart #superheroes #brucewayne #superman #justiceleague #deathofsuperman

If you’re heading down to SDCC next week, be sure to snag our handy YJ themed swag bag before you come see our panel- Friday July 20th at 10am in ROOM 6DE.

I’ll be there along with Producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman as well as members of our voice cast including @stephylems and @officialtroybaker to share season 3 updates and to answer all your questions! See you there! #youngjustice #youngjusticeseason3 #youngjusticeoutsiders #sdcc2018 #sdcc #sandiego #sandiegocomiccon #tigress #blacklightning #superboy #dickgrayson #nightwing #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #dccomics #art #design #artistsoninstagram #artdirector

Doomsday in his containment suit! Had even more fun drawing this than his monster form.

I wanted something simple with a retro sci-fi spacesuit vibe while remaining relatively faithful to the suit in the comics. #deathofsuperman #doomsday #superman #design #characterdesign #model #animation #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #heroes #villains #titans #epic #space #scifi

DOOMSDAY! Turns for the big bad of our upcoming release.

#doomsday #deathofsuperman #animation #characterdesign #design #art #dccomics #dcentertainment #villains #monster #superman

At the screen printer helping with some color corrections for @miyashirostudio and @thebestlaurenmontgomery’s J-pop inspired tote bag a few weeks ago.

#laurenmontgomery #tiffaniemiyashiro #miyashiroxmontgomery #jpop #japanese #aesthetic #pantone #artdirection #design #fashion #artist #limitededition #accessories #lifestyle #totebag

Current mood (deadlines!) Winky face emoji. Jokes aside, here are some stills from our upcoming animated movie:


Death Of Superman! Really proud of this one and grateful to our team (both in house and overseas) for delivering the goods BIG TIME. Can’t wait to watch it with our fans when we premiere next month! #superman #deathofsuperman #doomsday #clarkkent #wonderwoman #justiceleague #art #characterdesign #design #superheroes #dcentertainment #dccomics #wbanimation #artistsoninstagram #digitalart #digitalartist #philbourassa #animation

Unaltered YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS
promo art I drew a few months back.

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating, we are so grateful to WBA, DC Entertainment and most importantly our incredible fans for bringing us back. Without your loyalty, enthusiasm and energy none of this would be possible! THANK YOU! #youngjusticeseason3 #youngjustice #youngjusticeoutsiders #outsiders #nightwing #superboy #dickgrayson #superman #blacklightning #batman #artemis #tigress #katana #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #artist #artistsoninstagram #art #poster #design #characterdesign #artdirector #digitalart #animation #superheroes

Mallah! Production art from YJ season 1

#monsieurmallah #youngjustice #dccomics #dcentertainment #animation #art #digitalart #characterdesign #design #wacom #gorilla #wbanimation #villain #artistsoninstagram

Missing my sweet studio buddy. She was my constant companion through so many long days and late nights at my desk.


#zeromiyashiro

WIP shot from a few months ago designing a YJ season 3 promo piece

#youngjustice #youngjusticeseason3 #nightwing #tigress #blacklightning #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #art #design #drawing #wacom #wip #designer #artistsoninstagram

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#deathofsuperman #doomsday #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #art #comics #animation #superman #kalel #apocalypse

Missing my sweetheart. #zeromiyashiro

After an 8 month long battle with inoperable bladder cancer Zero passed peacefully in our home as she slept on her favorite couch this past Friday morning.

She was the sweetest, most good natured and gentle soul and the best companion, studio, couch, bedroom and backyard buddy anyone could ever hope for and we are heartbroken to have to say goodbye to her. There is some small measure of comfort in the knowledge and acceptance that she went on her own terms removing from us the burden of choosing the point at which her quality of life dipped below an acceptable minimum. Her exit was as graceful and quiet as one could hope for and very much in keeping with her character. Tiff and I want to thank all of our family, friends and supporters on Instagram for all of your kind words and thoughts over the years. We feel incredibly blessed to have had Zero in our life for the past 14 and a half years and we took tremendous joy in sharing some of those moments with you all. Thank you Zero for all the wonderful memories, Tiff and I will forever cherish them.

A throwback to this past November... This was a good day!

These photos are from @chriscopelandart birthday celebration after his miraculous recovery. What a wonderful group! I count myself blessed. btw That last pic is a Super Meta, deep cut, inside joke for those of you that know my man @shaunphonso. Some of y’all will get it!! Edit: Some of these lovely people don’t have accounts I can tag, (or that I know of) shout out to Brenton and Heaven and @tannerama photo by @tmiyashiro #friends #family #birthday #artists #artistsoninstagram #sqaud #hitsquad #oystercrackers

Some of the bad ass characters I got to draw for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay!

#suicidesquad #suicidesquadhelltopay #dcentertainment #dccomics #animation #characterdesign #art #artistsoninstagram #modelsheet #bronzetiger #deadshot #harleyquinn #captainboomerang #characters #wbanimation #villains #artlife

Suicide Squad Hell to Pay premieres tonight at Wondercon 7-9pm in the arena!

I’ll be there along with producers James Tucker and Alan Burnett and members of the voice cast to answer all your questions on our pre screening panel hosted by moderator @tiffanystweets #suicidesquad #harleyquinn #deadshot #bronzetiger #killerfrost #copperhead #amandawaller #dccomics #dcentertainment #animation #wbanimation #characterdesign #art #design #artdirector #cartoons #wondercon #comics #comiccon

Early morning warmup #superboy #connerkent #youngjustice #dcentertainment #dccomics #superman #konel #sketch #draw #animation #characterdesign #superheroes #warnerbrosanimation #cintiq #art

Little Tokyo lunch date... #sunday #littletokyo #downtownlosangeles #dtla #losangeles

Unused Manbat design that ended up on the cutting room floor on Son of Batman!

We had a whole sequence with this dude that got cut for time. Bummer! But that’s life in the animation biz! Movie turned out pretty sweet though brilliantly produced by the peerless @jtuckeranimator and wonderfully directed by the mysterious @ethanspauldingart3633 #sonofbatman #manbat #batman #dccomics #dceentertainment #wbanimation #animation #characterdesign #villains #monsters #sacrifice

I didn’t work on Gotham by Gaslight in a particularly substantive way but I did manage to draw a few early development sketches for Bruce Timm before he had settled on a direction.

These didn’t get past this very nascent stage but I still had fun trying to find a style that might work for the tone of the piece and translate well into animation. The final look of the film is awesome of course and turned out wonderfully thanks to all the talented people involved. Props to director @_samliu_ and the crew for turning a classic Batman story into an entertaining animated feature! #gothambygaslight #gotham #gothamcity #batman #dccomics #dcentertainment #superheroes #characterdesign #cartoon #animation #conceptart #design #designer #artistsoninstagram #sketch #artdirector #wbanimation

Felix Faust!! Had some fan requests to show the model sheet of this villain who featured prominently in JL Dark from 2016.

I had a ton of fun revisiting this character after briefly getting to work on him in Young Justice’s first season #justiceleaguedark #dcentertainment #dccomics #constantine #villains #superheros #supervillain #cartoon #animation #characterdesign

A couple abandoned designs for #justiceleaguedark that didn’t make the final cut.

#deadman #blackorchid #dcentertainment #dccomics #wbanimation #characterdesign #sketch #conceptart #art #design #animation #artistsoninstagram

Luke Fox Batwing design from Batman: Bad Blood. My first and only time drawing this dude, really fun stuff.

Initially I had pitched a different helmet design which was kinda neat but we settled on this one for the final. #batwing #batman #batmanbadblood #characterdesign #gothamknights #lukefox

Lazy Sunday vibe. Getting some sunshine with my girls before being chained to my desk for the rest of the day.

#zeromiyashiro #tiffaniemiyashiro #sunday #familytime #sunday #beagle

Thanks to our brilliant production and animation team this project turned out beautifully.

#theray #freedomfighters #cwseed #wbanimation #dcentertainment

Season one Aqualad Head sketch #aqualad #kharypayton #philbourassa #youngjustice #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sketch

Unfinished Gully sketch I drew a few years ago. I knocked out a whole series of Battlechasers drawings when @joemadx announced BC:

Nightwar.
Will get back to these eventually... #gully #battlechasers #battlechasersnightwar #joemad #sketch #inspiration

Thanks to all my friends on IG for the love and support in 2017!

#artistsoninstagram #philbourassa #2017

YJ season one Batman model from 2009 .. #batman #youngjustice #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Process shot working on the billboard for The Ray premiere.

A lot of really talented people contributed to this project, check it out tonight on CWSEED #theray #cwseed #freedomfighters #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Having my art grace a Billboard was never really ON my bucket list, but I’m happy to oblige nonetheless.

Pretty effin cool. If you’re driving towards Hollywood through Universal city you can peep this where Barham and Cahuenga meet. Some Valhalla sh!t. #theray #cwseed #wbanimation #dcentertainment #philbourassa #art #dreams

Aquafresh #youngjustice #yjseason1 #aqualad #dcentertainment #wbanimation #original #characterdesign #kharypayton #aquafresh

Visiting my boy @chriscopelandart in the hospital a couple weeks after his recent brush with fate.

Tiff and I saw him under heavy sedation in the ICU the day of his accident and if you would have asked me then I couldn’t have guessed he would bounce back this quickly considering how grave his injuries were. Reminds me to be thankful for the time I have with my family and friends because our grip on this mortal coil is tenuous on the best days and ultimately fleeting.

Sup
#aqualad #sketch #seasonone #youngjustice #art #traditionalart #pencil #archives #wbanimation #friday

Old stuff... #youngjustice #seasonone #aqualad #sketches #wbanimation

The second wave of amazing works by some of the most talented artists in animation and comics will be available on Chris’ Corner tomorrow at 8am.

