Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Benjamin's Batman - Final

[Ryan]

Everytime I saw Batman on his rope, he's always twenty miles up in the sky and it made him look like he was swinging from a cloud or something. Here, I wanted to draw him closer to street level where he can accidentally bump into Spider-Man or a bus.

22 comments:

Jon D said...

Wow, this pic is impressive. I saw the earlier pic and knew that the finished piece would be good but this is amazin. Its true you usually see batman high in the air and dont see the street life below.

Jon

Inkblotz said...

Really nice.

Super tight looking pencil work too. I hope you get someone to drop on some awesome colors on this one.

~Chris

Brett said...

Nice...kinda reminds me of Jim's Captain America page from the late 80's ealy 90's. I think it was in an issue of Uncanny X-Men

-Brett

vikram gill said...

Nice work. Awaiting Batman in color.

SteveW said...

Awesome work , just love the whole thing . this would make an awesome cover !!!

Cassu said...

Being bumped into by Batman would kick Spiderman's ass too, poor little guy.
This is some pretty amazing perspective~
I don't know how it's possible but you make Batman look hotter than he already is.
X3 *fangirl*

GY!BE said...

Aww it's benjamins batman. Thats so cute.

Spidey has spidey sense. He wouldnt bump into Batman.

Spidey swings much faster. Hed hurt Batman more than Batman would hurt him. All that momentum.

meek? said...

Are you kiddin' me? He's the goddamn Batman. He'd kill Spidey if he had the Prep-Time... swingin' through mid-air. Yeah.

...

aaand that's one o' the geekiest things I'll ever write here.

That is some AMAZIN' work, Mr. Benjamin. I'm glad you made the choice to take him closer to street-level. I agree w/ Brett in that it's vurry reminiscent of Jim's Captain America in the ol' Uncanny X-Men issue w/ Black Widow and Wolverine, which pra'ly explains why I love this joint even more.

Peace...

GY!BE said...

F=MA, BGGGLLLLLLAT!

Spiderman is faster. He'd have more momentum. Batman would take forever to swing that fast. He has one rope. Spidey has his webbing that he swings from constantly, without losing speed.

He's also much stronger than Batman. He could rip Batman's limbs off. Plus he's smarter. He's a friggin scientist! Batman is just a fake scientist. He makes Alfred do all the work. Then he makes out with Robin and runs around like a maniac who probably has erectile dysfunction.

GY!BE said...

Oh yeah and that is a cool picture. That's one thing that always bugged me about Daredevil and Batman. They're always like swinging from who knows what. How does Daredevil get to the Brooklyn Bridge to hang out with Spidey (who can kill Batman easily)? People must watch this idiot crawling up the damn sides of the bridge.

meek? said...

LMAO!

I 'unno... last I heard, Peter was a photographer that got his kicks off takin' flicks of Aunt May and Uncle Ben in comprisin' positions. "Scientist"? tsh... what a poser! What a perv!

BOMBACLOT!! ;D

Peace...

SteveW said...

The two of you !! stop arguing or I'll whoop spider-man's a$$ myself ;)

Seriously Spidey would get the beating of a lifetime and he would be grounded for a year .

More geeky then this and I'll have myself commited .

UrbanBarbarian said...

Great hands on this on, Ryan!

GY!BE said...

Ok seriously you rally think he would lose? He can lift a car! He's just as smart as Batman! Batman can only beat Superman cause he has kryptonite and Superman is too lazy to become Supersmart with his Superbrain or just crush Batman with 1 eyelash before Batman can even think to get some kryptonite.

I cant believe I am saying these things. I havent even bought a comic in over a year and I never bought Spidey. Or Batman.

I mean...uh...except for Hush. Ah heheh (Jim Lee is a wing chun master). WHich reminds me, when I was 7 yrs old and just finding comic books I thought Jim Lee was Stan Lee's son. Stan lee can beat up Batman.

Taclobanon said...

Truly amazing work! I saw the the earlier version and it looked pretty good even at that stage. Keep it up!

SteveW said...

Gy!be you crack me up !!
Enough goofing around just amazing art made by a talented artist ,this page looks better each time I look at it .
A finishing toch would be Spider-man passed out on the streets ! ( sorry couldn't help it )

meek? said...

^ROFL! ;D Nice!

Peace...

Michael Holdren said...

Ryan, this is phenomenally good.

I know a bunch of you commenters are saying that this Batman illustration reminds you of Jim Lee's Captain America illustration on the X-Men splash page, but really folks it's not that close.

Sure the body-shots are pretty similar, but everything else is different. The cityscape, the level of detail, the shadows, the setting... this is extremely well-down and should stand on it's own merit.

r_sail said...

just wanted to say... brilliant.

I spent 20 min just staring at the background details.

syrtheone said...

Very nice sir, the detail is indeed impressive.

Kal-El, The Last Son Of Krypton said...

Interesting drawing. Not a Batman fan, I must say, but this, indeed, is awesome. Great shadow handling and perspective.

BTW, could someone please show some Superman love in this site? ;-)

Bri' said...

Ry thats da bomb! now paint it!