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Batman redesign by Devilpig Batman redesign by Devilpig
DC Comics asked me to do a couple of designs back in 1999 to firmly establish a look for the Gotham City police force and Batman for all the artists drawing the book to reference. That didn't last long, haha. Artists want to draw Batman their way. Which, I totally understand.
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:iconkk42:
KK42 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I loved these! I remember seeing them in a Wizard mag around the time of the big re-design of the Bat-books! There was one with the Batmobile too which looked sick! Do you still have that one? You should post it! I would love to see that again!
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srenlleuw Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
one of my all time favourite
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tsujigo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the batman ! perfect
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:iconappelt65:
appelt65 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconpablofett:
Pablofett Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Like the gears of batman that you have
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:iconpablofett:
Pablofett Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
hey really nice, did yuo have more of this??
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Like what?
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:iconlaseraw:
laseraw Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
this is great!
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:iconespenciltest:
ESPencilTest Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I enjoy his toight behind.
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Hahaha.
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:icon1pez:
1pez Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
I remember that grappling hook from somewhere! AWESOME!
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:iconendo74:
Endo74 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Interface Designer
incredible.... :star:
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:iconkuzuskot:
kuzuSkot Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
that's Awesome!

the "quintessential" modern batman look!

guess now we know why :lol:
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:iconteraissa:
teraissa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Wheres his Bat embossed Ushanka?
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Different book.
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greenlantern Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Ridiculously good, I have spent the last 6 months doing turnarounds for the new True Crime game and just when I thought I couldn't stand to look at another front/back view, you come along and post this.

Super inspiring, thank you, you didn't just make me want to draw, you made me want to draw something I have drawn a hundred times over already.
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Awesome. Thanks
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:iconjakobwestman:
JakobWestman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Good one!
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:iconderrickfish:
derrickfish Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Artist
GREAT, iconic Batman. I'd use it as a guide since it's pretty much a perfect Batman.
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Done! I'll hold you to that.
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:iconchouji2:
chouji2 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thats awesome man. I love the grappling hook and batarang designs. Very nice.
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hellboypi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Oh man, Comics Buyer's Guide published some of this back in the day - I remember scanning it for my desktop background.
I think I remember Batmobile designs too, right?
I'd love to see anything else from that batch...
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Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Shit. I forgot about the Batmobile. Don't know where that one is. Probably sold it.
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hellboypi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Ha! I actually found the file!
CBG also featured another GCPD officer and a badge design.
Hope you don't mind me posting it to my gallery. I'll delete it if you want, or you can rip it off for your gallery - but it's pretty low quality...
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I'm cool either way. I'll probably not put it up because I've already moved on.
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Sweet model sheet. I remember when these things meant something! lol Romita's model sheets for the Spider-Man cast were the standard for decades (pre McFarlane)
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ARTofANT Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah the only problem with DC's idea is no one else quite kicks as much ass as you. ha! We gotta start writing letters to Bruce. Get him to finally bring you in as the lead for a new animated Bats.
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Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Maybe someday it'll happen.
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KennyGordon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   General Artist
I love the belt.
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
He needs it to keep his underwear up.
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:iconnullunit:
nullunit Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
a style guide for batman. Even if it isn't religiously adhered to it's good to have as a base line to come back too. Some interpertations of Bats get swamped down in style that isn't teh same character to me anymore.
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:iconboyann:
Boyann Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Pity -- phenomenal design.
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jeff-aka-stray Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Yeah, Batman is just one of those characters that everyone wants to do their own way. His look is so fun to play with. I really like seeing artist's different takes on him. Yours would look really good in a cartoon.
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   General Artist
designs a batman toon already!
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Bruce and Sam have never asked.
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   General Artist
take initiative! DO EEEEEEEEET! I'd definitely tune in to that show.
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twincastX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
oh yeah i remember seeing this picture in 99. they decided to changed bats up after the no man's land storyline.
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:iconericschock:
EricSchock Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Artist
True nuff!
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Not what I think of when I see "redesign," but that is a pretty cool drawing. :)
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Maybe not a redesign as much as settling on one look.
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That sounds about right--that does look pretty much what Bruce was wearing for a long, long time there, though I guess the gadget's look did vary among different artists.
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blacksilk-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
id totally go straight for batman
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:icondevilpig:
Devilpig Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
I wish lesbians said that about me, haha.
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LhomePereta Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:batman: Great work!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Artist
hey, i don't think this is too far from what went on up until he 'died' or whatever.
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:iconjohnrauch:
JohnRauch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
This is the way Batman *should* look.
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:iconlifeisaglitch:
Lifeisaglitch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
^ What he said. Bruce Wayne Batman anyway. But that IS seriously one of the simplest most versatile and compelling designs I have ever seen. And that's hard to pull off even when its not Batman whom everybody has a "perfect" version of in their minds eye.

Love the belt..which as we all know is the most important aspect ;)
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faust40 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
i remember seeing this in wizard.
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:iconjoshawafrost:
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is great!!!
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WillCaligan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Really nice. I am a huge bats fan. This is how I see him.
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