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Batman takes a break.


While at APE last weekend, I was able to pick up a couple of lucrative commissions. A couple of folks just wanted quick sketches, though, and this is one of them.

“Batman with a bloody nose, smoking a cigar” was the request, and I tried my darnedest to deliver. It was a pretty fun idea, actually.  Sarah was able to snap a quick photo of the sketch before it was borne away by its new owner.  The hardest thing about commissions is letting go…

What’s cooler than cool?

After doing a couple of commissioned pieces focusing on DC characters, I jut couldn’t stop myself.  Here’s a little bit cleaner version of of Mr./Dr. Freeze, similar to some studies I did earlier.  Again, I like him ’cause he’s very “robot-like”, and I prefer his Batman Animated design.  I did this piece with Rapidographs and Copics, with some hasty digital cleanup…


Na na na na na na na nah… Batman!

I did this one on commission for one of my Kickstarter supporters.  It was one of the incentives.  It’s been a long time since I’ve really set out to draw a “finished” Batman piece, and I’m pretty happy with it.  It actually looks reminiscent of the one I drew 18 years ago, but a little more refined.  I guess my view of Batman has stayed pretty stable over time.  As I’ve said before, I prefer Batman the detective to Batman the superhero.  I’m always more impressed by his ability to break into any building and stay in the shadows over his “abilities” to jump out of the way of bullets or get punched multiple times in the head without consequence.  I inked this with Koh-I-Noor Rapidographs and colored it with Copic Marker.  Some clean-up and enhancement was done digitally with Photoshop.


It’s staying cold.

This little drawing was done as a final practice pass for a commission of, you guessed it, Mr. Freeze.  Or is it Dr. Freeze?  It seems like I’ve heard both.  Anyway, I always like his simple, Batman Animated design the most.  I love spacesuits, and this design always felt more space-suity to me than his more-detailed “I might be a robot” designs typical in the comics.  I also used this drawing to practice color application for ol’ frosty pants.



Just a quick sketch to make sure my brush pens still work.