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Just a little Joke by zillabean Just a little Joke by zillabean
A portrait-style sketch of J.J., from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, as requested by :iconthat-one-gal: from my Holiday Sketch Giveaway ([link])!

I honestly had a hard time selecting a winner for the sketch simply because there were so many fun ideas, but in the end J.J. won out since it was something that I'd never tackled before, and his design looked really fun to draw. I actually went a little overboard and laid down some brush pen inks over top of it 'cuz I was having so much fun. Plus, everyone loves a little Joker ;)

I hope I did okay, :iconthat-one-gal:! Enjoy :)

I'm still in the decision stage for the Layton pieces, so for those of you who submitted ideas for that, please bear with me :)

[JJ 2011 DC] -- [Dec. 2011]
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no, I'm TOTALLY of the same mindset. Always give credit where credit is due, and it really rubs me the wrong way when people don't do that. When I reference, I always credit, I feel dirty if I don't :(
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:iconboredman:
Boredman Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My point exactly.
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:iconrcatstott:
rcatstott Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woohhh thats cool
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AjTheArtist91 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
nice art! i'd like to see this in color!
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:iconcormat48:
Cormat48 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha this is BEAST! I love the penning and design they are excellent! Though seeing this makes me want to watch the episode, but I can't ever find it! still great job!!!
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcormat48:
Cormat48 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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:icontekkimonsta:
tekkimonsta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i color this in<33 it looks cool to do so
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it! :)
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:icontekkimonsta:
tekkimonsta Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconkundaba:
Kundaba Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Ooh, you brought back memories with this one, Zilla. Props to ye :3
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconphantomgirl:
PhantomGirl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
JJ!
Sweety! Get Mommy's bazooka!
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:iconsakya-chan:
Sakya-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*dies a little* Timmy.......;3;
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:iconharoldpotter:
HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I loved this movie so much. Such a great sendoff for one of the greatest versions of the Joker.
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:iconyeomaria:
yeomaria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
i can't decide which part i love more, the insane but kind of sweet kid of the expressions, or the hand gesture and shape
it's a really neat piece portraying an insane character :)
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Yup. That's the Joker.

Just staring... With those creepy, creepy eyes....

Fortunately I've seen worse in the last year and so he doesn't faze me much anymore. ;p

Nice work. :thumbsup:
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Toxic-Fox-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student
His expression looks really awesome, and I also love the sorts of shading you've used for his hair and the tone of the sketch. Nice work! :D
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconsamcybercat:
SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Oh gosh, this is totally adorable~!

I know the expression is pretty sinister, but I still want to pinch his little cheeks. XD
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fat crazy cheeks
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:iconrasenth:
rasenth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Oh Godddd, that is the single most traumatizing animated movie I have ever watched, next to X. ;A;!! You captured his personality perfectly!
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconboredman:
Boredman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Man, i'd love to see that one in color. OwO
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think someone else wanted to color it, so I gave them the green light if they wanted :)
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:iconboredman:
Boredman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. Is it the usual guy or someone new ?
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, you mean :iconrealnoir13:? Nah, someone else commented suggesting they might wanna try, and I am fine with that!
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:iconboredman:
Boredman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh right, i found the comment. It's :iconkisa1:, right ?
I'll keep an eye out then, see how it turns out >w>
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep!
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:icontenki-101:
Tenki-101 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm really glad you selected this one because the story of this Robin is my personal favorite.
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So creepy!
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:icontenki-101:
Tenki-101 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
And incredibly terrifying.
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:icontarnishedhoshi:
TarnishedHoshi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOT. I love the "creepy hands" Very Joker-esk.
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*laughing* Well, I suppose that's one way of putting it!
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stokerbramwell Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I recognized this as J.J. instantaneously! Absolutely stunning.
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconrebellucario:
RebelLucario Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I REMEMBER THAT!!! Wasn't he still being controlled all those years later?
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've not seen the movie in years now, so I don't honestly remember much.
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RebelLucario Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah...
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:iconathelind:
Athelind Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
*shiver* I can hear that giggle. That desperate, broken giggle.
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:iconbensaret:
Bensaret Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AH! Creepiest! Cartoon! Moment! EVER!!!!! >_<
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RealNoir13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, that movie in wich Joker and Harley kidnaps Tim and brainwash him in order to act like if he was their son?
Yeah, that was a cool one indeed! x)

Awesome work, lady! Always so stylish!
Keep up the good work! =)
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's the one! It was kind of creepy!
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CrazyAcornOMG Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My God, this is amazing!! Brilliant detail and posing, you really got the perspective right as well as the minor aspects of his outfit. Great job!!
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkata:
Kata Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I still adore your style :D Great pic
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:iconzeartist:
Zeartist Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. Great rendition of the character. :)
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DeathToSquishies Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I didn't notice you were having a giveaway. D: Sadface.

You did an awesome job here, though. O: His face really is expressive.
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Don't worry, there'll be other times.
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