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YOUNG JUSTICE: Batman by philbourassa YOUNG JUSTICE: Batman by philbourassa
The Dark Knight himself. Along the same lines as Robin, Batman's outfit is designed to suggest the padding and articulation that would be present in lightweight body armor or tactical gear. I gotta say, there is something incredibly rewarding and humbling about having the opportunity to design a legendary character like Batman for a new cartoon. I just tried to do a faithful and reverent take that would work within the context of the world Brandon and Greg were trying to create.
Model Cleanup: Jerome Moore
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Student Filmographer
i love this and i am a DC comics fan. i like to make my blender batman to look like him. i am planning to make a blender animated dc comics franchise called the Blender DC Universe
vegeta127 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
I'd like to see you try and tackle the Batman-like character, Kyd Wykkyd, from the old Teen Titans show, dude.
Midnight510 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome !

you really designed this characters ?
victavia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
he looks gorgeous, best bats design by far :la:
ColonelTwerkins Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
My wife, children, and I love your work. From Young Justice to War. Thanks for your steady hand, creative work, and dedication to reppin the source material brilliantly. I worked for Klasky Csupo at one point, and I gained a real respect for Character Designers, Story Board Artists, and Animators in general. Even my work in Comics has taught me that what may seem simple, takes a knowledge of anatomy etc, just to stylize, and streamline. Great Job.
HonorAmongScars Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome... Bruce Greenwood is still the most underrated Batman out there.
92CaptainWolf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh, yes! THAT is what I call a Batman! :) Nice job!
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Batman is getting a Lego movie next year.
Be-the-real-me Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Seeing as you were one of the people behind Young Justice, I would greatly appreciate it if you would PLEASE commented on this piece I made about Cardcaptor Sakura and YJ Batman -…
Ailthron65 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the suit, the look but he should've been voiced by Kevin Conroy in the series the that would have been sweet. just my opinion but Kevin Conroy is the best voice actor for the dark knight
ziginz Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love everything about the lightweight body armor look. Wouldn't work (or be necessary) for every character, but I like seeing it on characters for whom it would. Great Job. Still wish there was a way to get rid of those spandex trunks without it looking weird or just going with completely black. Personal gripes aside I still love the design. Good work.
luigixpeach Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sexy omg **
Darlo98 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorite Batman´s design. 
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
"I *am* smiling."
RobertGDraws Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally love Batman. Fantastic job! :thumbsup:
ultimo21 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
CartoonFanboy97 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist…

I drew this using your pic as a reference, would you mind by giving me some criticism? 
Dagger-Drop Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Am i the only one who would love an animated Batman series in this style? On the other hand Batman a bit overdone. What about Nightwing? MAKE IT HAPPEN CARTOON NETWORK!
michaeldddd Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Can you make Troia from young justice?
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Ive always liked Batman in the DC Universe, because he's got like an all bad cop, bad cop routine, every time he goes out on a mission.
jordanbutler3d Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your Young Justice designs are great! I don't know how much more of an effort it was for the animators to draw the characters with such detail, but it was worth it. I'm still sad to see the series go.
jordanbasaldua Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, your a rockstar as far as I'm concerned.
AJ-Prime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY was able to see Justice League: Doom tonight after too many times missing it when it was almost in my grasp. Love this design of Batman paired with Kevin Conroy's voice and Dwayne McDuffie's writing.

Curse my being broke...My only regret is I was never able to meet 'im in person. I'dve loved to have seen your style with his writing even more. Really wish he could have been around longer...
philbourassa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
He was the best.
MrOneEars Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic!! I loved this show, it's art, and storytelling. Great work!
artboy-2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job!
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Damn fine job on Batman.
Incredible work. No joke.Jawdrop
Good work, team.
bomberboy190 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
best design for any batman in my opinion
DTWX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Er, except for the "Arkham Games" although this version (and Nightwing) look fairly similar, though. :batman:
bomberboy190 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yeah those are pretty awesome
DTWX Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
I know... :iconthegoddamnbatman:
Nightlightknight Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
The character designs for the show, are my favourite bar none. I get it some art directions tend to be stylised, but this, in my view is how it ought to be done, sleek, consistent, and visually dynamic.
Savvysap Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I personally beleive that this is the BEST animated design for batman that I have ever seen. Mostly all your designs for the Justice League in Young Justice (the show).
danixtimmy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Artist
b man heheheh i can rival your glare with my fan girl squel!! sssssssssssssssssssssqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqquuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
ArjunM0102 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
This is an interesting take on the concept. It's a lot like a typical movie costume from the Nolanverse. This can be made into a live-action suit. What's stopping Marvel from doing a similar suit for Wolverine or keeping a pair of wings (not so much bird wings) on Cap's head? I've done a similar design for Captain America and am working on a similar Wolverine design, and this idea can make costumes that also look good in live action.
SigmaPoe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Furthermost to the left "Yo!:
TriniArtis86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
One of the BEST characters ever created in the history of storytelling
dionlaurent Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This is a awesome design. I just hate the outside underwear. I never liked that about the comic book super heroes. Nor do I understand the reason for it.
GumboAssassin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The classic comic costumes were inspired by trapeze artist's costumes back in the 30's and older.  
dionlaurent Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Still think it's a stupid design. That's one of the reasons I enjoy the new 52 comics. They got rid of that ridiculous outside underwear design.
GumboAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, right.  I was just mentioning how the look came about. I 99.9% agree with you
Ticloudus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Love this Batman design. Love your art in general. Made a 3d model of this batman design. [link] I hope I did Justice to your design.
Paradilis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
haha you beat me to it! I was gonna make some of these in 3d too lol
philbourassa Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, that's really neat :) I would love to see your take on some of the other characters in YJ.
WanderingAdventure Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
Oh thank you, this is my new user, if there was any confusion, but I would love to do more if I have time.
TheBat2194 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This is probably my favorite design of Batman ever. No joke. More than all comic, film, previous television show designs (not saying the others are bad, but this just is too perfect). I like the costume, armor looks appropriate. His build is right. Cape and cowl are perfect and his emblem is great. This is what i see when I think of my perfect Batman.
philbourassa Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wow, that's really nice of you to say.
Thanks :)
Gwevin-Benlie-fan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
He's the hottest guy in DC. Period.

Hater's Gonna Hate. :icontrollfaceplz:
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