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Dark Knight- Ink by andybrase Dark Knight- Ink by andybrase
Dark Knight: Black Hearts
Original Ink version
all traditional ink line art
copyright Andy Brase

For those that wanted to see this stripped down to just ink, here's my Dark Knight original art without any digital color added. Just pure traditional ink line art:) This is all drawn by hand, no rulers, no digital textures, and all lines.
I took many WIP photos on this one and I'll probably post a few more of them over on my blog when I get a chance.

Blue Night version:

Poison Ivy & WIP details:

my Blog/ Website
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FastPaint Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Incredible Andy, amazed by most, astonished by this. Best wishes, Alan.
NandaTattoo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
you are the best!!!!! i want tattooing this in my full back! BEAUTIFUL ART!
Rocket-Bird Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
What pen did you use for white ink?
I cannot find a good white pen :(

Keep up the good work, I always look up to your work when I want to improve in inking!
simi8un0 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
If FRITZ LANG had made BATMAN , THIS would have been the PRODUCTION DRAWING !
Amacdesigns Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016   General Artist
sam0464 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Beautiful work.
JmanArtwiz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!!!!!!👍🏻
KuroiPen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice composition!
Deluge-Art Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ummm, wow...
jozemo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
appreciate the detail and line work that went into this illustration
Jaime6D1ALCHEMIST9 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dopest shit ever keep it up dude 
Mad respects
NandoSantos77 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
WoW!! Great Great composition!!!
silenig Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I'd love to see an entire graphic novel drawn by you in this style, or at least one black and white short story.
NaChOsLaVe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is incredible... INCREDIBE... You're such a great artist!

I have a question: How did you scan your inks that perfectly? I'm fighting to make my inks look good in the scanner, but they just dont look THIS sharp.

Thanks :)
AldySyaoran Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really stunning...i amazed for all the details you put it in
adriannauk Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can I please color this! I love your distinct style, and the colorist in me is egging to work some of your lines!!!! 
Cheky994 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
how much time did you need to finish this?? It looks awesome...btw.. :)
eggu-sketch Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
Amazing, tons of textures created with just lines! I love it!
TheHenchy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
appelt65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
1milly2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Excellent work. You are very talented! :wow:
nick1050 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice work!!
Rvalenzuela80 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't believe I've been living a whole year without seeing this piece!
JuniorJac Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Your my top Features on my site hope thats ok :)
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
All your work is amazing this one is my top fav wild
Robsnyder Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Wow your work is awsome, i did some ghost inking back in the 90's for mostly DC that was back when artist would start a studio and take on alot of work then pay a second artist to do the pages they didn't want to do so they could take on more work, but as all things that didn't last for long the industry cut alot of titles and alot of that was done and over with, the studio i did work out of was in central florida, but back to you your pencils are great and the inking is even better in execution i still use brush and ink alot but i have been learning digital alot more thought it seems harder to get that delicate touch i get with a brush maybe it's me but i do have to admit the digital inks are getting better.
Your detail is genius i'm amazed at how u fit so much in without the images getting lost in all the work, this is just very cool to see hope to hear from u in reply would be cool to talk seqential art with someone who's talent shines, be safe ROB
andybrase Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Hi Rob, actually my inks are all traditional, nothing digital with my line art.
Thanks for the comments and great to hear you are a tradtional inker too!
Robsnyder Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
very cool to see someone who is keeping the old ways alive to, i have been going back and forth lately some with brush and some digital but have noticed it's a rather hard to get that delicate touch with the digital ink, your i had a feeling your work was traditional due to the detail, i don't know if u know who John dell is he has some great line work to i have some of his work i purchased at a show a few years ago, i had thought about putting a new portfolio together for the industry and see if i can get some legit work, but it's really hard to get it in front of ppl who actually make decisions, seems all the ppl i knew aren't even in the industry anymore, i have been doing freelance locally for alot of years but that has all dried up lately, thanks for taking the time to reply and once again your work is outstanding if you'd care to converse some more let me know and i'll send my e-mail address i'd appreciate any good advice u could give and as i said good artist are hard to find in this field, if you'd care to look at a varied body of my work take a look at my gallery these were small pieces that were easy to scan, once again thanks for your time ROB.
AngryGinger98 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would love to do this as a back piece
Guxthav Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
BOOGTHEILLUSTRATOR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
THATS TIGHT! How long did it take you to do?
vohmp Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
wow awesome
FinPrint Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I... just... love.. this...
loenabelle Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a competition called the art of ink, would you like to join? Its my first set up competition so its just for fun this time. But I do feature art as that is actually the only thing I can do next to giving llamas derp.

Giando1611990 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing work!!
doncurse Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
JOEYDES Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Best damn bat rouge gallery ever!
xJessie-chan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
jmralls2001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
That's awesome! :Batman:
grantparsley Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet work! Well done!
I77ustrat1v3mind Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
very cool piece, absolutely love it
COxymore Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow O_O love !
anonymous1310 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This is freakin' EPIC, mann...!!! :headbang:
Adastra14 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is one of the best bat concept art i have ever seen. and i have seen a LOT !
MarkRaats Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
SO much of Wrightson in your work…. Absolutely fantastic lifework...
mva141108 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
aweesomeness and uniqueness andy!
ANARKYOFADOWN Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing details! and all hand drawn? ...I respect that good sir n_n
andybrase Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Yes, all my ink line art is by hand, thanx;)
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