Some big guns delivered even more stunning artwork this week in a collective effort to help our brother @chriscopelandart get back on his feet after his recent accident. NEW ART GOES LIVE TOMORROW AT 8AM PDT! If you are interested in purchasing any of the above art don’t hesitate, last week this stuff went SUPER fast!! 💨
LINK IN BIO!!
SWIPE RIGHT TO SEE AMAZING ART!!
#chriscopelandart #mingjuehelenchen #ryanlang #chaseconley #shaunoneilart #leseanthomas #briannedrouhard #andmanymore #art #artists #animation #comics

Cuties! #weekendvibes #sunday #tiffaniemiyashiro #beagle #backyard

A Beautiful moleskine sketchbook from the homie @leseanthomas made the grand voyage all the way from Tokyo to LA today.

It’s going up for sale on our big cartel shop, Chris’ Corner along with a bunch of amazing art from animation and comics industry titans when we update with new art this coming Monday at 8am. All proceeds go to support @chriscopelandart and his family while he recovers from his injuries. LINK IN BIO! UPDATES TO THE SHOP EVERY MONDAY AT 8am PDT
#leseanthomas #art #chriscopelandart #animation #artist #support #moleskine #sketch #draw #skills

Update as promised!

Tomorrow we are going live with Chris’ Corner (link in bio), a big cartel shop selling signed, one of a kind original art from myself and a host of my super talented friends in the animation and comics industry with all proceeds going to support one of our own and his family in their time of need.
About a month ago my buddy and fellow YJ3 crew member, @chriscopelandart was severely injured in an accident on his commute into the studio. He broke his collar bone, his ribs and some other stuff on his right side and suffered a rather serious head injury. Luckily, thanks to emergency surgery and after several weeks in the hospital Chris is on the road to a full recovery, though it will be a while before he can get back to work. The life of a professional artist is a risky one even without the added challenge of potentially career ending injuries thrown into the mix... and if you’re an artist in the animation biz? You don’t draw, you don’t eat, period. This is just our way of collectively trying to offer a little financial support to a good friend when the chips are down.
On a personal note: I never do commissions and never sell my originals so if you’ve ever wanted a drawing from me, now’s your chance. We go live tomorrow at 8am PDT, in the meantime check out just a handful of the pieces that will be up for sale when we launch. #chriscopelandart #animation #comics #artists #damonmoranart #laurenmontgomery #cheeks ! #seangallowayart #tnperkins4 #briannedrouhard #rubenprocopio #paulharmon

Found this early development gem while I was going through files on an old Hard Drive last week.

One of my first drawings of the original YJ team circa 2009. #theteam #sqaudgoals #goals #youngjustice #original #Superboy #aqualad #missmartian #wallywest

Our current DCAU Nightwing, brilliantly portrayed by the talented @sean_m_maher #nightwing #dccomics #wbanimation

Sup. Nightwing yo. I’ll post the final later. Gotta walk Zero...🐶 #nightwing #wbanimation #blah

Cover art for the Vixen Animated shorts bluray release I drew in 2016.

BG paint by @artofwjd layout assist by @chriscopelandart #vixen #animation #cwseed #cw #dccomics #wbanimation #art #womenofcolor #superheroes

Was feeling super blessed to be surrounded by friends at an impromptu birthday celebration on Friday.

I consider myself fortunate to be in such great company these days and I know I don't take enough time to stop and appreciate where I'm at. To all my family and friends , I love you guys and I'm so grateful for your unwavering support. My wife made me these shorts.

Random Bat doodles have a consistent tendency to appear on my desk...

#wbanimation #draw #batman #canthelpit

Brother Blood's wacky mutated form for the boss fight at the end of Teen Titans: Judas Contract.

Definite shades of Mumra in this design, probably some dark stalkers influence too.
Had some fun making an amalgam fighter version of the Titans for this dudes final form. Not gonna lie, sometimes I think I have the best gig on the planet! #judascontract #brotherblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #animation #art #bossfight

Drawing with my adorable nieces at WBA on Friday. #draw #family #girlpower #ibelievethechildrenareourfuture

Wolverine wake up the hand sketch. #marvel #sketch #morning

More process stuff from Damian V Nightwing at the end of Son of Batman.

Fans were mad that this fight happened off screen but it gave me a chance to have some fun with these insert shots... SWIPE FOR THE SHADOW GUIDE!! 💪🏻
#damianwayne #vs #nightwing #sonofbatman #dccomics #wbanimation #animation #art #process

New stuff is under wraps for the foreseeable so here's a throwback...

End credits illustrations I drew for Son of Batman movie in 2013. Process stuff! SWIPE TO SEE MORE! #damianwayne #vs #nightwing #sonofbatman #dcentertainment #wbanimation #animation #art

Wishing the fondest Farewell to legendary voice director Andrea Romano who officially announced her retirement earlier this week.

Andrea is a master of her craft and universally respected amongst actors, directors, writers and producers in the field of animation. I count myself fortunate to have had the chance to design a handful of projects that featured her voice direction over the last few years. #andrearomano #animation #legend #wbanimation

This is my friend Mayo ( @sen1227 ), she came to visit me and some of my friends at WBA today.

Mayo is from Japan and I see her once a year when she makes her annual trip to Cali for San Diego Comic Con. She loves the DC comics characters, especially Shazam (formerly Captain Marvel for like 60 years, name changed for obvious reasons😬) and the thing is .. she is an AMAZING artist. Seriously, her charming and faithful rendition of these characters humbly makes me want to be a better artist. Mayo can kinda draw circles around a lot of professionals I know ( not naming names...)
Anyway if you dig super charming superhero art in an authentic anime style and you are not already following her... you're welcome. #mayonaito #artist #anime #animation #dccomics #dcentertainment #shazam #wbanimation #shazam #girlpower

Sky Boxin over Comic Con... I see you @kharypayton !

#sdcc2017 #wbanimation #thewalkingdead #kharypayton #youngjustice #aqualad

A first look at some of the updated costume designs for Young Justice:

Outsiders, as well as a few heroes making their debut in Season 3. MUCH more to come! #youngjustice #youngjusticeseason3 #youngjusticeoutsiders #sdcc2017 #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Obligatory hotel room selfie, me and my date for the Nerd Prom.

#youngjustice #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sdcc2017 #sandiegocomiccon2017

Just a reminder to all the DC animated fans attending SDCC this year to come check out our panel on Friday the 21st at 10 AM in room 6BCF.

I will be on hand along with Greg Weisman And Brandon Vietti to take a look back at the origins of the series and maybe tease some season 3 stuff. We will also be signing some exclusive art at the WBTV booth starting at 1:30 PM. Hope to see you guys there! #youngjustice #wbanimation #dccomics #dcentertainment #sdcc2017

Mood⚡️ #goingasfastasican #likelightning

BEAGLE! Happy 4th y'all. 🐶🇺🇸 #beagle #independenceday #july4th

YOOOOOO! I'll be back at SDCC this year for the first time since 2013 talking about Young Justice with my fellow creators and collaborators Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman.

Our panel will be on Friday July 21st, 10-11am in room 6BCF. We will also be signing some exclusive art (which I am working on today actually) at some point somewhere. If you plan to attend the incredible nightmare that is San Diego comic con,carve out some time for some YJ love! BOURASSA OUT!
#sdcc2017 #youngjustice #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sandiego

Legion of Doom lineup from Justice League Doom, 2010. ..

This was the last project I worked on with Bruce Timm and @thebestlaurenmontgomery written by the late, great Dwayne McDuffie. My lasting memory of this project will always be how much BT hated our Mirror Master design but he let us do it anyway! 😂Those were good times! #justiceleague #justiceleaguedoom #vandalsavage #mirrormaster #bane #metallo #starsapphire #brucetimm #laurenmontgomery #dwaynemcduffie #dccomics #wbanimation

Saturday art collective...Young Chase in the workshop with the sublime renders.

#saturday #art #sketch #studio #monkeyking

Spent an evening at the Warner Ranch yesterday saying farewell to legendary producer/story man Alan Burnett.

Unsung hero of the seminal Batman the Animated series and one of the pioneers who helped set the stage for what has become the modern era of superheroes on film, Alan's wonderful contributions to the medium of animation are manifold and too extensive to name here. What is quite clear beyond his list of career accomplishments is the impact he has had on so many of us and the high esteem in which he is held by his peers, colleagues, employers and pupils. Alan was the first EP I pitched design work to when I started at WBA 15 years ago, so it meant a lot to me when he stopped by my office last year to tell me how much he loved what we have been doing on the DC movies lately. Long after he could have put his feet up and kicked back he still cares enough about the quality of work being done at our studio to reach out personally with words of encouragement. Thank you Alan for your generosity and your kind and humble spirit and for the good humor that you have made the hallmark of a brilliant career. You will be missed!
#alanburnett #batman #dc #legend #writer #producer #hannabarbara #wbanimation

Happy birthday to my Homeboy @rand_uno
30 years of friendship through good times and bad and I couldn't be more proud of you.

Thank you for the support and for keeping the torch lit even when things looked bleak. You're one in a million and I know your Mom would be proud of the man that you've become.

#memorialday #sketch #superman

X marks the spot. #griffithpark #hike #losangeles #weekend #oldmanlogan

LA lady. #losangeles #losangelestimes #downtownlosangeles #dtla

Our collection of Vixen shorts is coming to digital download 5/8 and DVD on 5/23!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! #dcentertainment #wbanimation #vixen #cwseed #superheroes #girlpower #friday #cincodemayo

Official title for season 3 #youngjusticeoutsiders #youngjusticeseason3 #youngjustice #wbanimation #dcentertainment

I'm credited as one of the designers of this premium statue by sideshow collectibles but truth be

told there's not much of my pass that's recognizable here beyond the possible influence of some of my animated versions... still, it looks pretty rad! Props to sideshow and their talented designers and sculptors. #sideshowcollectibles #deathstroke #sculpture #art #artgame

Animation Pro secret: no matter how many years deep in the game you'll never get tired of seeing your drawings and designs turned into action figures or sculptures.

