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I've done a number of Batman commissions, but I'll probably never get tired of them. Batman has a design that is probably more flexible than any other. You can do almost anything with him and it can still work. I don't think I've found MY Batman yet, but maybe it'll come eventually.

Markers, watercolor and color pencil on Bristol.

Batman © DC Comics
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:icondracowormart:
DracowormArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Great work! :D
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:iconvampeer1:
vampeer1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
excellent!
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:iconironman150:
ironman150 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Love it. speechless.
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:iconmazzaropi:
Mazzaropi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
O.O "I'm Batman!"
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:iconleehocking514:
Leehocking514 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol nice work! I'm gonna be making a batman stop motion thing soon.
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:iconauroradark:
AuroraDark Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic :D Definitely one of the nicest Batman artworks I've seen. An instant :+fav:
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconjudittondora:
judittondora Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this style :)
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:icongothamspfx:
GothamSPFX Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
and another great piece
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:icondeadlast007:
deadlast007 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is Fantastic! Totally Awesome! I'm tempted to freehand and attempt this in the same medium, but I see me messing it up. :(
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Thanks. Messing up is part of the process. I screw up all the time. It's part of the charm of working in traditional mediums. Go for it!
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:iconjwillson:
jwillson Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome version of the Dark Knight.
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:iconbarfast:
barfast Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
impresionante!
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:iconmookiejr:
mookiejr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwssome.
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:iconyonky74:
yonky74 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Awesome!
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:iconsathomaso:
saTHOMASo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i really dig the light coming in from the right side. gives the whole piece nice depth :)
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   General Artist
DROOL! HAHAHA

Very nice meeting you at Heroes Con, Chris. Your book is one of my faves from the show. :)
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:iconrandolph4772:
Randolph4772 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Really great Batman!
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
My favorite comic character looks great in your style. Love the fading bats from fore to back. Awesome.
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:iconyelahttam:
yelahttam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
You're a master of the ink markers, mate. - mh
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Thank you much!
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:iconsamgreenart:
SamGreenArt Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
The soft and Subtle shading on this is beautiful. :+fav:
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:iconsrtaquesadilla:
SrtaQuesadilla Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you sculpt very well with your knowledge of shading spectrum
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:iconcosmic-rocket-man:
Cosmic-Rocket-Man Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
suberb!
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:iconanonymous1310:
anonymous1310 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
beautiful art
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:iconspiderguile:
SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Astonishingly wicked!!! :D
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:iconbillreinhold:
BillReinhold Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional
Fantastic!
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:iconsparky-del-ireland:
sparky-del-Ireland Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
jesus, it's so clean. unbelievable
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:iconpaladinartea:
PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
wonderful job
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:iconandersonblackadam:
AndersonBlackAdam Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I could draw a Bats like this.
And call it mine.;)
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:iconleperkon:
Leperkon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
batman is one of my all time childhood superheros..!

facial expression kinda looks a bit gloomy rather than angry or vengenfull. is this intended, or just me?
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kmtips Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009   Filmographer
Wow, this is great. Love the lighting, the style and the mood of the piece.

I feel like his face doesn't express the same feel as the rest. It IS Batman, but I feel his face should be as dynamic as his body.
Also, the hand might be just a little too close to the top of the page.

But way better than I've ever done.


Great job.
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:iconcaptain34:
Captain34 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Wonderful classic Batman look and feel! :thumbsup:
Bravo! :clap::clap:
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:iconthawk:
thawk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student General Artist
Looking at this I sense more of a Neal Adams/Adam Hughes mixture than Jim Lee or anyone else for that matter. The scene is very dramatic and flows extremely well. I really like the whole vibe of the picture.
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thawk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student General Artist
Looking at this I sense more of a Neal Adams/Adam Hughes mixture than Jim Lee or anyone else for that matter. The scene is very dramatic and flows extremely well. I really like the whole vibe of the picture.
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:iconkawka78:
kawka78 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Oh...
...Hello Batsy.
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:iconbloodzilla-billy:
Bloodzilla-Billy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional
Serious skills dude..I never know what to say!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Thank you:)
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:icononikaizer:
Onikaizer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
quick question on your process, do you start with light colors then add up shadows and then drop the highlights and reflected lights?
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
I start with darks and build up the lights. I'll sometimes do blacks later, but in most cases, I start with the black and build up from there. The highlights are always last though.
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Artist
See I think the total opposite, I can't do much with Batman and make it look good. You got skills man, I love this.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Man, I have a hard time believing that. In fact...I already have proof to the contrary. That brilliant Superman/Batman book you did! That was a very slick Bats.

Thanks!
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Artist
HA! I didn't draw Batman once in that book!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
You didn't? Was there an evil Bats or something in there? I remember something Bats-like if not Bats himself. A Batzarro? Throw me a bone...it'd take me too long to find the actual book in my boxes hehe. In that case, I need to see a WyA Bats! Not want to...NEED to....and want to:)
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Artist
Yeah I drew the Owl version, he's like an evil Batman.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Ah ok...It was a weird story, I remember that, but it was a cool looking version of Bats. My favorite stuff in there was the Bruce and Clark scenes. The subtle character scenes always impress me most in your books.
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Artist
Ah, thanks man.
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:iconcopocomsede:
CopocomSede Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
MUITO BOM!
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:iconbatlesbo:
batlesbo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hm. he looks familiar. =D
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:iconbrohawk:
BroHawk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Sigh.........
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