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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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Cartonsanimaciones's avatar
I love your job, my next cosplay jajaja
AntonellisofbBender's avatar
thats my favorite hero of all and i wish Pixar will make their own movie about the Justice League. if they won't i will because i got a good plot idea and i will use blender to make the justice league movie
alfonsopina887's avatar
AWESOME DESIGN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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HyperFalcon72's avatar
Nice, reminds me of Arkham Knight Batman.
rubyrouge649's avatar
Your take on Batman is very thoughtful. I agree with the body shape; I have greater preference for a leaner but still broad-shouldered Batman. :)
AlolanBatman's avatar
If you got a chance to ever do more of these that would be awesome :p 
Plz finish the entire Justice League and batfamily in this style. I love it!
DanielAraya's avatar
I'm glad you like it! I did these so long ago, I don't know if I'm going to get a chance to address them again
EliBurrySchnepp's avatar
So much better than the movie versions
DanielAraya's avatar
Thanks! This one's a little old, I think I'd do things differently if I were to do this again.
That makes me curious, how would you redo this? I think it looks just fine, but then again I didn't come up with the design concepts.
DanielAraya's avatar
I'd think through the design much more thoroughly, from the materials of the outfit to the individual gadgets that were stored in his utility belt and where they're placed.   
 
Man now I really wanna revisit this....
Montal14's avatar
Heeey, very cool design!
umsongb's avatar
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!
DanielAraya's avatar
Go for it, thanks for asking!
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