this is the saga of 'sad Robin, happy Robin'...
when I first drew Robin, something strange and unexpected happened - he looked heart-droppingly sad; he looked like he just found out he was adopted; or like his cape shrunk in the wash; or like batmobile lost a wheel; or like he was simply going through a case of 'the mondays'.
at first I didn't really care - it's just one Robin with one sign that most people will never ever see, but thanks to some constructive feedback from my friend Amanda, I came to realize that no matter how insignificant, the world does not need a pathetic looking sidekick, especially in the form of a Birthday Buddy. So I went back to the drawing board, and went to work on creating the kind of smile that lights up a room - I literally turned his frown upside-down. Now he looks like he is ready to take on any challenge, villain related or otherwise :)
after ready this, you may have the following questions:
• What the heck is a "Birthday Buddy"? (good question - go here to find out)
• What are some other possible expressions that Robin could have? (maybe confused Robin, angry Robin, tired Robin, or even surprised Robin)
• How do you prevent your cape from shrinking in the wash? (it depends on the fabric - if you're unsure, dry cleaning is always a safe bet)
Alright, well I've gotta go - it's morning and I haven't showered, brushed my teeth, or had my coffee yet, and I haven't even decided which order to do these things in, so I have a lot of thinking to do. Till next time...