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Bat Family Portraits by Wulfsbane Bat Family Portraits by Wulfsbane
So I decided to redo a 6 year old piece of fan art to come out of my painting block. I chose this pic here in particular because it focuses on the faces of the characters and their subtle age gaps (plus drawing faces never gets boring). It made sense to me since I tend to draw faces by default when nothing else comes to mind anyway.

To break up the monotony of halved heads facing front like it is in the original, I tried to inject some dynamism by making each portrait unique from one another. And even though I prefer Barbara as Oracle I opted to go with the alias that made her so popular. But I think my feelings for how badly her reign as the first Batgirl ended affected her portrayal here.
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DemonQueen17 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this picture.
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raysilver2014 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice ONe
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drtimdawg Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Bat-Freaking-Tastic!  Clap 
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JohnHughesArt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work dude, would love this as a print
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Mizu-Rabbits20 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
My sister doesn't know much about superheroes so I asked her who these four are.
She said; ( starting from left to right):
Batman,Wonderblast,Catwoman and...BOY
*facepalm*
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Gold :lmao:
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Haruko92 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
XD Just as cool, if not cooler than the original. I am liking how well the lines and shading defines the faces. Great job.
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:iconwulfsbane:
Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconspocksbrain88:
spocksbrain88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice shading and technique!
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:iconajfromuk:
ajfromuk Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I love this. Do you sell hi res version because I would love this on my bedroom wall.
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:iconkiuesque:
Kiuesque Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful :)
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RedRobinsgirl Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
this is amazing!
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Omegacronalpha Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
this is really really good. I mean really really really really good. Really.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Digital Artist
:lol: Thanks!
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:iconfaulken:
Faulken Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome stuff Shahir - your style makes for a great fit for the facial features and masks of DC characters, Batman related especially. The black and white aesthetic as well as the jagged edges on the panels work really well. Good to see your art again :) Hope you're well!
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Hey there, Luke :) Many thanks for checking out this pic and leaving your in depth thoughts on it. Yeah, I intend to properly return and start posting new stuff again regularly here. For now my dA activity is still sporadic at best. How have you been, though?
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Faulken Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for my long ass waits between commenting sprees and replies - just the way I use DA these days, really. Look forward to seeing more from you, Shahir :)

I'm pretty good at the moment. Just got a pretty sweet new job for a London indie game studio and moved to a new flat closer to central London. Been through lows before this point, but all seems to be working out!

Trying to keep doodling/sketching bits and bobs in my free time!
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Don't worry about it, Luke :) It's something I'm guilty of myself, so I tend not to hold it against anyone if I'm on the one on the receiving end. Better late than never heh.

Oh, congratulations on the new job (in case I haven't already said so, then it may have just been in my head) as well as the successful move. May the good times prevail over the lows ever on.
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MiraVixen007 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
This is fantastic! I love the shading, the grayscale, and the pose/attitude of each of them. Great job!
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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ianmsquee Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Very Cool! :icongrin--plz:
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Icon-UK Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Beautiful work!
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NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Gorgeous job!!!
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GemMarieMcC Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loves me a good portrait. Awesome!
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional
amazing!!!!!!
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Wakakin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm not sure if the light passes well from Batman to batgirl and then robin, bacause there was a big chunk of black serving as a barrier.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm open to suggestions :)
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Wakakin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
How about swapping the guy next to batman with Batman's location? Because he seems bigger than the rest of the characters (black hair merging with the black border). It might seem more dramatic if it seems like he's "opening" the introduction to the other characters and then you get a shot of each of the other characters.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Okay, I tried that but it felt like there was some other balancing issue I had to compensate for the swap. Maybe if I just flipped Batgirl's portrait?
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Wakakin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Now you mentioned it, Batgirl would have "merged" with Batman. Let me get another person to comment on balance.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Digital Artist
I'd really appreciate that.
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Wakakin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Someone said his only grip is the inconsistent light source, but since it's a montage kind of thing, doesn't seem to be a big deal. I guess it's the light source that tripped me a little I guess.

Otherwise, other people think sit's ok.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, thanks for sharing you and your friend's thoughts with me either way. I'll know where to keep more care next time around. Besides I still intend to do an entire rogue's gallery in this style someday soon.
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penguin-freak Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Ugh, the facial features and the emotion... it's perfect.
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:iconmiasmaki:
MiAsMaKi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Love you lots
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Actually, I think your portrait of Batgirl!Babs is one of the best I've ever seen, although I prefer her as Oracle too. All of these portraits are just gorgeous.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
This was actually my first time ever painting Batgirl, so I really appreciate you saying so :D
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DepressionMoon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
This is too cool
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happysorceress Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Amazing & beautiful. Such sadness on her face.
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:iconwulfsbane:
Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
7 out of 10 women I draw tend to look sad. I don't know why that is =P
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DanHowardArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
good job , dude!
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, Dan :D
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Gr33nlant3rn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the atmosphere!!!
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
More or less a bi-product of happy accidents lol. Thanks!
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Gr33nlant3rn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahah!!!Gota love em!!!
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HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Sounds like a good exercise. The end result is great. I especially like the way Batgirl and Robin turned out.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Digital Artist
I haven't had much drive to paint anything so this was just me being desperate =P
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ZeonFlux Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
cool portrayal of characters... awesome attitude here, totally!
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:iconwulfsbane:
Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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