Pretty much universal truth right there. 😂 Seriosuly, these little mini figures that have been boxed in with the blurays have been on point lately. A big improvement from past attempts... Simplified but very on model. This still you guys @the_reyzer ? Good stuff! #bluebeetle #dccomics #dcentertainment #teentitansjudascontract #Judas contract #wbanimation #toys #bucketlist #jaimereyes

Sup. She's like "play with me daddy..."😂 I love my beagle.

#beagle #studiodog #studiobeagle #imdrawing #goplayintheyard #ilovemybeagle #beaglestagram

A riff on Dick Grayson in the classic Robin outfit for a flashback sequence in #teentitansjudascontract expertly voiced by the talented @sean_m_maher

No matter how many times I design Robin for animation I never get tired of iterating on the character. Such a fun legacy! #robin #dickgrayson #seanmaher #teentitans #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Normally I detest drawing celebrity likenesses for animation because not everyone's features translate that easily or distinctly...

but this one was pure joy 😆 @thatkevinsmith was born to be a cartoon character! Had to remove the logo for legal reasons... and opted for the hat version as the final. #judascontract #teentitansjudascontract #wbanimation #dcentertainment #animation #kevinsmith ✌🏻

Post Wondercon Disneyland shenanigans with the exceptionally charming and talented @sean_m_maher...

best Nightwing ever! #disneyland #grislyriverrun #wondercon2017 #teentitansjudascontract #dcentertainment #wbanimation #nightwing #seanmaher

A couple of April Fools at Wondercon. #wondercon2017 #aprilfoolsday #teentitansjudascontract #tiffaniemiyashiro #roomservice

Panel antics with @jtuckeranimator @sean_m_maher @kari_wahlgren @brandonsoohoo Jake Austin and Stewart Allen from the #judascontract premiere at Wondercon last night.

Thanks to all the fans that turned up to watch the movie with us! #wondercon2017 #teentitansjudascontract #wbanimation #dcentertainment #nightwing #starfire #beastboy #bluebeetle #damianwayne

Who's ready for this Judas Contract joint?! If you're at Wondercon today come check us out at the premiere, 6pm in the Arena!

#teentitansjudascontract #dcentertainment #wbanimation #wondercon2017 #premiere #readytorumble

The Titans! #teentitansjudascontract #teentitans #nightwing #starfire #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Young Dick Grayson and Starfire in Teen Titans: Judas Contract.

#teentitansjudascontract #teentitans #dickgrayson #robin #starfire #dcentertainment #wbanimation #hawt

Nightwing and Starfire in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

#teentitans #teentitansjudascontract #nightwing #starfire #dcentertainment #wbanimation

In honor of the great Bernie Wrightson. RIP. Master of the art of the macabre and sublime horror and a huge influence and inspiration in the world of modern comic art.

Come see us at WonderCon in Anaheim Friday, March 31st for the world premier of Teen Titans:

The Judas Contract. I'll be on hand along with supervising producer @jtuckeranimator director @_samliu_ and members of our brilliant voice cast. This is one of my favorites of all the movies we've done. 6-8pm in The Arena at the Anaheim convention center. Come for the movie, stick around for the panel and feel free to ask me a question about YJ season 3, just be prepared to get no answer 😜 #wbanimation #dcentertainment #warnerbros #warnerhomevideo #warnerbrothershomeentertainment #wondercon2017 #teentitans #judascontract #dccomics

Beast Boy goin bananas in Teen Titans: Judas Contract!

#beastboy #beastmode #teentitans #judascontract #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Friday night elf #sketch #elf #scout #ipadpro #procreate #digitalart #dungeonsanddragons #legendofzelda #breathofthewild #nintendo #inspired #drawing

Just a sketch. #elf #scout #link #notlink #legendofzelda #breathofthewild #nintendo #friday #night #sketch #ipadpro #procreate

Happy Friday! Some Wonder Girl promo art I drew for Young Justice Season 2 back in 2012.

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing weekend :) #youngjustice #cassiesandsmark #wondergirl #yj #dcentertainment #wbanimation #friday #girlpower

Office life #animation #studio #wacom #cintiq #wbanimation #youngjusticeseason3 #drawing #southpaw

Check it out @realericlopez
Some old Blue Beetle marketing artwork I drew for YJ Season 2 back in 2012.

#bluebeetle #jaimereyes #youngjustice #yj #dcentertainment #wbanimation #digitalart #draw

Some of the amazing and inspiring heroines I've been lucky enough to draw over the course of my career.

#internationalwomensday #girlpower #equality #womensrights #heroes

Found these random Wolverine sketches done in procreate on my hard drive. 3-5 minutes each at most.

I'm hearing good things about Logan, willing to give it a shot but remain somewhat skeptical since I've been pretty disappointed with every X-men movie and spinoff. Love the characters though. #wolverine #sketches #logan #marvel #comics #animation #art #design #procreate #ipadpro

Turtles by Paul Harmon. Pro tip of the day for the not so blissfully ignorant...

check out the work of my boy @dogmeatsausage and follow the mad genius if you don't already... This dude has been inspiring me with his specific brand of brilliant for ages. #paulharmon #ninjaturtles #tmnt #comicart #comicartist #ink #penandink #draw

Working on season 3... #youngjustice #yjseason3 #wbanimation #cartoon #drawing

The Demons Three in #jldark #justiceleaguedark #wbanimation #dcentertainment #monsters #demons #villains

Bat demon hallucination in #jldark
This design was partly inspired by Jonathan Crane's hallucination in Batman Begins.


Had a blast coming up with the nightmares and freaks for this movie! #justiceleaguedark #batman #demon #dcentertainment #wbanimation #bat #swole

What a Dick... Grayson...😬 #toughlove #robin #nightwing #damianwayne #dickgrayson #wbanimation #sonofbatman

💕 #latergram #goldengatepark #happyvalentinesday

Central Park Saturday #centralpark #nyc

Wine cellar. #nyc #wine #huntandfishclub

More #jldark creepers. Out this week on blu-ray and digital download :) #justiceleaguedark #demons #monsters #creeps

Bathed in magical light with Constantine himself, @mattryanreal We Goofed out last night!! ..

So many thumbs up for JL Dark! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 #newyork #jldark #constantine #mattryan #alsoknownas #edwardkenway #from #assassinscreed4 #junkieinlayercake

East Coast JL Dark premiere at the DGA in NY.

Left to right Myself, director Jay Oliva, @mattryanreal (Constantine) supervising producer @jtuckeranimator and Enrico Colantoni (Felix Faust) Where are Oliva's hands in this pic? 🤔 #justiceleaguedark #premiere #newyork #dcentertainment #wbanimation #jldark #handsomesandwich

Hi
#justiceleaguedark #demon #nightmare #monsters #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Going Dark... #justiceleaguedark #wbanimation #premiere #demons

Heading to NY for our east coast premiere of JL Dark tomorrow in the AM.

Come for the movie and stick around for the panel at the Directors Guild of America on Feb 2nd at 7pm. Freaks, Geeks, weirdos, and Outcasts of all kinds are welcome... #justiceleaguedark #constantine #deadman #swampthing #etrigan #zatanna #blackorchid #batman #dcentertainment #wbanimation #weirdos #outcasts #heroes

Post Justice League Dark premiere panel at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills.

Jason O'Mara is cool as a cucumber in a cape and cowl in our forthcoming release from WB Animation and DC entertainment. #dcentertainment #wbanimation #justiceleaguedark #batman #paleycenter #premiere

Justice League Dark premieres tomorrow at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills!

And for our East Coast fans we will be at the Paley in New York on Feb 2nd! Etrigan has bars! #justiceleaguedark #etrigan #thedemon #dcentertainment #wbanimation #hotfire

Who's ready for Justice League Dark? We can all probably use a little magic in our lives right about now...

#constantine #justiceleaguedark #dcenterteinment #wbanimation

I'm very familiar with this look. She's wondering what kind of cake she's about to eat.

#happybirthday #birthdaygirl #cake #dinner #desert #oliveandthymeburbank

#pacific #westcoast #california #bayarea #sanfrancisco #pointlobos

Flying over Cali #flight #lax #sfo #landscape #california

One Love to all the travelers on the 405 at like 3pm this afternoon.

#getty #museum #gettyinspired #405 #sepulvedapass #losangeles

Once again it's on. #webackbaby #yjseason3 #inittowinit #feelthemode #youngjustice #wbanimation

Story time at shake shack yesterday #lunchtime #laughs #cheatmeal

Catching a breather at The Last Book Store. An essential stop in down town LA for your inner geek/scholar or what have you.

Tiff and I actually saw a marriage proposal there today! Romance is alive and well in the city of Angels #thelastbookstore #romance #neverendingstory #read #books

In her element #losangeles #downtown #nicekicks #styleonfleek

Hiker chick #hike #lady #frymancanyon #saturday

This is an old piece that I've posted before but I am not feeling great today so this is all I can muster at the moment anyway..Happy Birthday Wonderwoman!

I consider it a great honor to get to draw you for a living in 2016 💕💪🏻🎉🔥🇺🇸 #wonderwoman #wonderwoman75 #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #inspiration #girlpower

Lazy beast #beagle #lazy #beast #fall #autumn #evening

Sunday hike with this foxy lady #Griffithpark #hike #socal #incline #fitness #sunday

We spent a few hours at the Met before our flight back to LA and I had my mind blown several times over.

