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Taliaspadre Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done.
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sketcheth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Grrrrr so goooooood. Nice work, man. You've got a great sense of media going on here!
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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sketcheth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Realized how vague that was. Suffice it to say that those lines feel really wheighty and real, like charcoal or graphite on paper.
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aaronminier Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Damn dude, you do the best bat-art!
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's only because I'm so dark and full of inky angst! hahahahahhahaha
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aaronminier Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I hear that! :)
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zeruch Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
This reminds me of the Mazzuchelli years of the Daredevil/Batman comics.  It doesn't look like his work (your own linework is distinct) but its got that same sense of suffocating black shoadows, which I really dig.
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Oh definitely...Mazzuchelli is a huge huge influence on me...unfortunately almost no one draws like him in comics today. That care for verisimilitude that used to be pretty standard is largely gone
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zeruch Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love Mazzuchelli (both of his periods: I still miss his dark, moody stuff, but his recent graphic novel "Asterios Polyp" was brilliant).  No one drew like him back then either.  I saw lots of people using that kind of contrast and heavy shadow; some good (i.e. Mignola) many, not.

Would you ever consider allowing someone to ink/color some of your b&w linework?  I've been on kind of a bender exploring that option (I used to do it a lot when I was young with other artists in high school, although I was like Bill Sienkiewicz in that I left my own stamp on the finished product).
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh man, Polyp was so good!  Mazzuchelli came and spoke to my class around the time it came out, and I just love love love the fact he went way off the deep end and tried something pretty much pedagogical for anyone who's ever been interested in the further potential of comics.  Brillance :)

As for inking/coloring...I hate to sound too over protective, but I sort of am a little uneasy about it honestly, mainly because I'm still trying to just get more comic work.  I mean this is all I really have right now.  I don't mind it, as long as it's done privately I suppose?  It's just not something I'm comfortable with right now :\    That's of course not to say I'm not honored you'd ask, and also if you'd like to share just with me, I'd love to see definitely
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zeruch Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't mind it, as long as it's done privately I suppose?

Sure. I can honor that.  I have no issue with it at all, as I just enjoy the exercise itself.

I understand the possessiveness, as I am very much the same with my own work. 

Since I use art as a secondary income, I can also afford to not publish things :)
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CerealGuy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I also dig the fact that he doesn't across as a "Superhero" as my wife pointed out he isn't all Bulky. He seems very human and mortal.
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
yeah, I've never been one to really like the hulked-out Batman, because then that means Bruce Wayne has to be too. It sort of broadcasts more suspicion, like "Why's Bruce Wayne ripped as hell if all he does is fart around worldwide?" I sort of think of him as being like Bruce Lee, having kind of a lean bodyshape thats not overly muscled, but is clearly made for ass-kicking. Like a basketball player's physique. He should definitely be a force to be reckoned with, but still slightly unassuming in his regular guise
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CerealGuy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
nice noir. Great capturing the feel of the "old" 60s Adam West era Batman with the current classic black. Sorry Im not coming across clear. Somehow you have rendered the material and feeling of this piece that it takes place earlier than today, yet somehow its a reverse retro. Todays Batman reverse fitted into an older era. Anyway it works its cool and I love it.
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
i hear you, and thanks!
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OriginalNick Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I was staring at this waiting for the animation.. =D=D
I love this picture!!
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol sorry, but maybe soon...
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ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome!!
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JP-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Cool!
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Sagakarikikkaru Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your art is just fantastic man!
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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Clone56 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Holy crap this is awesome!
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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NuclearSuzy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome !
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AlexSpooky Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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