Jul 22, 2012

El Caballero Oscuro

After a TON of different poses and figure studies, I got ready to bang out the final "El Batman" drawing. I'd measured out a composition with some other elements in it, and was kinda half-heartedly working on it but kept gravitating back to another sketch, which slowly became the final piece here. So much for a measured, linear process...

Those other elements are still crawling around in my head though; one way or another they'll have to come out.
I just watched "The Dark Knight" for the 47th time, and one of Batman's final lines just popped into my head; fits really well with my last blog about why people love Batman: "I'm whatever Gotham needs me to be." Which is rad both in and out of context. Cause that's his appeal too; you can pick your own flavor of Batman, from all his crazy incarnations. You can mix a suicide shake of three or four different versions, and play around with what would and wouldn't work in each one. He really is whatever you need him to be.

Now go see the new movie. It's pretty good.

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