These were all done late last year, colored up to last month.
Batman copyright © DC Comics
I wasn't going to color this drawing, but got involved in all the highlights and reflected lights, then thought that the Adam West Batman treatment made the most sense for the background (created in Illustrator). I downloaded a bunch of "comic-book" fonts specifically for this, and used one for the "Zowie!" (which I still modified), and I even looked up Bat Fight-Words in Google images for references. According to my research, "Zowie" was never actually one of them.
Here I tried to do an animation-style, little loose and fun. Okay coloring and all, I tried to keep it simple and graphic. Slats and emblem done in Illustrator, then imported.
I was going for a dramatic pose foreshortened or in perspective (whichever applies; I'm still not sure). Some anatomy issues here, but I'm also working out the modified uniform. I like the head/expression, and the emblem. I later worked out a better belt, but I liked this enough to color it.
This is about the third of four attempts at drawing "my" Batman gliding in perspective with his slat-wings.
I really liked how this one came out (the pose, the linework, the details and the drama), but was still struggling with my leg anatomy, which is why I cropped them down in the color comp. If I do say so myself, the coloring on the figure went especially well, and this piece is the one of which I am most proud out of this batch. I did do a cool "gothic" nameplate treatment of "Batman" on this, but didn't like the resulting composition as well (included below).
This is the same as the above including the nameplate-treatment this time. The font is Ironweed, then manipulated and distressed in PhotoShop. Once I put it on top of the background in the composition in the previous version, the lettering got lost, so I tried darkening and re-arranging the composition to fix that. I never liked the result as much, but I still like the lettering-treatment.