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JLA CG Concepts - Batman by DanielAraya JLA CG Concepts - Batman by DanielAraya
A few weeks ago, just for fun I started doing concepts for a faux Justice League CG movie. I've always been a huge fan of Bruce Timm and the DC Timmverse he helped create, and I thought it would be cool to basically design the JLA movie that I would direct if given the chance. I didn't do any huge drastic changes because I didn't want to betray the characters in terms of who they are and what they're about. I just wanted to build on what's already been established and tweak things the way I saw them. I was going to wait until I had more artwork before I posted this, but with all the freelance I've got, I don't think I'll be able to work on this again for a while.

THIS IMAGE: I wanted Batman to be composed of triangular shapes to emphasize how dangerous he is. I also didn't want to draw him big and bulky because in my version he's primarily an acrobat, not a bodybuilder. He's constantly doing flips and jumping off rooftops, so he'd be extremely lean. I also gave him the more armored costume because

1) It looks cool

2) Having an outfit that looks more like protective gear while everyone else is wearing more "costume-y" outfits visually reinforces the fact that he's human and mortal. It reminds us that he NEEDS this to protect him and that's a trait that I (and I think most people) like about batman.

I also made Batman's skin even more pale here than in the Bruce Wayne pic to further emphasize the lack of warmth in Batman, and it also helped to add more contrast against the darkness of his suit. I like the idea of his face being that one little speck of pale, cold, humanity peeking out from this huge enveloping shroud of darkness.
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umsongb Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
Love it!!
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DanielJeon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I would like to ask for your permission to use this concept art for sculpting. Just as a hobby! I'll remember to credit your original piece if I ever post mine online. Wonderful work as always!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it, thanks for asking!
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SalmanHashmi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Amazing stuff. If these are ever rigged I would love to animate them. 
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen some people make models of these but I don't think anyone has rigged their models
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Ciupakabra Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
All i gotta say is - wow!
I really love the way he looks: he's lean, but still has the sense of dangerousness about him, that just screams, "Don't mess with the bats" 
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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umbatman Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
agreed.
man you said it, i love the nolan bat suits (2)
it should be protective armour
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Valeria262 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
don't know why but i really like the chin guard, i feel like not enough iterations utilize such a simple design
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arfrico Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I love your work! with clean cut styling and smooth outlines, this costume is one of my preferred look for Batman amongst the many others done out there. Keep it up man, and the point that Batman is more of an acrobat rather than a muscle-bound hero, exactly fits my interpretation of him also. (which is my only complaint on the Arkham game series) Actually, I agree with you an all levels of your self-commentary...heheh..cheers!
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