Among other amazing and inspiring exhibits I came across what just might be the dopest pistol I've ever seen. This was made for an Emperor by a German master watchmaker and gunsmith in the 16th century. #art #metropolitanmuseumofart #museum #gun #gunsmith #flintlockpistol #blowyourmind #newyork

Had to put some distance between myself and all the comic con GEEKS...

ducked into midtown comics in Manhattan for a... reprieve...? 😂 #midtowncomics #newyork #newyorkcomiccon #nycc2016 #alwaysageek #comics

Can I get a mic check? My mic sounds nice check one... Panel view at Justice League Dark preview...

#justiceleaguedark #batman #constantine #thedemon #swampthing #dcentertainment #wbanimation #nycc2016 #newyorkcomiccon #miccheck

NYCC Live! Cast and crew of Justice League Dark.

Left to right Jason O'Mara (Batman) Matt Ryan (Constantine) Jay Oliva, myself and producer James Tucker #justiceleaguedark #constantine #batman #jasonomara #mattryan #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Quick Constantine sketch before I head to New York Comic Con tomorrow morning.

Any WB or DC animation fans who plan on attending this year should come check out our preview of Justice League Dark on Saturday October 8th, Main Stage at the Javitz center at 4:45 PM. The preview will be followed by a panel featuring Matt Ryan, Jason O'Mara, James Tucker,Jay Oliva and myself. Should be a blast! #justiceleague #justiceleaguedark #constantine #newyork #nycc2016 #comiccon #wbanimation #dcentertainment #javitzcenter

At work. #wbanimation #studio

Power couple! #aquaman #mera #throneofatlantis #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Robin! YJ promo art, 2009. #Robin #youngjustice #yj #dccomics #wbanimation #art

Aqualad! Some early Young Justice promo art from 2009.

#kaldur #kaldurahm #youngjustice #art #dccomics #wbanimation

3 minute Invincible Iron Man doodle. I always preferred the Gold and Orange/Red suit that Tony wore in the 70's (demon in a bottle era) and James Rhodes wore in the 80's.

The modern suits are great and look more believable and probably are more "realistic" but I don't need that much realism in Superhero stuff. #invincibleironman #ironman #tonystark #jamesrhodes #rhodey #demoninabottle #marvel #comics #sketch #warmup

Quick Power Man sketched during my lunch break.

I don't usually get too excited for geek stuff (relative to my fellow geeks I guess) but I'm kinda pumped for some Luke Cage action on Netflix this weekend. Power Man is one of my favorite classic Marvel Superheroes and it's awesome that he's starring in his own series... even if he's not rockin the headband, the Afro and the chain belt. 😂 SWEET CHRISTMAS! #powerman #lukecage #marvel #heroesforhire #sweetchristmas #fanart

Talon from Batman Vs Robin, 2014. #Talon #batman #batmanvsrobin #villain #batmanroguesgallery #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

North Hollywood strolls with Tiff. #chandlerbikepath #northhollywood #losangeles #walking #weekend

Swamp thing quick studies...The amount of pencil mileage when I'm trying to lock something down is considerable...

Every character I design probably has at least five or six abandoned sketches before I settle in on shapes and silhouettes. I draw a lot. #swampthing #sketches #study #figuredrawing #silhouette #dccomics #wbanimation #pencilmileage

Quick Etrigan study. Just for fun. #Etrigan #thedemon #dccomics #dcentertainment #sketch #practice #staysharp

Firefly model from Batman:Bad Blood #firefly #batmanbadblood #dccomics #wbanimation #characterdesign

If you're attending the Palm Springs Comiccon tomorrow come check out the Young Justice panel

featuring Myself, Producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti and voice actor Jason Spisak (Kid Flash) from 12-1 in hall Smoketree B. #youngjustice #aqualad #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation
P.S. It's not a Season 3 announcement... If we WERE going to announce a third season it would NOT be at Palm Springs Comiccon. 😅

If you're attending the Palm Springs Comiccon tomorrow come check out the Young Justice panel

featuring Myself, Producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti and voice actor Jason Spisak (Kid Flash) from 12-1 in hall Smoketree B. #youngjustice #robin #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation
P.S. It's not a Season 3 announcement... If we WERE going to announce a third season it would NOT be at Palm Springs Comiccon. 😅

The Ray #cwseed #theray #ray #dccomics #wbanimation

Five minute Puma. #puma #fiveminutes #sketch #quick #study #marvel #tough

Metallo! One of my favorite designs from JL: Doom back in 2010.

Gotta dig up the model sheet for this dude. #metallo #villain #legionofdoom #superman #justiceleaguedoom #characterdesign #dccomics #wbanimation

Simpler times. Port Angeles, Washington 2006. #2006 #chillin #bestiesforlife #washington

Five minute Rhino. #rhino #marvel #fiveminute #sketch

Brotherly love. #Aquaman #oceanmaster #brothers #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Some Batman art WB asked me to draw to celebrate Batmans 75th a couple years ago.

Don't know when or if this was ever used 🤔 #batman #77 years #dccomics #wbanimation #art

5 minute Venom #venom #5minutes #sketch #marvel

3 minute Gambit. Meh... Cintiq got too hot. #gambit #3minutes #whatever

💕💕Power couple! Aquaman and Mera art I drew for the end credit sequence in Throne of Atlantis.

SPOILERS: They totally hook up at the end of the movie. 😅💕💕 #Aquaman #Mera #throneofatlantis #dccomics #wbanimation #art #sexytime

Instagrams obstinate formatting options won't allow this long elegant queen to be seen in all her melancholic glory.

Stupid app #firstworldproblems #queenofatlantis #throneofatlantis #dccomics #wbanimation #aquamansmom

I've posted this image from Batman V Robin before but never with Batgirl in it.

We removed her at the last minute because we didn't want to give away the her reveal in the follow up movie Batman: Bad Blood. #batman #batgirl #Damianwayne #nightwing #batmanvsrobin #batwoman #catwoman #luciusfox #alfred #taliaalghul #commisionergordon

Chris showing Legendary LeS how to make iPad Pro sing.

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? #session #studio #artists

Deadly young Genius @saintchase getting busy on @chriscopelandart iPad Pro in my studio.

#studio #artists #session #draw

Not sure why but it's always a Spidey doodle to wake up the hand.

🤔 #goodmorning #saturday #sketch #spidey #again

Office heroes. #goals #heroes #thecrow #brandonlee #batman #spiderman #captainamerica #batman #superman #marvel #dccomics #superheroes #arkhamasylum

Found these sketches from 2011. Drawn from photo ref, just practice.

#sketch #practice #draw #gesture #study

Found these sketches from 2011. Drawn from photo ref, just practice.

#sketch #practice #draw #gesture #study

Found these sketches from 2011. Drawn from photo ref, just practice.

#sketch #practice #draw #gesture #study

Found these sketches from 2011. Drawn from photo ref, just practice.

#sketch #practice #draw #gesture #study

Found these sketches from 2011. Drawn from photo ref, just practice.

#sketch #practice #draw #gesture #study

Found these sketches from 2011. Drawn from photo ref, just practice.

#sketch #practice #draw #gesture #study

More stuff off the wall of my old digs. Parademons from Justice League War,

Pencil and photoshop 2012... #justiceleague #jlwar #dccomics #wbanimation #characterdesign

Going through some of the art that was hanging on the wall of my old office...

Yeah, I know the proportions were pushed and exaggerated in Flashpoint. If you don't like it there's a city full of walls you can post complaints at... Pencil and photoshop, WB animation 2012.
#flashpointparadox #greenlantern #characterdesign #diggininthecrates #mosdef

AT&T dude is here fixing our broken internet so I opened up this old notepad to write down some story ideas and lo and behold, I stumble upon an old bat sketch.

This is probably from 2013 or thereabouts. I leave myself little clues, Memento style, but ultimately the only thing they tend to help me remember is that I like drawing Batman... #batman #sketch #notepad #memento #nolan #batstache #polaroidpocket

Superman model sheet, WB Animation 2013. #superman #dccomics #wbanimation #characterdesign #modelsheet

Nightwing cuz it's the right thing. #nightwing #dccomics #wbanimation #youngjustice #dickgrayson #therightthing

My sweetheart 😍 #zeromiyashiro #nap #beagle #quiettime

My sleepy Saturday girls #Saturday #tiffaniemiyashiro #zeromiyashiro #wife #beagle #nap #perfect

My boy Rob went diggin in the crates today and sent me this blast from the past along with a few other gems.

Kev, Rob and I, in like... 2000?
#homies #wayback #istillhavethatshirt

Cleaning up my desktop I found this unused sketch of Heretic from Batman: Bad Blood.

I was going for the look of a Bat suit with the top layer peeled off to make it look like a human body without skin, exposing muscles and tendons. I still like the concept but the design was getting a little busy so we went in another direction entirely. #heretic #conceptart #characterdesign #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #wbanimation

Cleaning up my desktop I found this unused sketch of Heretic from Batman: Bad Blood.

I was going for the look of a Bat suit with the top layer peeled off to make it look like a human body without skin, exposing muscles and tendons. I still like the concept but the design was getting a little busy so we went in another direction entirely. #heretic #conceptart #characterdesign #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #wbanimation

Saying one final goodbye to this creep. Sayonara Daffy, I never really liked you anyway... 😂

#wbanimation #creepy #daffyduck

The stuff you find when you're cleaning out your office...

Flashpoint Paradox key art by Tominaga Sensei from studio 4c 😎
Our whole crew brought their A game on this project!
#flashpointparadox #justiceleague #wbanimation #wonderwoman #animation

Last photo before I disassemble my office. Contributed to a lot of awesome animation projects from this spot over the last 8 years...

