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Batman Concept by GavinMichelli Batman Concept by GavinMichelli
I don't play video games (other than iphone games and Nintendo stuff, haha), but I've always loved the look of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City (for those of you who don't follow :iconchuckdee:, who does character designs for the games...correct your mistake right now). I've always said "I wish they would just make a movie, so I could watch it without having to play the game". Well, imagine my surprise when I found out that people have actually put the cut scenes together into a movie and posted it on Youtube! Now, I'm totally obsessed with watching these things, and I was inspired to do a little concept painting of a redesigned Bats.

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:iconyunghulk:
YungHulk Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovin the artwork!
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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YungHulk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob.Sorry for delay on reply.Didn't know I could scroll down pass deviants in inbox.Still tryna figure out new phone!
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Yeah, I like a lot of your ideas for smaller changes. Esp the idea of an illuminated bat emblem that can be turned off.
When would he turn it on? To serve as a beacon for people in a crisis?
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, now that's a poetic idea!  I was just thinking that he'd use it like a flashlight, to investigate dark crime scenes and such.
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
awsome details and everything
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013

Bonus Multiplier, Truth In Advertising Award: "Ridiculously long cape"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fulra…

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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOLZ!!
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:icongeminice:
Geminice Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Great concept for a great superhero.
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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HadrasVorshoth Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Apart from the cape length, this is the batman costume I would live to see being canon as one of the current universe's Batman's costumes.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
High praise indeed!  Thank you!
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chris5241 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
This. Is. Awesome. I love the look of the suit! I love the 'ridiculously' long cape! Lol. I love batman when he has a long cape. I love the illuminated symbol. :D Great job!
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks  very much!  I'm a fan of ridiculously long capes in general, but especially on Batman ;)
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therealtriplea Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
NICE!!!
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:iconstarfox2o12:
Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Nothing beats the ridiculously long cape. Nicely done.
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a must!
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:iconstarfox2o12:
Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
most definitely
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A very keen redesign. :)
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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VictorHugoR Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VictorHugoR Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
you are welcome
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panos4657 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Batman is not only my favorite super-hero if not my favorite thing in general. When I see re-designs of the character I get too judgmental and I don't say good words usually. But I think I like yours, the cowl looks inspired by ancient warrior helmets, the shoulders look cool all pointy like count dracula's and the logo is classic (you can never go wrong using the classic logo) Also no underpants! :)
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well thanks, man! I definitely believe that any attempt to revamp Bats should be done with the utmost reverence for his classic look.
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panos4657 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
;)
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:iconthepolishotaku:
ThePolishOtaku Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome concept for Batman. New but still faithful at the same time
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't have it any other way! :D
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TF-The-Lost-Seasons Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Awesome redesign! I can see this as the suit Tim Drake would use once he becomes Batman, it feels like it evolved from his Red Robin costume (pre-New52 of course ^^). Love the asymmetric belt too.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can definitely see that! There was definitely some influence from the Red Robin costume...and, admittedly, a little bit of Skeletor's influence (as a He-man fanatic, I just can't help it). I'm actually working up a look for Tim right now! I was planning on re-designing the entire bat family, but I don't think that's going to happen at this point.
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TF-The-Lost-Seasons Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Would love to see you complete the big 7 JLA members, you already have GL, Superman, Flash and Bats.
And I can see the Skeletor cape harness, kinda like what he had in the 200x series, big fan of MotU here too ^^
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've got more than that!
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mikepacker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a seriously cool design. Great work!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! And btw, your gallery is awesome!!
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mikepacker Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwarman546:
warman546 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WICKED
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MacKenzieCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the shape of the mask in general, the ears are really nice and the small mouth opening is a good idea I'm surprised isn't done more. Nice work! I also see him using the symbol light to blind enemies, or maybe it has a strobe light feature which makes me think of the scene from Kick Ass :P
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, that would be pretty cool :D
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:iconpadubs:
PaDubs Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Filmographer
Haha I love the "ridiculously long cape" !
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I always draw Batman with a huge cape that makes absolutely no practical sense, hahaha. I just think it looks cool.
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PaDubs Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Filmographer
It's really cool ! And Batman without cape is not Batman.
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BlastClan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You definitely need to do more of these with the info stuff around the character :)
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I might just do that! This is only the second or third piece where I've actually included the design notes, and people do seem to like it.
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BlastClan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
too true, it adds a cool look to it
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organicSTEEL Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Sweet redesign. I love looking at other peoples concept art. It always seems to get me stimulated. I dig the functional practicality of this concept.
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man! Yeah, concept art is my favorite stuff, too. I love seeing other people's ideas and what they think about certain characters.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool.
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you think so!
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