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Blue Beetle: Khaji Da +STAGE TWO+ by dou-hong Blue Beetle: Khaji Da +STAGE TWO+ by dou-hong




My Thoughts on no YJ or GLATS until JANUARY 2013

"Before the dawn" was good. Like... GAH... ALIENS. EXPLOSIONS. TOO MANY CHARACTERS TO COUNT ON FOUR HANDS...

If you have an itunes subscription to the series, it should have downloaded automatically, but I've heard reports about it not showing up if you don't. Meep. If you want some spoilers and screen caps from the latest episode of YJ or GLTAS, you should probably check out the "young justice" and "gltas" tag on tumblr.

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Anyways, about the pic.

I hadn't done character design in a while, so this was pretty fun. It's actually an older piece, like a month or two old, just posting it now. XD

And of course, being on a blue beetle kick, how could I not try my hand on everybody\'s homicidal scarab, Khaji Da? Now, if you watched "before the dawn," this wouldn't make sense for that universe, but how cool would it be if Khaji Da was originally a Reach Warrior that got stranded on Earth 5000 BC, and was the ultimate influence of the Egyptian aesthetic?

SUPER COOL.

I love Khaji Da in beetle form, but I always thought it would be so neat if he actually had a warrior form that he was prior to just being the scarab. I mean, maybe the alien that he took over died from old age and thatís how heís stuck as a scarab, or maybe thatís his true form. Actually, another thing I was thinking, was that maybe Jaime actually has "stages" of transformation, so this would be like his Stage two, sorta like how Iron Man has his Mark II, III, IV and so forth...

I obviously based his look on the egyptian pharaohs (or did they base their looks on him? *wink*). This was really fun to do.

Now, off to watch YJ again! I have another Saint Walker piece that I'm going to upload soon. ^^ hopefully you fans out there can buy the latest episodes or find them online!

[link] <--- might also like this, a reference to the new character that showed up in the cartoon!

-Dou
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:icontastikixtutsu:
Tastikixtutsu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww niiiice :D
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Szczeniaczek Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Nice :) He look like he come from Egypt :)
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:iconnatomita:
natomita Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
blue :nuu: :clap:
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Coolness!
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Starshinesoldier Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
OMGOMG! I loved "Before the dawn" sosososo muuuch! The Blue Beetle is my fav, hehe, first cause he was hilarious "arguing with himself" and then cause he's just that awesome. :) AND OMG! DID YOU SEE VIRGIL HAWKINS THERE!?!?! I HOPE STATIC SHOWS UP ON YJ THAT WOULD BE EPIC! *\o/*

-cough- >///< Um, anyways, the stages idea is awesome. :) And I totally don't believe Jaime was the "evil" Blue Beetle from the future Impulse was talking about. :( Jaime was probably killed and the Scarab was given a new host. -nodnod-
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XD OMG YES!!! I love static! He was the first DC series that I got into. ^^

Jaime gives me so many feels that I don't know what to do with myself. I sorta want a scene like in the comics where the negotiator totally rips the beetle off his back, but at the same time I don't. T_T

^^ Now it's just a waiting game...
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ETrujillo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Amazing concept. :clap:
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Av8rIrish Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
This is awesome. And that's without me even knowing who the character is... Stop making me want to watch more series. I don't have time. (And if I keep saying that, maybe I'll convince myself. MUST RESIST.) You still keeping up with TFP?
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XD Don't worry, he's not real. Just a personal rendition, he's not going to show up anytime soon. ^^ I haven't kept up with TFP. Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous show, but there's just something about it that's... lacking to me. I don't get excited when I see the synopsis or hear spoilers... and that's a terrible feeling when you want to watch and support.
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Av8rIrish Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I know, but I assume he came from somewhere. And I know what you mean. Your redesigns (Both TFA and TFP) are awesome, though.
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cause-im-fuday-k Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I'm in love with Khaji Da (and like, no one ever likes him!) <3 so I was happy to see thisss <33
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's awesome! Glad to see more KD lovers out there! ^^ I'm glad that you like!
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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kryptocow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome design! The eyes in the front view are unnerving. Though, in the 3/4 view, it kinda looks like he's pouting :C :XD:

btw, the link to your journal goes to the wrong one.
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
bah.... I'm sorry. XD wow, total brain fart, was looking at the wrong link even though you specifically told me it was the journal entry, durrrr. FIXED! Thank you for telling me!
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kryptocow Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sorry if that was unclear! ^^;
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Do you mean the link in the description box? It's supposed to go to my YJ Negotiator concept (they call him the ambassador in the cartoon). XDD Unless you thought it was supposed to go to something else?
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KarAnde Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
before the dawn like darkest before it caused all the stress....and all the feelings, which for a show on tv let alone a cartoon is an impressive feat
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
yeah, that Black Beetle/Wonder Girl Scene. I was like... shaking my hand at the moniter. NOOOOO!
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KarAnde Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
they way things ended in that episode...10 episodes til the end(if its not renewed) seems like so much to pack in..