Busted wire situation aside it has served me well 😂 #wbanimation cartoons

Magneto poses #anatomy #marvel #procreate #ipadpro #practice #raw #draw #character

Spidey #process #quickdraw #poses #ipadpro #procreate #battingpractice #marvel #anatomy

Batting practice. Keeping my hand sharp. I usually know within a couple of minutes (or less) whether a drawing or a pose will work out or not.

If it goes the wrong way I scrap
it and start again. If it goes well I feel satisfied for about 3 seconds and then I put it on a shelf and forget about it 😂
Here is a quick snapshot from procreate of the beginning of my process.
Just looking for the right pose...
#cyclops #process #sketch #procreate #ipadpro #poses #quickdraw #battingpractice

Just a Cap WIP from a few weeks back. Meant to finish this drawing but... DEADLINES.

DCAU cartoons don't draw themselves guys. #captainamerica #steverogers #marvel #sketch #photoshop #cintiq #draw #iknowthereissupposedtobeastarontheshield #itsnotfinished

Such a sweetheart 😍 #beagle #sleeping #olddog #cutiepie

I love drawing this guy. Still one of my favorite designs.

#alphonseelric #fullmetalalchemist #transmutation #animation #draw #photoshop #anime

#batman #sketch #photoshop #wbanimation

Tiff found this Aqualad bead pattern and made this little dude for me!

Aqualad is rad 😂 #Aqualad #wbanimation #dccomics #beadpattern

#lifeisgood #tiffaniemiyashiro #loveher

Odin! Concept art, pencil and photoshop. Marvel Animation, 2007 #talesofasgard #marvel #animation #conceptart #design

Development art, Marvel 2007. Early concept for Loki, I drew this as part of my "design test" when I was basically auditioning for the role of lead character designer.

Loki's character in the film is far from the God of mischief persona so this wouldn't have worked as a final study but I didn't have the script at the time so I had no idea. This piece probably helped land me the gig though! 😂 #Loki #marvel #talesofasgard #conceptart #design #animation

Development art, Marvel 2007. Early concept for Loki, I drew this as part of my "design test" when I was basically auditioning for the role of lead character designer.

Loki's character in the film is far from the God of mischief persona so this wouldn't have worked as a final study but I didn't have the script at the time so I had no idea. This piece probably helped land me the gig though! 😂 #Loki #marvel #talesofasgard #conceptart #design #animation

Throwback! The first job I took as a Lead Character Designer was Thor:

Tales of Asgard back in 2007 and this was probably the drawing that got me the gig. Up until that point I had primarily worked as an assistant designer under a lot of really talented people. I had opportunities to take the lead before this project came around but for some reason I didn't really have the desire. The pay bump from a support role to a supervisor is not commensurate with the added responsibility and that probably had a lot to do with my ambivalence 😅. Anyway for many reasons this project got it's hooks in me and I went all in. This did not end up being the approved look for young Thor but it got the ball rolling and looking back I'm so glad I took that plunge. Also this gig was the first time I had the opportunity to work with my pal @_samliu_ Sam was the director of the movie and In hindsight I learned a lot from our conversations. He was incredibly supportive and kinda championed my work before we even really knew each other and for that I am grateful. Development art, pencil and photoshop, 2007 #Thor #marvel #talesofasgard #animation #design #conceptart

Downtown stroll with Tiff. #downtownla #disneyconcerthall #stroll

My lunch date 😍 #Sugarfish #losangeles #sunday #nosubsitute

Cap WIP #captainamerica #marvel #sketch #cintiq

Webhead! #wallcrawler #spidey #marvel #fun #cintiq #sketch #spiderman

Going through my hard drive cleaning up some old Marvel sketches.

#hulk #spiderman #marvel #digitalart #cintiq #photoshop

Beast Boy Hell dragon #JLvsTT #beastboy #beastmode #dragon #teentitans

#modelsheet #photoshop #dcentertainment #wbanimation #process #cintiq #digitalart

Model sheetin! #beast boy #characterdesign #modelsheet #photoshop #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Beast Boy model sheet from #jlvstt #beastboy #teentitans #characterdesign #dcentertainment #dccomics #wbanimation

Beast Boy model sheet from #jlvstt #beastboy #teentitans #characterdesign #dcentertainment #dccomics #wbanimation

#scarecrow #batman #villain #dcentertainment #wbanimation

#penguin #dccomics #wbanimation #dcentertainment #batman #villain #batmanbadblood

Scarecrow and Penguin #batman #batmanbadblood #scarecrow #penguin #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Wonder Woman sketches from 2011. #wonderwoman #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Raven #Raven #teentitans #jlvstt #justiceleague #dcentertainment #dccomics #wbanimation

Raven turns #Raven #teentitans #jlvstt #justiceleague #dcentertainment #dccomics #wbanimation

Raven #Raven #teentitans #jlvstt #justiceleague #dcentertainment #dccomics #wbanimation

Beast Boy as a Demonic Werewolf from Justice League V Teen Titans #JLvsTT #beastboy #werewolf #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Beast Boy as a Demonic Werewolf from Justice League V Teen Titans #JLvsTT #beastboy #werewolf #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Solomon Grundy in Justice League V Teen Titans #solomongrundy #JLvsTT #justiceleague #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #animation #characterdesign

Solomon Grundy in Justice League V Teen Titans #solomongrundy #JLvsTT #justiceleague #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #animation #characterdesign

Wonder Woman possessed in Justice Justice League v Teen Titans #wonderwoman #justiceleague #JLvsTT #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Flash possessed in Justice League V Teen Titans #JLvsTT #theflash #barryallen #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Possessed Flash and Wonder Woman from Justice League vs Teen Titans!

#flash #theflash #wonderwoman #justiceleague #JLvsTT #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

I'm gonna come down there with my girly girls and my gumby gold...

#girls #zeromiyashiro #beagle

Me and the old man in front of some of his drawings in the gallery @bbq.la #6thstreetbridge #losangeles #urbandecay #artist #inkdrawing

Pops takin me to school... Again. Photo by @tmiyashiro #boyleheights #urbandecay

The destruction of the historic 6th street bridge in Boyle Heights.

#boyleheights #6thstreetbridge #downtownla #losangeles

The destruction of the historic 6th street bridge in Boyle Heights.

#boyleheights #6thstreetbridge #downtownla #losangeles

Went to see my Dad's dope drawings illustrating the remnants of the historic 6th street bridge in downtown LA @bbq.la gallery and studio.

#6thstreetbridge #downtownla #losangeles #art #artists

Went to see my Dad's dope drawings illustrating the remnants of the historic 6th street bridge in downtown LA @bbq.la gallery and studio.

#6thstreetbridge #downtownla #losangeles #art #artists

So here's what really happened... @keronart taking a selfie with one of those new invisible cameras.

lol... So good to chop it up in the studio with the homies last night.

My boy @leseanthomas came through the crib yesterday. Spur of the moment reunion...

It's been a minute! He looks taller than me in this photo but it's mostly an illusion... I don't have shoes on... Also he might be an inch taller than me. On his best day. #reunion #animation #artists #reup

Dark Souls 3 already has its hooks in me. I was going for a burnt out Simon Belmont look with my level 16 Mercenary.

#darksouls3 #ps4 #fromsoftware #simonbelmont #castlevania #herewegoagain

Chillin in the arts district with Tiff earlier today. #losangeles #downtownla

Left to right, Andy Chiang @dustyabell myself and @kimjunggius at the WB Animation Ranch in 2013.

We had the honor of hosting one of the most talented artists In the world and giving him a tour of our humble studios on that day. Pretty sure dude had a blast visiting us, seeing our workspaces and interacting with some of the best artists in the field of animation. #wbanimation #kimjunggi #aniamtion

Tiff and I watching the screening of Justice League vs Teen Titans with a few thousand fans at Wondercon.

#WonderCon #JLvsTT #justiceleague #teentitans #wbanimation #dccomics

Signing artwork for fans at the #JLvsTT world premiere with director @_samliu_ Writer Brian Q.

Miller, producer James Tucker and a whole bunch of talented actors. #WonderCon #JLvsTT #wbanimation #dccomics #dcentertainment

Hangin with one of the sweetest cats in the game, director @_samliu_ at our #JLvsTT signing today.

Before this movie came around Sam and I hadn't worked on anything together since the second episode of Young Justice and it was a joy to be back in the mix with this dyed in the wool storyteller. Sam's such a humble and analytical dude he still doesn't realize he made an awesome film! In this photo he's probably still rethinking all his story choices! Photobomb courtesy of screenplay writer Brian Q. Miller. #JLvsTT #samliu #justiceleague #teentitans #wbanimation #dccomics #artists #WonderCon

DC animation fans planning to be at Wondercon on Saturday come check out the world premiere of Justice League vs.

Teen Titans! We will be screening the movie in the Microsoft theatre at 2:30 with a panel following immediately after. The panel will be moderated by the always lovely @tiffanystweets and features Myself, Director @_samliu_ , Producer James Tucker and a whole bunch of amazing voice talent including Jason O'Mara (Batman) Sean Maher (Nightwing) and Kari Wahlgren as Starfire. #JLvsTT #WonderCon #wbanimation #dccomics #dcentertainment #justiceleague #teentitans #starfire

It runs in the family. My father is a carpenter by trade but he can draw, paint and sculpt like nobody's business.

Ink drawing of his cat, Spot from a few years back #mydadsart #spot #inkdrawing #popscandrawtoo

Big thanks to WBA for giving our whole studio the day off to roam around Harry Potter world at Universal today.

