If there’s one thing I’ve drawn literally over a hundred times, it’s Batman. Last year, when I wanted to get back into drawing, it was the Caped-Crusader I chose to help dust my shoulders off. In that regard it’s fitting that when I was asked to contribute covers for this month’s edition of The Rogue Show podcast the suggestion was to go Batman themed (to also coincide with the post-Dark Knight Rises-mania).
The image above is the overall cover, the majority of which having been drawn on my iPad 2 using the trusty Paintbook app, then imported into Photoshop to finesse and texture with the help of my Wacom Bamboo tablet.
You’d think the idea of aping elements from actual comic book covers would have been a no-brainer, but it wasn’t until working on the two images below (meant to showcase the contributions of the two distinct DJs, Luke Fair and Add2Basket) that I really went wild with the “old-comic book” aesthetic (a few portions are directly inspired/copied from Detective Comics No.27 and Batman No.1, drawn by the legendary Bob Kane). I’m especially happy with the way these two turned out.