Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Batman Inferno

[jimlee]

Started this piece in my hotel room in Cairns, Australia back in November of 2008....that's how long I carry art around with me. This piece, done for fun, has literally travelled the world heh. Anyway, I really should have scanned it earlier as it is about 67% done at this point. The plan is to do a lot of fine line work (see lower left area of the piece) to create a textured inferno to offset the more "gooey" oil-like rocks Batman is perched on. The idea was essentially Batman overlooking hell.

So mostly the fire needs work...a bit more in the rocks and then some whiteout corrections/cleanups and effects.

Just trying something different than the traditional rain/moon/cathedral background.

Poor man's Berni Wrightson. Hell...flatbroke Wrightson lolol

Will post further WIPS every day as I basically warm up, noodling parts of this piece here and there. But I make sure to have my composition, my negative space and my shapes and shadows set before I jump in too deeply in the details.

Bits and pieces added up and it got done! Now onto my work for the evening...

9 comments:

meek? said...

That's just inspiring.

I lo'e the idea of well-traveled art work-in-progress! Makes the piece that much more sentimental.

Peace.

Joseba said...

Amazing art. Terrific piece. Incredible Batman.
Thanks Mr. Lee

Brade said...

This artwork is hot.

Tom said...

Fantastic!

maiyue said...

Ah wonderful work as always, looks so powerful. I totally love your style. :)

-harlock- said...

WOW!!
Fantastic work, mister. :)

Rob said...

I love how you're posting your WIPs. It gives the rest of us mortals inspiration - thanks Jim!

cosunlar vinc said...

This artwork is hot.

coskunlarvinc said...

I lo'e the idea of well-traveled art work-in-progress! Makes the piece that much more sentimental.