Me and the crew and a Muggle train conductor. He's definitely getting off at platform 9 and 3/4. Expecto Patronum. #Hogwarts #wbanimation #crew #muggles #patronum

Bath day Zero!! 😍 #zeromiyashiro #beagle #bathday #bath #beaglestagram

More procreate sketches on iPad pro. Just trying to get familiar with the tools.

#ipadpro #sketch #marvel #spiderman #procreate

Hulkin out on the IPad. #procreate #process #sketch #hulk

Super rough Aqualad head sketch. #ipadpro #applepencil #aqualad #youngjustice #process #sketch

Messing around with procreate for the first time. Having fun with my mistakes and happy accidents.

Really cool drawing app, super organic toolset. #ipadpro #wolverine #sketch #process #procreate #draw

Sweet dreams little beagle zzzzzzzero 😍 #beagle #fireside #sweetheart #thegoodlife #zeromiyashiro

Cold lampin' in Weller Court back in the day. #cityofangels #losangeles #downtownla #littletokyo

Tiff at our artists loft in Pershing Square back in 2006. I love LA.

#losangeles #cityofangels #tiffaniemiyashiro #pershingsquare

You thuckas' got a problem? 😂 late nights at the thstudio 2009 #animation #wbanimation #Sylvester #sufferinsuccotash

Kotomi is a Ninja Turtle! #tiffaniemiyashiro #kotomichan #ninjaturtles #ninja

Black Manta, aka David, aka Aqualad's dad. Black Manta was created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy to be Aquamans arch nemesis and first appeared in Aquaman #35 , September 1967.

For our Young Justice reimagining of the character we simply referred to him as the "underwater boba fett" #blackmanta #aqualad #aquaman #youngjustice #blacksuperheroes #villains

Nerd squad in the photo booth. #nerds #family #tiffaniemiyashiro #kotomichan

Kaldur'ahm from Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, 2013.

#alternateuniverse #aqualad #dccomics #wbanimation

Kaldur'ahm from Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, 2013.

It was super fun getting to design the alternate universe version of my favorite character from Young Justice. #Aqualad #kaldur #flashpointparadox #blacksuperheroes #doubledragon

Kaldur #Aqualad #dccomics #youngjustice #wbanimation #blacksuperheroes #kharypayton

Kaldur'ahm aka Aqualad. First appearance: Young Justice: Episode 1, January 7, 2011.

Created by Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and uh... MYSELF😂 The son born in secret to Black Manta and an unknown atlantean woman, Kaldur was a central figure in the original Young Justice series. He was ALSO the first character I co-created for the DC universe. Super proud of this guy. Voiced brilliantly for 46 episodes by the talented and charming @kharypayton #Aqualad #dccomics #wbanimation #Kaldur 'ahm #kharypayton #blacksuperheroes

Cyborg in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, 2013. Voiced by Michael B. Jordan.

#cyborg #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #blacksuperheroes #bucketlist

Victor Stone aka Cyborg. One of the rising stars of the DCU.

Cyborg was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, first appearance: DC Comics Presents #26 October 1980. One of my favorite characters to draw, my take has always been heavily influenced by the brilliant Murakami design from the original Teen Titans cartoon that aired on Cartoon Network from 2003-2006. #victorstone #cyborg #dccomics

Victor Stone aka Cyborg. One of the rising stars of the DCU.

Cyborg was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, first appearance: DC Comics Presents #26 October 1980. One of my favorite characters to draw, my take has always been heavily influenced by the brilliant Murakami design from the original Teen Titans cartoon that aired on Cartoon Network from 2003-2006. #victorstone #cyborg #dccomics

Victor Stone aka Cyborg. One of the rising stars of the DCU.

Cyborg was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, first appearance: DC Comics Presents #26 October 1980. One of my favorite characters to draw, my take has always been heavily influenced by the brilliant @glenmurakami design from the original Teen Titans cartoon that aired on Cartoon Network from 2003-2006. #victorstone #cyborg #dccomics #blacksuperheroes

Victor Stone aka Cyborg. One of the rising stars of the DCU.

Cyborg was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, first appearance: DC Comics Presents #26 October 1980. One of my favorite characters to draw, my take has always been heavily influenced by the brilliant @glenmurakami design from the original Teen Titans cartoon that aired on Cartoon Network from 2003-2006. #victorstone #cyborg #dccomics #blacksuperheroes

Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning. This dude is a classic, first appearing in Black Lightning #1 published in April 1977 (5 months before I was born) from DC comics.

#blacklightning #jeffersonpierce #dccomics #blacksuperheroes

Who's got the set?!... Anyone? 😬 (exasperated Larry David voice) NEXT TIME you guys will buy the toys!

Haha 😂 #youngjustice #actionfigures #awesomeshow #votewithyourwallet 😐

Zero made some friends. This is what happens when Tiff gets her hands on some spray paint.

#zeromiyashiro #mario #toad #gold #paint

Last year I was named one of Variety magazines "Ten animators to watch" and they requested this self portrait for their special animation centric issue.

Had to get Zero in there!! #variety #magazine #animation #zeromiyashiro #beagle #beagles

Throwback to last Wondercon. Me and my girl, @tmiyashiro Happy Valentine's Day Y'all.

#valentinesday #tiffaniemiyashiro #comics #cartoons #love

Zero waking up after anesthesia today. Clean bill of health and according to the vet, the sweetest most accommodating beagle in the greater Los Angeles area.

13 years old and she's healthy like a puppy. We love her so much 😍 💕 #beagle #beagles #zeromiyashiro

Onyx #batman #batmanbadblood #onyx #assassin #ninja #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

#electrocutioner #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Electrocutioner in Batman: Bad Blood. #electrocutioner #batman #batmanbadblood #villain #henchman #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Killer Moth model sheet from Batman: Bad Blood. We changed the colors a bit for the final model but I still kinda dig this version.

#batman #batmanbadblood #killermoth #villain #henchman #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Killer Moth model sheet from Batman: Bad Blood. We changed the colors a bit for the final model but I still kinda dig this version.

#batman #batmanbadblood #killermoth #villain #henchman #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Dick Grayson costume details in Batman: Bad Blood. The Bluray and dvd are available today 🙂 #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Quarantined in the green room at the Paley while everyone else watched Bad Blood. I can has a cold.

😷🤒 #paleycenter #batmanbadbloodpremiere #dccomics #wbanimation

Batman: Bad Blood premiere at the Paley! #batmanbadblood #premiere #dccomics #wbanimation #paleycenter

Hanging with the moderator of our Bad Blood panel, the lovely and charming Tiffany Smith @tiffanystweets backstage at the Paley Center.

#batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Dick Grayson puts on the blue and grey suit in Batman: Bad Blood.

West coast premiere at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills tonight at 7pm! #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #classic

Bloodborne. Messing around with my +10 Burial Blade in NG+ (thanks Gehrman😂) The knock back effect on this thing is...

Uh...STAGGERING 😬 I did a charge attack on this dude in Central Yarnham and knocked him through the spiked fence... every time. Embarrassing death bro. #Bloodborne #burialblade #newgameplus #diedbadly #playstation #ps4

Added a basic shadow pass. Bloodborne time. #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sketch #process #paper #pencil #oldschool

Shadow forms blocked in with light blue pencil. #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sketch #process

Batman sketch. Cleaned up pencils. #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sketch #process

Heretic sketch. Added a simple shadow pass. #heretic #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sketch #process

Heretic sketch. Cleaned up pencils. A gift for a friend #heretic #art #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #process #pencil #paper #oldschool

Heretic sketch. Just loosening up. #heretic #batmanbadblood #characterdesign #wbanimation #dccomics #dcentertainment #sketch

Heretic #heretic #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign #modelsheet

Heretic #heretic #batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign #modelsheet

Heretic #batmanbadblood #batman #heretic #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #modelsheet #characterdesign

Batrockin! #batroctheleaper #batroc #marvel #sketch #process #warmup #justforfun #classic

Hangin with the brilliant and talented Yvonne Strahovski at the Paley center premiere of Batman:

Bad Blood in NY last week. Yvonne is an amazing actress and brilliantly lent her talents to our production as Batwoman, a breakout DC Superhero who is at the very heart of our latest feature. #batman #batmanbadblood #batwoman #paleycenter #newyork #yvonnestrahovski #masseffect #miranda #actress #backstage

More rough stuff. Just havin fun. #batmanbadblood #batman #dccomics #dcentertainment #sketch

Rough Batman sketch. Work in progress, a gift for a friend.

#batman #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #rough #sketch #process

Batman: Bad Blood screening and panel at the Paley Center in NY was awesome.

A big thank you to all the amazing fans who waited outside in the cold to join us for this special event. Left to right: Travis Willingham (Heretic) Sean Maher (Nightwing) Yvonne Strahovski (Batwoman) Myself, director Jay Oliva and Moderator Lucas Siegel. So much fun! #batmanbadblood #premiere #paleycenter #newyork #fans #thebest #batwoman #nightwing #heretic #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Batman: Bad Blood screening and panel at the Paley Center in NY was awesome.

A big thank you to all the amazing fans who waited outside in the cold to join us for this special event. Left to right: Yvonne Strahovski (Batwoman), Travis Willingham (Heretic) Myself, director Jay Oliva and Sean Maher (Nightwing). So much fun! #batmanbadblood #premiere #paleycenter #newyork #fans #thebest #batwoman #nightwing #heretic #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

#nightwing #batmanbadblood #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #art #animation #killingtime

Hotel room sketching waiting for our premiere #nightwing #batmanbadblood #premiere #wbanimation #dickhrayson #seanmaher #dccomics #art #hotel #newyork #ilovenewyork

Teen Titans lineup from Justice League vs Teen Titans. Coming Spring 2016!

