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Batman fun by DanNortonArt Batman fun by DanNortonArt
I was thinking it would be interesting to see batman as a vampire like character as opposed to always seeing him a a brick. I think this build makes him a bit more cerebral compared to Superman. I also wanted to do something different with his ears. There was just something fun about the slight curve that appeals to me.
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DaemonLords Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have more like this? o3o
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Valeyard-Parallax Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Yeah, I too prefer the slimmer and more Gothic Batman than the armoured brick look. ;)
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JoshuaLam715 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Really cool concept for Batman. Love the mask. All your designs are spectacular.
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DanNortonArt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional

Appreciate it!

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CaptainGenius Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
FUCKINGSEXY!
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Yoru-kage12 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
oooh sleeeeek XD
now he looks like Martian Manhunter in his martian form XDDD
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
puuuuuurtty!!!
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ecchigod Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
we have alot of stories of modern day Bats, but I want to see more show of future bats....maybe more Batman Beyond or even further out

this is awesome thank you for sharing
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WPardlow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ya know I remember Trevor Von Eedden works from the 80's having a similar feel to this.
Lean tall and gaunt looking. Especially by the 1982 annual.
Nice work.
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Pumpkin-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this version of him. It'd be very interesting in fighting situations. I can seem him relying even more to stay in the shadows. I like the "vampire" approach you gave.
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s1naptic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Batman design I've seen - very nice work!

I've always felt he should look more lithe and cunning, like this, rather than like a giant lump of meat.
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Octoped Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bruce Wayne is a sexy beast.
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trinity346 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
For some reason, the look you are playing with is reminiscent of Kelly Jones run on Batman. I like it!
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ShadowMan-DDT Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This actually suits him in a weird way. I would kind of make sense for him to go for a toned defined look instead of the bulky look he usually has. He could still be stupid strong like he is now but this type of build would let him b more stealthy. And you can't tell me that someone that looks like this coming at you in an ally in the middle of the night wouldn't scar the living shit out of you.
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JackIvy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AWESOME! I would watch this as a design in an animated series in a heartbeat! I totally picture him moving very fluidly and almost flowing from shadow to shadow. Spike Speigel/Cowboy Bebop style or something! Love it!
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kaleidoskopik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
the curved ears conform better to the natural curves found in the human body.
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Athelind Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I like the long, lean look; he used to be a lot wirier in the Bronze Age, under the pens of Adams, Giordano, Frank Robbins and, of course, the great Jim Aparo. This is a very ominous look that, yes, better befits both the agile detective the the stories DESCRIBE, and the gaunt night creature that he emulates.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This Batman looks sleek and fantastic.
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johnjackman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
i do like the backwards curve on the ears. mcguiness did it as well but shorter. sleek look….love it.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Artist
Spetacular!
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elizame Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Writer
Excellent. Much prefer this version. Very fitting to the character.
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WolfScribble Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Batman is my ultimate superhero. And this captures him exactly how I would imagine him in my mind, strong yet very sleek. agile, fast and mobile.. (unlkie all of the recent incarnations of him we have seen lately where he is the size of a tank) haha

well done Dan, I hope we see this version on tv one day, I think we would all be very happy :D
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gammarallyson Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
"I was thinking it would be interesting to see batman as a vampire like character as opposed to always seeing him a a brick."
MY GOD A NOVEL CONCEPT!

Seriously. Why is it that Batman always as buff as Superman, considering that Bats arsenal is more stealthy and acrobatic.

Great work Dan! Keep it Up! :+fav:
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NinjaManRed896 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
It really gives the idea of him being very versatile
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Sour-Shock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Very uniquely designed!
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voltorn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
great gallery of work you got
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dan , I really like your design. I also like your approach to his physique; there's a litheness that has to be there for him to be as acrobatic as he is. When I look back at definitive art like Neal Adams' version of him, he's like a manta ray, full of movement.

The more recent incarnations make him super bulky; I find it neither appealing or clever.

I like your take (and the curved ears make the suit). Run with it.
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Cribs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! Except the extra fangs on his boots - they'd get in the way laf...
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very interesting twist!
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The-Cerzz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I quite like this version of batman :) Makes him more rogue-like which is more fitting for his nighttime preferences :) I can see him crouched like a gargoyle like this :) Any bigger and it might not look so comfy ;)
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Dragonrider626 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Interesting take on the Caped Crusader. It's kinda weird for me to see him this thin but I understand why you did it. Great work!
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