Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Gaslight Detective by BrattyBen Gaslight Detective by BrattyBen
This is for :iconstriffle: 's October Batman Jam. I decided instead of trying to interpret Bats in my own imitible style (which I was having a really hard time doing) I would draw my favorite Batman costume.

And as you can see, is the Victorian Batman from Gotham by Gaslight. Another inspiration for this piece was the Mignola penned The Doom That Came to Gotham.

Anyway, if Batman here looks a little stout, it is because I was kinda trying to do Mignola, without doing Mignola. He usually draws his guys kinda squatty, so I tried to emulate that.

Enjoy.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconkingnoodles:
Kingnoodles Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Interesting design, it's like a batman with a lower budget, or one in the 1930s, it looks really cool.
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Thanks. It's based on the design by Mignola in a book called Gotham by Gaslight.

Awesome!
Reply
:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I love this batman design and you pulled it off nicely man. I have been interested in picking up the dc direct figure of this, the concept is just cool. :)
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
It is one of those great comics. And it is actually the first Elseworlds story DC ran. I just love that they were willing to take a chance with one of their top three.
Reply
:iconbaldusgrimm:
BaldusGrimm Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Thats awesome. As for the "stoutness", I like it. I like that he doesnt look like spiderman in a bat costume. Way to go!
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
THanks. Yeah, I think Bruce would be a somewhat beefy guy. You'd kinda have to be to be carrying thugs up onto rooftops!
Reply
:icond-rivative:
D-Rivative Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoyed the "Gaslight" costumes, so it's cool to see someone go with it. I was actually expecting Dan-SCH to enter this variation, not that I'm complaining about his redesign.
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Y'know, I totally thought he would too. Funny. Yeah, I just decided that I would go with something different and something that maybe no one else would think of.
Reply
:iconjinn366:
jinn366 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Great job. Really like this interpretation. :)
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Thank you very much.
Reply
:iconjinn366:
jinn366 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Welcome . Great job.
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
THanks.
Reply
:iconstriffle:
striffle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Great pic mate. This is one of my fave Batman tales too. Nice work with the details on the belt and in the creases on the clothing.
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Thanks, buddy. I was really trying to maintain that Mignola flavor, without totally ripping off his rendering style.
Reply
:icondan-sch:
dan-sch Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
One of the best Batman costumes ever conceived, easily. Mignola knows his stuff.

As do you, might I add...
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Well, thanks very much, sir. Yeah, Gaslight was my first exposure to Mignola, well, not counting his infrequent covers for X-Men or whatever.

Had great mood and a great Batman!!!
Reply
:iconscottygod:
scottygod Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool. That's one of my favorite Batman stories and definitely the coolest costume.
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
I think so too. Glad you dig it.
Have you ever read The Doom That Came to Gotham?

It's awesome.
Reply
:iconscottygod:
scottygod Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I've seen some of the covers. Do you know if it's been collected?
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
I don't. I have a friend who is able to get it off the internet. He also gave me a program that lets me read the comic on my monitor, full screen. It's pretty sweet.
The guy who did the art for the series is a guy named Troy Nixey, who, almost fooled me into thinking it was early Mignola, but, after looking at it, you can kinda see the difference.
Mignola writes it, and it has very strong Lovecraftian and Chuthulu influences. It's great how he used the different villians to create this story.

I highly reccomend it.
Reply
:iconvagabondx:
VagabondX Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Awesome. I've always liked the 'stout' Batmen. They look more like they could really pulverize people.
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
THanks. Yeah I like that he's a bit wide. Nothin's gettin' by him.
Reply
:iconanjinanhut:
anjinanhut Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
thats one fine pinup...
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Thanks, buddy.
Reply
:iconhartter:
Hartter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
sweeeet
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Thanks, man.
Reply
:iconrcarter:
RCarter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
cool drawing although he looks over weight
Reply
:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Yeah. I wanted to make him a bit stout.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
October 21, 2007
Image Size
647 KB
Resolution
2420×3207
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
990
Favourites
36 (who?)
Comments
28
Downloads
23
×