#teentitans #justiceleaguevsteentitans #dccomics #dcentertainment #animation #cartoons #robin #starfire #bluebeetle #cyborg #raven #nightwing #beastboy

#captainbritain #brianbraddock #anatomy #figuredrawing #sketch

A man can't do only one sketch of Captain Britain. #captainbritain #sketches #roughs #marvel #onedoesnotsimply #cmonson

Captain Britain sketch. Quick anatomy block in, maybe 5 minutes.

I'll probably "paint" the costume details on in Photoshop. If I was super practical I would never draw on paper again to eliminate the scanning aspect. But I like drawing on paper with a pencil. I'm weird like that. 😂 #captainbritain #brianbraddock #britishsuperhero #marvel #sketch #process #processjunkie #ihatescanningdrawings #ihatescanners #butilovepaper #thekingsenglish

Phone doodles #Spiderman #wolverine #sketchysketch

Here is the rest of that Panthro sketch from yesterday.

I'll finish it and add color at some point blah blah blah WIP blah... blah #panthro #sketch #WIP #friday #blah

Panthro sketch #panthro #thundercats #sketch #80s #cartoons #animation #WIP #justforfun

Rough Darkseid head sketches from Justice League: War, 2012.

#darkseid #justiceleague #justiceleaguewar #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign

Season 2 Vixen shorts coming 2016! #vixen #cwseed #dccomics #wbanimation

Cap sketch from last year. Drawn in the sketchbook I keep next to my bed haha #captainamerica #steverogers #avenger #sketch #sketchbook #art #process #2015

Older work. Thumbnail sketch of Beast Boy from 2011.

#beastboy #youngjustice #sketch #drawing #process #beatmode

Older work. Wolverine thumbnail sketches from 2011.

Found these in a stack of drawings while cleaning my studio today. #wolverine #sketches #drawings #process

Warmup doodles from this morning #Spiderman #sketch #marvel #warmup

Bought my wife this Mario figure a while back and the other day she spray painted it matte black...

#thisiswhywecanthavenicethings #mario #beagle

Old sketch from 2011. Just playing around with a more pushed and exaggerated style #wonderwoman #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #characterdesign #style #animation

2012. I drew this crazy buff and ugly Superman for Justice League:

The Flashpoint Paradox and the fanboys were very upset with me. #superman #flashpointparadox #justiceleaguetheflashpointparadox #justiceleague #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sorryguys #imnotreallysorry

Tiff in our extra tidy studio loft at Pershing Square back in the day.

#studio #DTLA #tiffaniemiyashiro #loft #losangeles #cutiepie #invinciblehandbook #gorgeouslady

Happy Birthday to my buddy Paul Harmon. One of the funniest, most brilliant and absurdly talented people I've ever met.

Cheers pal @dogmeatsausage #happybirthday #paulharmon #cheers #beers #artist

Haven't seen these cats in a minute. #oldschool #homies

I'm happy that I got to do my take on Jack Kirby's Forever People for an episode of Young Justice

back in 2010...BUT- If it were up to me I would be working on a series based on Kirby's Fourth World stuff. Everything that makes Star Wars great and then some. #bigbear #markmoonrider #seriphan #dccomics #wbanimation #youngjustice #foreverpeople #fourthworld #spaceopera #newgods #jackkirby

I'm happy that I got to do my take on Jack Kirby's Forever People for an episode of Young Justice

back in 2010...BUT- If it were up to me I would be working on a series based on Kirby's Fourth World stuff. Everything that makes Star Wars great and then some. #dccomics #wbanimation #youngjustice #foreverpeople #fourthworld #spaceopera #newgods #jackkirby

Nightwing in Batman: Badblood #nightwing #batman #batmanbadblood #dickgrayson #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #seanmaher #2016

Arrow turn detail. Close ups and Head turns are important!

#designers #characterdesign #basics #fundamentals #animation #devilisinthedetails

Arrow model sheet from the Vixen animated shorts on CW seed.

#arrow #vixen #dccomics #cwseed #characterdesign #modelsheet #animation #wbanimation

Flash model sheet from our Vixen web series on CW Seed.

Based on the DC characters featured in CW's Flash and Arrow shows, the main challenge was to faithfully adapt the existing look of the characters from live action for the medium of animation. Fun stuff! #flash #theflash #barryallen #dccomics #dcentertainment #cwseed #wbanimation #vixen #characterdesign

Rough sketch of Secret from 2010 #secret #youngjustice #wbanimation #dccomics

Drawn back in 2011 as part of a WBA jam piece for charity.

This was sold at an auction to help raise money for research and the treatment of people suffering from Parkinson's disease. My good buddy and animation legend Tim Walker, who has been battling the disease for over a decade, asked me to contribute along with many of my WBA colleagues and friends. We drew some cartoons and raised some funds for an important cause. 😊 #Robin #dccomics #penandink #wbanimation #parkinsonsawareness

Me and my boy Rob AKA Trebor Redwarts back in like 93'.

Photo courtesy of big bro @andrew_strawder #muppets

Tiff and the Christmas tree. #Christmas #holidays #decorate #saturday #lovely

Samurai movie night. Tatsuya Nakadai, One of the greatest and most iconic players in the history of Jidaigeki cinema.

My favorite Nakadai role has to be in Goyokin (official gold) , but he was pretty much brilliant in everything. #samuraimovie #tatsuyanakadai #samurai #jidaigeki

Young Justice pins! 😀 #youngjustice #aqualad #robin #missmartian #dccomics #wbanimation

We found some YJ pins at House of Secrets on our walk today...

My hand is not featured in this photo #houseofsecrets #comics #burbank #youngjustice #robin #aqualad #missmartian #dccomics #wbanimation

The Birthday girl! Happy birthday @tmiyashiro 😍

11-23-2007 @thecarnerosinn #napa #anniversary #8years #carnerosinn #tiffaniemiyashiro

Heretic! #batman #batmanbadblood #heretic #wbanimation #dccomics

Dick Grayson as the Dark Knight in Batman: Bad Blood #dickgrayson #batman #batmanbadblood #blueandgray #dccomics #wbanimation #blueandgrayson

Heretic! #batmanbadblood #batman #heretic #darkknight #dccomics #wbanimation

Heretic! #batmanbadblood #batman #heretic #darkknight #dccomics #wbanimation

Batwoman and Batman in Batman: Bad Blood. #batman #batmanbadblood #batwoman #dccomics #wbanimation #2016

Remembering happier days in the great city of Paris. We will be back soon.

Peace to all the people of France and all the people of the world. #Paris #France #peace #tolerance #compassion

Dick Grayson slaying all with deadly good looks in Batman:

Bad Blood #dickgrayson #batman #batmanbadblood #nightwing #dccomics #wbanimation

Heretic! #batman #batmanbadblood #batmanfamily #heretic #villains #bigbad #dccomics #wbanimation

Sweet Nightwing figure bundled with the collectors edition of Batman: Bad Blood.

Not quite on model as far as capturing my design from the animation. They went a little more realistic, suggesting more anatomy etc... probably closer to the cover art on the packaging rather than the actual look of the animation design. But I can't complain. Pretty dope to see the design realized in this way. Good job DC sculptor guys #batman #batmanbadblood #batmanfamily #nightwing #wbanimation

Batman and Robin doin it again for the first time. New twist on a classic theme. Batman:

Bad Blood coming in 2016 #batmanbadblood #batman #robin #dickgrayson #damianwayne #batmanfamily #dccomics #wbanimation #squadgoals

Batman: Bad Blood is coming in 2016. Dick Grayson rockin the blue and grey.

#batmanbadblood #dickgrayson #blueandgrey #classic #nightwing #dccomics #wbanimation

Zero doing her best impression of a Caravaggio painting.

Photo by @tmiyashiro #beagle #beaglestagram #caravaggio #chiaroscuro #baroque

Back on home turf... almost. #centralpark #newyork #october #tiffaniemiyashiro

Haven't drawn anything in a week or so. Dusting off the cobwebs. Heh.

#Spiderman #sketch #drawing #sketchbook #spidey #marvel #pun

La Seine at night #laseine #seine #paris

#louvre #paris

#louvre #paris #pyramid

#walk #underthebridge #seine #laseine #paris

#laseine #seine #paris #walk

#seine #laseine #walk #paris

Tiff #laseine #seine #paris #tiffaniemiyashiro

Girl in Paris 3 #paris #seine #underthebridge

Alley #paris #alley #walking

La Seine #laseine #river #paris

Saw the most amazing Collection of Kuniyoshi woodblock prints at the Petit Palais this afternoon.

#kuniyoshi #prints #woodblock #woodblockprint #thefloatingworld #oni #samurai #demon

Randomly discovered this Moebius exhibit while exploring museums in Paris today.

This man is in the pantheon of creators unparalleled. The sheer wonder and unbridled imagination of his work puts him right up there next to guys like Kirby, and Miyazaki. #Moebius #jeangiraud #exhibit #art

Randomly discovered this Moebius exhibit while exploring museums in Paris today.

This man is in the pantheon of creators unparalleled. The sheer wonder and unbridled imagination of his work puts him right up there next to guys like Kirby, and Miyazaki. #Moebius #jeangiraud #exhibit #art

Miniature fairy land #louvre

Girl in Paris part 2 #lalouvre #louvre #lightningbolt

Dude is inside the Honeycomb hideout. #negativezone #honeycombhideout #inthematrix #lalouvre #louvre

Saw this Brian Braddock sculpture at Album comics in Paris and snapped a pic to remind myself I gotta do some Captain Britain drawings at some point.

