Here it is, my completed entry for the contest hosted by in which we dressed our OCs up as comic book characters. I decided to draw a whole host of Batman villains. I apologize for taking so long with this. It would have been finished a long time ago had it not been for other obligations, as well as a sixteen day trip to Italy.
NOTE: I would really appreciate it if one of you could please take the time write a critique summing up your feelings on this piece.
Characters Used (from left to right):
Wade Williams (an anteater) as Scarecrow - I based this design on his appearance in the game "Batman: Arkham Asylum" which I found to be by far his most badass appearance to date. I chose Wade mainly due to his long claws which I think fit with the syringe fingers. Wade himself is actually a supporting character, not a member of the main group, which fits with Scarecrow being somewhat of an outsider.
Parker Romero (a skunk) as The Riddler - This design was based on the game "Batman: Arkham City". I chose Parker for this role due to his intelligence, attention to detail, and meticulous nature. His black and white fur could be considered symbolic as it boasts a sense of mystery. He's also incredibly tech-savvy.
Harvey Gould (a crocodile) as Killer Croc - This was also taken from "Arkham Asylum". I mainly chose Harvey due to his species, but also for the fact that he's a rather intimidating brute. He is not a friend of the Pack, nor does he like any of them. He often enjoys harassing others, and scaring young children.
Brett Baxter (a possum) as The Joker - I mainly took this design from Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight", arguably his scariest incarnation to date. I chose Brett for his eccentric and somewhat unpredictable demeanor, as well as his high level of intelligence and organization skills. He is crafty, self-sufficient, and indulgent in life's simple pleasures.
Jeff Shapiro (a falcon) as Two-Face - I utilized Aaron Eckhart's look from "The Dark Knight". I decided to use Jeff partially due to his tendency to take risks and decide things on a whim, even if it sometimes comes at the expense of his own safety. He can also be a bit of a smart-ass at times, but is otherwise loyal, dependable, and willing to speak up. I think that provides a good parallel for Harvey Dent.
Gwen Vega (a squirrel) as Harley Quinn - For this I again used the characters look from "Arkham City". I mainly wanted to use Gwen due to her being a goth as Harley's appearance in this game had a very gothic sense to it. In stark contrast to the lying, conniving bitch Harley is presented as in the game, Gwen is actually kind-hearted, sociable, and misunderstood. I thought it be interesting placing her in a role so opposite from her in nature. She's also the only character I used here who won't appear until the sequel.
Jenna Wells (a vixen) as Poison Ivy - This look was lifted from both "Arkham Asylum" and "Arkham City". I wanted to use Jenna because of her compulsive nature when it comes to caring for others (plants included), and her strict adhesion to fulfilling whatever task she takes on. She's also very crafty, quick-witted, and evokes a certain sex-appeal. Otherwise, foxes tend to display a genuine connection to their eco-system, relying on their environment to provide all of their needs.
Brooke Davis (a cat) as Catwoman - Here I once again utilized the "Arkham City" design. I think it's obvious that I chose Brooke for her species, but my reasoning also made sense due to her naturally balanced personality and ability to usually land on her feet. She knows how to think fast under pressure, and has excellent hearing.
Chad Gould (a gecko) as Bane - In this case I decided to use the Tom Hardy version from "The Dark Knight Rises", which was easily his most realistic portrayal. I used Chad here mainly for his buff physique, which I admit to beefing up here. In addition, Chad is tall and a little intimidating upon first glance. Despite this, he tends to be very laid back and fun loving, quite the opposite of the evil yet eloquent bastard Bane was in the movie.
I hope this still qualifies.
Brett Baxter, Parker Romero, Gwen Vega, Brooke Davis, Wade Williams, Harvey Gould, Jeff Shapiro, Jenna Wells, and Chad Gould (c) Jason Cerundolo The Joker, The Riddler, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, Two-Face, Poison Ivey, and Bane (c) DC Comics and Warner Bros.