WB Animation Character Design, YOUNG JUSTICE, The Flash, Kid Flash, and The Flash (Original). Pencil, Digital color.
This is another item that unintentionally wound up on "The Cutting Room Floor." Along with the "Little Wally" illustration previously posted [link]
, this image was created as a wall photo for the West family home. Featured from left to right are the three "generations" of Flashes, including Barry Allen, Wally West, and Jay Garrick. The premise was that someone in the West family snapped a shot of the trio of speedsters all together out in public, and then the heroes were kind enough to autograph the photo for a young Wally West (The signatures would be a ploy to divert the suspicion of casual visitors to Wally's house).
I hoped to convey the individual personalities of each character in the "photo," with Wally being the obvious showboat, Barry the secure and nonchalant JLA hero, and Jay Garrick as the senior mentor, with a warm smile, and a corny wave.
***UPDATE - 10/15/11 - Keep your eyes peeled to the YJ show, because it turns out that this image may indeed make an appearance after all. I'm flattered that so many seem to dig it, even though it's obvious that the three Flashes aren't even really standing there together. Photoshop fake? LOL! I kid. I'm a kidder.
*** As with all my YOUNG JUSTICE character art, the style is set and approved by Mr. Phil Bourassa.
*** And, as always, the specific color selections are mine.
Characters are copyrighted and trademarked by DC Comics.
••••• R. I. P. Wally West. You ran the hero's path to the very finish. •••••