Also, @tmiyashiro commented that he should be called 'Union Jack' .. I had to explain that there already is another guy that wears the Union Jack... And he's named Union Jack. #brianbraddock #excalibur #albumcomics #paris #unionjack #butnotunionjack #iamanerd

#Paris #alley #street

Girl in Paris #Paris #france #tiffaniemiyashiro

Tangled tree. #Amsterdam #vondelpark #netherlands

Walking to the Rijks museum #rijksmuseum #amsterdam #Netherlands #rainyday

Rainy day in Amsterdam #rainyday #Netherlands #amsterdam #canals

Rainy day walk in Amsterdam #Amsterdam #Netherlands #vondelpark #rainyday #hollanddays #letsgodutch

Strolling through Dagobah #vondelpark #Amsterdam #Netherlands #walk #stroll #dagobah #dagobahsystem

On the canals #Amsterdam #canal #Netherlands #walking #overwater

Walking in Vondel park #vondelpark #Amsterdam #Netherlands #walk #underthebridge

Walking in Vondelpark #Amsterdam #vondelpark #duck #walking

On the canals #Amsterdam #canal #Netherlands

Listening to the audio tour guide while visiting one of Amsterdam's famous 17th century hidden churches.

This place is totally haunted. #church #hiddenchurch #secret #haunted #amsterdam #Netherlands #ghosts

Walking in Amsterdam #canals #canal #amsterdam #hollanddays #Netherlands

Wiped out after our flight and the time change... But I can't stop drawing Batman heads on hotel stationery.

Weird. #batman #Amsterdam #Netherlands #hotel #rituals

Airport Tim Drake sketch. Just killin time. #youngjustice #youngjusticeinvasion #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #sketchbook #killingtime #spiralbound #pencil #sketch

#centralpark #nyc #fall #panoramic

Central Park in the Fall. #centralpark #fall #autumn #trees #walk #perfectday #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #tiffaniemiyashiro

The usual suspects. James Tucker, myself and Jay Oliva on our Batman Bad Blood panel at the Javits center.

#batman #batmanbadblood #animation #wbanimation #dccomics #dcentertainment

Awesome Vixen cosplay by @sun_z Such a great interpretation!

#comiccon #newyorkcomiccon #vixen #marimccabe #dcentertainment #wbanimation #cosplay

Morning bat sketch on hotel stationery. Batman: Bad Blood crew is in NY for comic con, come see us tonight if you are at the show.

#batman #batmanbadblood #nycc #newyork #centralpark

We are back in the Big Apple this year for another comic con!

WBA is showing a preview of Batman Bad Blood Friday October 9th at NYCC. Panelists include myself, Jay Oliva, James Tucker, Jason O'Mara, and Gaius Charles. Come see us if you are going to the Con! #batman #Batwoman #batmanfamily #wbanimation #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #nycc #newyork

#Garrison #battlechasers #cintiq #photoshopcc #sketch #draw

Saturday, having fun with Photoshop #photoshopcc #Garrison #battlechasers #cintiq

Garrison sketch, just for fun. #Garrison #battlechasers #swordsman #sketch #joemad

Don't get it twisted Zero. October morning in my studio 😊 #beagle #beagles #beaglestagram #sleepingdog #pretzel #october #fall

Superman, WIP. Just a sketch, not for an official project.

#superman #sketch #cintiq #manofsteel #photoshopcc #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Eye see you. At my Moms place in 06'. Photo by @tmiyashiro #losangeles #directorscut #bigcityofdreams

In the land of Make believe. Photo by @tmiyashiro #falsehood #pretend #illusion #beneaththesurface

She's watching me read the outline for my new project hoping for treats.

#besties #beagle #officemates #thegoodlife #zeromiyashiro

Big Matt Murdock. The Double D. #daredevil #mattmurdock #dd #marvel #sketch #process #photoshopcc

We are back in the Big Apple this year for another comic con!

WBA is showing a preview of Batman Bad Blood Friday October 9th at NYCC. Panelists include myself, Jay Oliva, James Tucker and Jason O'Mara. Come see us if you are going to the Con! #batman #Batwoman #batmanfamily #wbanimation #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #nycc #newyork

#daredevil #sketch #cintiq #wacom

Me and Joe in 2005. #brothers

Batwing in Batman: Bad Blood #batwing #batman #batmanbadblood #lukefox #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

My designs for Killer Moth, Mad Hatter and Firefly in Batman: Bad Blood.

#batman #batmanfamily #batmanbadblood #killermoth #madhatter #firefly #wbanimation #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment

Batwing regulating with shoulder missiles in Batman: Bad Blood.

Come check out our preview and panel at NYCC on October 9th. #batwing #batman #badblood #lukefox #shouldermissiles

We are showing a preview of Batman Bad Blood Friday October 9th at NYCC.

Panelists include myself, Jay Oliva, James Tucker and Jason O'Mara. Come see us if you are going to the Con! #batman #Batwoman #batmanfamily #wbanimation #dccomics #dcuniverse #animation #nycc #newyork

Zero Miyashiro revealing her true form... Jackrabbit shadow style. #36chambers

Messing around with my new 27 inch HD cintiq. 1990's Sabertooth.

#Sabertooth #sketch #marvel #capcom #jimlee #cintiq #wacom

Saturday morning sketch. Just having fun. #warmup #saturday #battlechasers #gully

Another old sketch of Al I found while I was cleaning up my desktop.

Throwing some color on just for fun. WIP #alphonseelric #fullmetalalchemist #fanart #anime #animation

Started some Full Metal Alchemist sketches ages ago and just found them on my desktop, thought I would add some color and finish a few...

Because why not? Alphonse Elric WIP #alphonseelric #fullmetalalchemist #anime #animation #fanart #statealchemist

If you feel like frontin' today don't do it around me...

#Columbo #instincts #inspectahdeck #justonemorething

Gary and Rosa lookin great in some holiday sweaters!

My dad took this photo around Christmas time in 1988 when the O'brien family still lived next door to us. Gary made a big impact on my development as an artist from an early age. On my first visit to a local comic shop with my brother and Gary and Rosa's sons, who were my closest friends at the time, he bought me some of my first comics and recognizing a fellow artist he always encouraged me to pursue my art. When I finally started making a living with my talent he offered me some of the most sincere words of support and encouragement I've ever gotten from anyone.

My Mom and my Aunty at Griffith Park in 1982 #griffithpark #traveltown

Beagle in the laundry basket? #beagle #beagles #beaglestagram #ilovemybeagle #zeromiyashiro

Big boss makes a new friend, Ocelot looks on. Big Boss, D-dog and Revolver Ocelot, MGS5 The Phantom Pain.

#bigboss #mgs #mgsv #mgs5 #thephantompain #revolverocelot #kojima #hideokojima

#greenbeetle #bluebeetle #youngjustice #youngjusticeinvasion #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Utterly fantastic Batgirl cosplay based on my design from Young Justice Invasion by the lovely @mangosirene Special thanks to @scribblebug for the tip 😊 #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #wbanimation #youngjustice #youngjusticeinvasion #batgirl #barbaragordon

Cassie Sandsmark AKA Wondergirl was one of the first characters I designed for the second season of Young Justice.

I love drawing the kid heroes of The DCU and there is something particularly fun about drawing such an adorable powerhouse character like Cassie. She's super cute but she's also incredibly strong and she has such a bright and charming persona. Anyway I knew exactly what I wanted her to look like but when I drew the concept sketch Greg Weisman wasn't feeling it. He thought she looked too casual or too sporty or something. I guess I was instinctively aiming for something less costumey and more like something that any athletic girl would wear, while still keeping the all American girl next door look. I was all set to do another pass but when Geoff Johns saw the pitch artwork for Season two he apparently loved the Cassie design and commented that it perfectly captured her character. .. so for the sake of reaching an equitable consensus and with the collaborative spirit in mind Greg withdrew his objection. After all, we like to make the guys at DC happy whenever we can since we are all working towards a common goal! #Wondergirl #cassiesandsmark #youngjustice #youngjusticeinvasion #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #production #truestory

Wondergirl from Young Justice Invasion! #wondergirl #cassiesandsmark #wonderwoman #youngjustice #youngjusticeinvasion #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Neutron! Season 2 episode 6! #youngjustice #youngjusticeinvasion #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #wbanimation #neutron #imfromthefuture

Red Arrow! Voiced by the incredibly talented and prolific @crispinfreeman #redarrow #youngjustice #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #wbanimation #royharper

Red Arrow! #redarrow #youngjustice #dccomics #dcuniverse #dcentertainment #wbanimation #royharper

I gotta say it's still a unique joy to see fans create costumes to cosplay based on my work.

This guy is killin it with the pose and the attitude. Solid Red Arrow cosplay right here. I don't know who this dude is but if anyone knows the guy message me so I can properly link and credit. #redarrow #cosplay #youngjustice #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation

Blast from the past...

you never know what you will find when you are cleaning out your studio...Back in the late 80's and early to mid 90s my mom worked at the Venice Family Clinic on the West side of Los Angeles, which among other things provided free health care to the local homeless and low income families. They used to sponsor an annual art walk event, open to everybody, which exhibited the work of local artists and generally brought the community together for some art appreciation. Somehow she roped me and my friends into picking up trash for the community at one of these things! Haha! This photo was taken in 1989 when I was 11 years old... I can't believe we are all in this shot together but these guys were some of my closest and best friends when we were growing up. Shout out to Ron, Nelson, Jonny and Jarrett. Much Love.

Blown away by the work of the talented @librabear Young cat from the UK doing awesome work with

his team #thelineanimation #superturboatomicninjarabbit if you're a fan of retro 80s Anime, ninja turtles, thundercats, animated title sequences by TMS or uh... fun, check out my mans work #awesome #animation

Art from #cwseed #Vixenanimated behind the scenes feature discussing design with myself, James Tucker and voice actress Meaglyn Echikunwoke.

Check out my Twitter account for the link @phil_bourassa #dccomics #dcentertainment #wbanimation #design