Friday, January 29, 2010

Batman & The Outsiders pin-up

This was published in the Teen Titans and Outsiders Secret Files and Origins 2005.  I'm fairly certain the layout was originally a rejected version of the cover for Outsiders 25 from that same year.  Glad it got used somewhere.




8 comments:

  1. Two big things I like you did with this piece from prelim to final. First I liked the fact you flipped the image. Easier on the eyes to move left to right with Batman. Second, good idea to drop the cape flapping in the wind, so to speak. It does look cool but it obviously would have obscured the characters behind it. If it was just Batman, it would have worked.

    Sweet stuff.

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  2. Kevin, you draw such a distinct Batman, that I'm surprised DC hasn't made a black & white statue based on your style yet.

    Here's hoping it'll be made someday!

    -Eddy

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  3. I own the 3rd image now, the first flipped one, and never saw the final image before now. WOW! I knew I had a loose prelim but c'mon now! What a great cover. The guy in the lower foreground changed dramatically. Is it a different character or did the character have a new look? (I have never read Outsiders but bought the piece for your sweet Bats!)

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  4. Awesome blog Kevin I cannot believe I am just finding it tonight.

    I am starting at the beginning and working my way forward.

    is there any chance you can fix the "non" clickable thumbs on the April 15th 2009 Grimwoods Daughter layout process.

    it's such a great post and of such interest to any aspiring pencilers...I would love to see the drawings on ALL three a little larger.

    ok back to 2009 for me as I work my way forward...see you in a few hours.

    hahaha

    :)

    Richard Friend/

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  5. Hi Richard! Glad you found the blog. I think those Grimwood thumbs are clickable now.

    Sean, the guy in the foreground was just moved to make the composition work a little better.

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  6. Your batman is so great, it looks like he is scratching his knee.

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  7. The characters are great (of course), but I really love your mastery of the black and white spaces. I feally dig those 'concrete' blocks/wall they're standing on, with the added details of the chips! Another wonderful image!

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  8. Thought I'd post another quick comment.

    OH MY GOD THIS BLOG IS GREAT!!

    hahaha

    really though. I am up to July 2009 and every post I am just soaking in all the great art, insight, and your posts themselves are very interesting and educational to read. I am going to have to go back and read all the comments because there are a lot of posts/replies and I wanted to at least get caught up to present day.

    Re-read your black and white Batman story today too...and pulled out a lot of the old Moon Knights just to take a trip back to when it was just getting started!

    :)

    Richard Friend.

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