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Arkham Portrait: Mr. Freeze by jeftoon01 Arkham Portrait: Mr. Freeze by jeftoon01
This is the first illustrations in a new series of illustrations I'm starting called Arkham Portraits. The poem I wrote is titled Winter Never Passes. This picture/idea/poem was inspired by someone really close to me and because of her, I drew the best Batman picture I've ever drawn. You're the best around haha.
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Bat-Wraith2099 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. The poem sums up Freeze's character perfectly, and the expressions, lighting and shading all look amazing. Well Done.
dayle14 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
This is how I'll always remember you--- surrounded by winter, forever young, forever beautiful. Rest well, my love. The monster who took you from me will soon learn that revenge is a dish... Best served cold.
D34dAsDust Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
This is pretty cool..... pun fully intended.
The-Waith Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Everything about this is amazing. I especially love the poem, it sums up Mr. Freeze's character perfectly. Well done.
gordhanx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
THIS IS AMAZING! Love the poses, expression, details, shading, lighting, colouring and background.
scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Great image! I've always considered Mr. Freeze a tragic figure, one that any person who has experienced the pain of losing a loved one can empathize with. Your poem captures that image of love and loss very well. Clap 
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Fan-Tastic Love the look!!!
Hurtfulman45 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
this truly show the sadness of Mr. Freeze and in reality what it really means to be alone in a would that is colder then ice itself. Yessss.
Sortis86 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
This is awesome!
Huge fan of Batman and Mr. Freeze just happens to be my favorite villain, thanks for sharing!
AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I still recall the ending to "Heart of Ice": "I have failed you. I wish there were another way to say it. I can not. I can only beg your forgiveness and pray you hear me somehow. Someplace. Someplace where a warm hand waits for mine."
This is arguably as good, and that's not something I say lightly.
pahdy93 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Somewhere where a warm hand waits for my....
Guycecerberus Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
poor vic. hell i would burn the world for my.
LittleSister102 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you write that poem?
sketchinsparrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beyond beautiful
reggie-d Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012

I LOVE THAT POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tropenamer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Mr. Freeze was always one of my all-time favorite Bat-Villains.
Like most of Batman's rogues gallery, he is a menacing, but at the same time, tragic figure who you can't help but feel bad for even as you're rooting for the Bat to take him down.
Beautiful rendering.
I especially like the snowglobe.
Gorgeous coloring.
That shade of blue for Freeze's skin is hard to get just so.
And I love your poem. Short and bittersweet.
Thanks for sharing!
VaNiLlaThUnD3r Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Nora <\3
Daniel-O-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap. Now I want to see you drawing a Batman book. This is amazing.
G1megatron Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Marvelous, simply marvelous. Freeze is one of my favorite Batman villains since I first saw "Heart of Ice", and this picture really captures the essence of what Freeze is.
zewhatcher Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful. Fantastic job.
DarkLord75253 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
InsoLENTinsO Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Mister Freeze was always my favorite rogue in Batman. Just a victim of circumstance, that spiraled out of control.
JakeHamsung Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
LOL @ Schwarzenegger! XD
MarcelineFreak12321 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
the poem along with the girl in the glass makes me think of a haunting lulliby i love it
Lucidaemon Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
JayZeroSnake Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Mr. Freeze…

More than a villain.
GarzaArts Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Duude nice drawing!! i would love to see an animated series with this look!
rubyrouge649 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mr. Freeze is a tragic villain, I do feel sorry for him. Nonetheless, this is amazingly beautiful <3
NathanWest36 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student
love this
AxelDuel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
to never again walk on a summers day with a hot wind in your face and a warm hand to hold..... oh yes Id KILL for that...
istillfunction Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Freeze, the villain everyone just wants to hug.
BigBadMofo9000 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Very awesome work. The poem is just tender and sweet. I think that this portrait does it justice.
ultimatede Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Definitely the best version of Freeze! Great work. Arnold was all well and good, but this was my bread and butter
kitana82483 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I always thought the story of Mr. Freeze was a sad one and when they did that one episode/movie about Mr. Freeze and his wife, I think I almost cried. Anyways, awesomely done!! I really love your work ^_^
Wilyum101 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Very nice ! Nice poem and equally nice art ! In the zone !
TheMikko Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Heart Of Ice was the second episode I ever saw of Batman TAS, as it was distributed here on VHS along with On Leather Wings, and it REALLY sold me on the series. The Finnish voice of Freeze was done by an actor more commonly known for his comedic roles, but he ACED the performance and to this day I feel it was an incredibly rare case of a dubbing work actually improving on the original performance. This image really brings me back to the strong emotional core of the episode and the character of Freeze.
NOTEBLUE13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
The poem matches Mr.Freeze so much ^_^
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Nice picture. Very well drawn.

It's always been my belief that the greatest aspect of any Batman story is the villains he faces. Now most supervillains are enjoyable to watch or listen to but what really sets thos of the Batman stories apart from the enemies faced by say Superman or Spiderman is the fact that they are so sympathetic.

Most of the time, they're not people bent on world domination or something cliche like that. Most of the time they're just ordinary people whose lives have been destroyed by the inherent dark elements of Gotham City. In many ways that makes them a mirror for Batman himself. Wronged in the past and often seeking retribution for it. But whilst Batman was able to avoid the dark pit that such a path leads to, they did not and you really feel the tragedy of that.

Every time I see them I think to myself:

"There but for the grace of God goes Batman himself".

And this one, Mr Freeze, has always been the absolute epitome of that concept. So much so that I have never once thought of him as a villain. See the story through his eyes and he's actually a hero like Batman, figthing for what he considers to be justice against those who wronged him and the wife he loved so much.

The absolute greatest Batman villain ever made. Such a shame that only the 90's animated series has ever done him any justice. Everyone else turned him into a joke.

Sorry for my rambling but I just had to get that off my chest.

Again, very good picture. Nice work.
LycoRogue Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Beautiful, tear-inducing poem. My heart always broke for Freeze.....
JSMc Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dachande89 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freeze is a complicated character that always intrigued me. This is a stunning piece and the poem completes it.
MadBoyRunning Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I just watched the Batman: The Animated Series episode of Mr. Freeze. This reminds me of the sadness that was captured well in that episode. About a tragic man forced into doing horrible things all for the sake of his sick and frozen wife.

Well done sir, well done.
iamxer0 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
That's a slick looking Batman.
xYamakashix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Amazing man
SkullFlameMK Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Now that is epic, i love this. Especially the way you've done Mr Freeze
SparrowSabre7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, I really like your Batman here too, sort of borderline Jim Lee, but leaner and meaner
Sunstruck-Nymph Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So freakin' amazing. The shading is just glorious and I love Nora's posture. It just radiates life even if she is frozen in time. Beautiful work!
SpikeDiegel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I really like it the picture and the poem put Mr Freeze into a perspective the some often forget.
BeautifulPsychosis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
This picture and the poem are absolutely brilliant.
Bicabo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work
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