Art in Honor of Batman Day 2020!

The Week 25 Challenge for the @DCFanArtClub was, no surprise, to illustrate the infamous Dark Knight, but we encourage all artists of ALL skill levels to share their Batman art — old and new — in this thread!

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Past Weekly Challenges Archive:

  1. Expressions: Wear your heart on your (spandex) sleeve
  2. DC LEGO: Just Imagine
  3. Knee-Biters: DC Characters as Toddlers
  4. No Place Like Hideouts: Background challenge
  5. DCFac’s Eggcellent Adventure: Easter egg decorating, DC-style
  6. Feline Fine and Artin’ Onward: Catwoman’s 80th Anniversary
  7. The Anti-blank-Batman-head coalition project: Community User Icons (Free for any to use!)
  8. Community Tag: Members supplying prompts to other members
  9. ‘GID GOOD, SCRUB’ : The Question playing video games while sitting in a beanbag chair
  10. I Make This Look Good: DC weapons, gear and more
  11. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Reproducing official comic artwork
  12. ‘Let the coin decide.’ : Members rolled to see if they would be drawing heroes or villains
  13. DC Diversity: Celebrating black cast members of the DCU in honor of Juneteenth
  14. Challenge 1. DC Pride: Celebrating LBGTQ+ characters in honor of Pride Month
    Challenge 2: LGBTQ+ Icons for the DCU community
  15. ‘We the People’: In celebration of the Fourth, famous figures of history redrawn as DC characters
  16. Character Challenge: Speedsters
  17. ‘Rainbow Connection’: Color-prompt challenge
  18. ‘Out-of-Context Chaos’: Artists picked a single line of text from a comic and created original (and very unrelated) art for it.
  19. ‘Read All About It’: Artists received prompts from a random newspaper headline generator
  20. Character Challenge: Martian Manhunter
  21. ‘Seeing Stars’: The heroes and villains of live-action Stargir
  22. ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ : Drawing characters as teens — but only those we haven’t already seen often de-aged in canon material.
  23. ‘Element-ary’: DC heroes and villains who are master wielders of the elements

Past Monthly Challenges Archive:

  1. March 2020: 80 Years of Robin
  2. April 2020: DC Episodes Turned Into Comic Book Covers
  3. May 2020: Meta Madhouse: TOURNAMENT OF TERROR
  4. June 2020: Team Trinity Challenge
  5. July 2020: Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
  6. August 2020: DC Masterpiece

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Happy almost-Batman-Day, everyone! I decided to pay homage to one of my all-time favorite iterations of the Dark Knight - LEGO Batman:

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I love this! It gives me serious BTAS vibes! You were able to create definition and depth perspective really well in a bichromal image, which is so tough. Batman’s expression is great, which can also be so hard to nail. Great job!

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My style usually leans towards realism so I initially was going to go that route. However nothing really interested me and then inspiration struck. What if I drew a Batman in shadows composed entirely of bats! It is at that point that I should have someone stop me because I did not realize how much work this would entail. I have hand cramps from drawing so many bats but I really like the end result. Completely different style for me but as I say over and over again, these are supposed to be challenges.

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This is dope!! I love that you went with surrealism, because the unconscious mind is such a huge aspect of Batman’s character and really the Batverse as a whole. The detail you accomplished with the individual bats is insane! I zoomed in and noticed that the bats have a variety of wing postures, which really gives it the organic feel of a flurry of bats! Amazing work!

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@TheRealDetectiveChimp great job! I agree it has a real BTAS feel and to me seems like a younger Batman in that series. For someone who sticks to the shadows he sure catches the spotlight a lot. You would think he’d know how to avoid it. Really like this!

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@Hyperia90 great job with LEGO Batman! From a previous challenge I know how hard it is to draw the mini figures and you nailed it with action and everything! And I love you include the Batman theme song!

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@Hyperia90 thanks! I was not sure how it would come out at first when I had just a few bats to help with outlining the folds in the cape and his form, but once I started filling it in it really came together. I like how I was able to use negative space as well.
With that said drawing with individual bats was a real pain. This is where maybe I should have stepped back especially for a weekly challenge but I’m glad I did it

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Thanks!! Yeah, it was pretty tough to accomplish the shading/lighting on the mini figure, which I didn’t anticipate.

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I know it’s a Batman celebration, but I’ve had this idea in my head for too long and also not had a reason to draw The Heckler in a while.

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As usual there’s a whole story behind mine but looking at the rules I can’t post what it is.

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@Goldk very cool! And dint worry I’m developing a story in my head without saying it and hoped I picked up on the right clues.

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I love this. Bet that took forever!

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Thanks! It too a lot longer than my usual drawings.

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This is awesome!! The composition is beautiful and your attention to detail really brings it to life. The bats in B-man’s shadow are a nice touch, and the little details like the texturing on the crystal decanter and the tufted chair upholstery are beautiful. Wonderful piece!

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@jdebottis.93473 this was hilarious! Only Batman would still be in shadows in a greenhouse. I am not as familiar with the Heckler but it really has that humorous tone

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This is so clever! So fun to see the Heckler in action, and I love how the zany flavor of the “comic strip” animation comes through, especially in the watering can. I love the depth perspective you masterfully created using the potted plants. Amazing job!

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Awesome! I can see this as a poster!!!

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I love me some Lego Batman. Great job! Great color job! I can totally hear the Batman theme!

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