also the credits showed a certain character initials S.B made an appearance so that was kinda cool
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ReveilleStudios Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student
Very cool!
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They need to bring back the Blue Beetle.
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
strange comment the second incarnation of Jaime Reyes is still running. And i hate every second of it no humor, no peacemaker, no El paso, no friends, a ugly redecine of the reach and a stereotype whining teen super hero.

it is ironic that blue beetle is handeled better in the young justice cartoon then his own comic book now.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Second incarnation of Jaime? This is unexpected.
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well the dc universe rebooted a year back.

jaime reyes is now the first (or second blue beetle) no ted or dan before him and the scarab itself landed in mayan mexico. its a painful read
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Painful? Much like stupid. DC's relaunch did a lot of damage to characters such as Roy Harper. He got his arm back but his daughter Lian never even existed.
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I give them this i love what they did with wonder woman (but that story could even work without the reboot)

But the character that really got the shortest end of stick? Amanda Waller one of the most respected fat woman in comic history has now that stereo type super model figure... -_-
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe they ruined that character. I liked her in the DCAU. Started off as a villain but overtime became an ally to the Justice League and one of the people behind Batman Beyond.
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is incredibly detailed :D I just watched that episode, OMgosh, it was awesome and blew me away.
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Can't wait to see more of the Reach!
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BlackRoseWicth Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG THIS GOT ON THE FRONT PAGE OF DEVIANT ART! CONGRATS! BLUE BEETLE DESERVES WAY MORE CREDIT THAT HE GETS AND SO DOES THIS SHOW OMG YOU'RE AWESOME!
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No way really? shiiiiiiiiiiiit. XD awesome.
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DemonQueen17 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the design. And I want to break my foot off the asses of a few CN execs. This is bullcrap about how they put YJ and GL:TAS on hiatus AGAIN...until JANUARY?!! That is so wack? Yes, I'm from NYC.
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! But yeah... ah well, I guess this is where I can practice my practice...
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Destynee33 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Turned out lovely! I really like your idea of Khaji Da having a warrior form like this, that's pretty neat. Love the design you made for him too! ^^
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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Crystal-Peak Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Loved Before the Dawn. I am a BB fan myself and it was great to see that they finally had the Reach than Darkseid. I can tell the next YJ episodes will be awesome. And this is a great designed. I noticed in YJ when the girls were on a mission and Batgirl and Bumblebee ended up in a chamber with ruins, I noticed the picture of a scarab...coincidence?
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
COICIDENCE? I THINK NOT! XD I have a feeling in my gut that Darkseid is involved somehow, but now I'm just super happy that we even got the Reach.
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Crystal-Peak Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Same here, xD. He must be involved somehow since the Scarab says Apokaliptian technology is 'not compatible'. I would like to see if they will delve into the ruins thing, cause having an Egyptian Khaji-Da would be cool. I always did wonder though, why is the Scarab called like that? It is an A.I., right?
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XD it makes it easier for us humans I guess. I mean, it doesn't hurt the fact that it just literally looks like a blue beetle. It's like if you saw a robot dog. You could call it an ai, but most people would just refer to it as a dog.
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Crystal-Peak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Ah, that makes sense...
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Guiled-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Freaking love this idea so much and I really wish it were canon! It would be definitely refreshing!
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Brendan-Mudk Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind = Blown. :D
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Aweosme one
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Keyser94 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is original.
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jeffreymunoz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice! This must be a very strong Blue Beetle
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like the true first beetle poweder up.

not Jaime Reyes
not Ted Kord
not Dan Garrett
but the Great Pharaoh himself Kha-ef-re

love it
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ooooooooh... didn't even really think specifically about kha-ef-re. That's good...
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an interesting design! I love the Pharaoh element to it. So does this mean this design will be in Young Justice? I remember you stating that you're working on a couple shows right now (well at least Ben 10) but I can't remember if YJ was one of them. XD
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XDD no, no, no.... I work only on Ben 10: Omniverse at CN. YJ and GLTAS are handled at Warner Brothers. Any design that I do and that I have is not official process or final designs. ^^ Just personal work.

One day though... one day... Thank you!
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