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Why So Serious by PatrickBrown Why So Serious by PatrickBrown
Ok well I wached The Dark Knight AGAIN! And felt like doing another Joker pic, I was originally going to just have Joker by himself but I thought this might add a little more to it!

I was actually just sketching for the fun of it, then I kind of liked how the sketch came out, then I got a bit carried away haha! I'm glad I did this, I'm feeling back into the swing of things now (after my little break). So expect to see more art, more often ;)

Please let me know what you think :D
The Joker is one of the most liked characters and there are so many versions of him out there, I'd love to know where mine fits in haha!

Thanx and enjoy :woohoo:
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Your vision on both characters is trully top notch. Batman battles with adversity on most of his "missions", while the Joker is always having fun even if in trouble.

Originality wise, one can't really talk much since both characters are more then seen all over the world... but like always you manage to put your stamp on all your characters, they just get that feeling, you make them look original characters for a couple of seconds and that's really great stuff to behold.

Technique is just wow, your line work is what I like the most on your work, I also like the perspective madness that all your pieces have, this one is really amazing, specially the Joker pose, makes him look like it's really easy to kick a.s.s. and take names while doing it. I also believe the way you transpose a schetch to digital work is really top notch.

Impact wise it's pretty simple, it's Batman and the Joker, that's good enough! But... no... you had to make it look even cooler! Damn you :)

Two thumbs up!
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That picture is full of energy and action!
I like the light flash /explosion in the background alot and how everything seems to comes out.
The little motion blur on the cards looks pretty good.. like they would fly out of the picture every moment.

I cannot really criticise alot in this picture because its really good drawn, colored and awesome planned out. Theres just a few things that look a little unnatural.
How the joker holds batmans head for example. Batmans facial expression shows that his head is stuck in the jokers arm but when you look at his arm it seems a little lose. I guess the big shadow and the room in between the arm/wrist and batmans head make it seem like that. I think it should be just a little tighter.
The other thing is I miss Batmans legs and feet a little. Of course you cannot see alot of them in this perspective but they should be shown a little bit beside the left leg (his righ one but left from my view) of the Joker.
Thats it. Everything else looks pretty awesome!
I love pictures that seem like they would move and this does!
Pretty good work!
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Hey cool! Nice work here! Say how do you do an action/fighting scene? Any ideas? Anything?
juicefilled Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pals fur Life
jakubbartos Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
i like the combination of drawing and unfocused elements like those cards. and the joker is one of my favorites sooo this is excellent !!
wiedzminka Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
RuffiMutt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something about the way his stomach is is attractive
wickedwizard1991 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome,i love the cards flying around.
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Epicly epic!
dannysephiroth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
SonJessica Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And all I can think of is the movie.
OnurahArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Mike3017 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ithe would be amazing to see your take on Arrow
Der-KAIser92 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaawesome pic!!! I have to favor a lot of your pics!! :)
TheOmegas2 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
I like how the Joker is smiling. Is like the Comics Joker was mixed with TDK Joker to make the most awesome Joker Ever.
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Mugeenman Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very good, the drawing just seems to be channeling the idea of the Dark Knight posters with the background. Absolutely lovely :)
killjeff1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
passing37 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Oohhh yeah, I approve. That's one bad ass Joker.
Gaffman70 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Your imagination and creativity leave me speechless.
ravensmithe Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Sick....soooooo sick.
RRRuBen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I love how you capture the love-hate relationship between these two guys. Nice work
normanWaals Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm really diggin' the composition of this one!
tenshinta Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
why so serious
theterriblezodin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, superb!
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I can't believe you haven't done one of Bane.
benscriva Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
So Awesome
Sosuke-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! - Come on, Batsy! Let's take a pic!
GanjalfCalavera Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Awesome. Can't wait for TDKR.
nitemarebat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Brilliant work =D
xXtitan64Xx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
lol this is just great! Well done!
noobyzgir350 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
ChinyboI Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
havnt seen this one yet but i like it ^^
DanChampy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Great expression on Joker's face and I like the flying cards. Good stuff!!!
dsjw710 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Nice angles!
XanderComicsInc Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely LOVE this picture!
Mike3017 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is AMAZING !!!!!!!
intensofi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work just has no limits does it :) fantastic.
SBhati Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Man .......amazing but y is JOcker not looking at batman.......
sickboyardee Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I enjoy your style.
It is more fun in that it is not a line-for-line hyper realistic take on any given character while still instantly recognizable.
scarlil Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
awsome drawing :)

is it me or does batman look alot like big daddy for kickass in this pic???

then again big daddy and batman have a similar costume.

keep up the good work your doing great!!
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have featured ur work in my blog :)
DiamondAxe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, well I can't do a proper critique because I don't have a premium membership (hint, hint...anyone?) but I absolutely love this piece. Massive fan of the Dark Knight, so the topic is perfect for me. After you explained it in the description - you can see that Batman might have been a bit of an afterthought, but I think it still came out just perfect. It all fits together really well. My take on some of the other critiques' criticisms is that it could look like Batman is missing his legs, but I think the position and perspective could mean that you can't see them (though it's more likely that they were blown off by the sheer awesomeness of this picture). Also, regarding the grip on Batman's neck: I think the position is just fine, and, to me, I think it shows what was intended and it wouldn't be necessary to have a full-on rear naked choke for this.

Anyway, the ambiance and colours are perfectly in line with this series of Batman movies. The smoke is great. The texturing is great. It really is a stunning piece. I hope you don't misunderstand when I say - in the context of dA - "I'll be watching you!"

Hats off to you and I look forward to seeing more of your work! :D
Davidbatmanfan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bad ass!
pederroldcity Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool can you make me a piece where the crow drives a cool car you choose the car
HarlequinCircus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Great!
NutcaseAttack517 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your style is awesome and your level of detail is amazing. Though, I do agree with others when I say that the absence of Batman's legs seems a little awkward, that does not make this piece any less amazing. Plus, I'm a sucker for Joker/Batman related artwork.
hyattsdesign Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome stuff man
unholypandora Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student
I love your art :)
feggot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
AMAZING! U are great! Wish i could draw like this!
AlexWorks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Spectacular, dazzling!
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