Up to Bat

Working on a commission of Batman.  I don’t normally do traditional comic book heroes or superheroes, but lately I’ve gotten a lot of requests for them.  Some I’ve never even heard of… Anyway, this client wants my interpretation of Batman, and I’ve been wondering just what that is.  I tried some actiony poses, some creepy, moody ones, and I finally realized that my favorite stories of this guy are the ones where he’s being more of the detective and less of the brawler.  I mean, it never makes sense that he has no superpowers but can take multiple blows to he head, dodge bullets, or even swing around like Spiderman.  I like Batman when he’s sneaking around in the dark solving mysteries with his brain.  So, I’m going to draw something where he’s using his skills, not fists, to stop bad guys.  This here sketch is what I’m leaning towards now.

batman sketch

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About Sam Garland

Freelance illustrator specializing in science fiction and fantasy artwork.

Posted on December 20, 2012, in Sketchbook and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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