Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Batman vs The Crow

Remember The Crow?

I've had an idea for a wicked Batman/Crow crossover brewing for about, bloody hell, fifteen years. Back from when The Crow was kind of a big deal amongst my Gothy/metal-y friends. It'll probably never happen, but that's not gonna stop me doing some Crow/Batman fan art!


See?

Blue line pencil, india ink on bristol board, ink wash. I then attacked the board with a compass to give it an appropriately scratchy, Gothy look. Came out quite nice, I reckon!

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20 comments:

Ade Salmon said...

Dan - what make of Bristol board are you using? Another bloody good piece. Incidently I read JG#5 last night ( it's the only ish I've run across) - really loved it - though I think I need to splash on the TPB to get the whole story. Your gods must be on cosmic steroids... or you are ! :)

A

Dan McDaid said...

Hello, Ade! I'm using Canson Bristol Board, which is a bit smoother than I like, but you can get a really nice sharp line on it with a brush, and it takes wash/cutting really well.

And thanks for the nice woids about number 5. Who knew I liked drawing big men so much?

James Figueiredo said...

Wow, that's such a beautiful piece - Apart from the figures themselves, that look awesome, the scratchy look suits the image perfectly, and I love what you did with the Batsignal.

Best,
J.

Dan McDaid said...

Thanks, James!

Stephen Thompson said...

Ah I remember the good old days when I used to take the piss out of my older brother for reading The Crow, probably from behind a Jim Lee X-Men. Love this piece though, seems like a natural team up when you see it. Plus that crow-signal is brilliant, looks a bit like the Albanian flag.

Greg said...

Dan, dude, that is glorious! Beautiful beautiful. And look, last year I was the Crow!

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h29/xeero0/DSCN0369.jpg

Dan McDaid said...

I urge everyone to click on that link that Greg just posted - it looks WAAAAY cooler than it should.

If I didn't know you were such a sweet guy, you would terrify the hell out of me! :)

Lord iEvil said...

i am commenting here because you disabled the comments on your DA:
THIS IS BLOODY BRILLIANT! :D

thank you
-Lordi

Dan McDaid said...

Thanks, Lordi! Comments on DA have now been reenabled :(

Monkeyfeather said...

Cool Crow, but that Batman RULES.

Lord iEvil said...

also, because I've now read "The Deep Hereafter":
spiritspiritSPIRIT!
I considered drawing little domino masks into the Doc, but then I realised that would just be vandalising Rob Davis's art....
love the story, love the art, love the characters,love the references everywhere, love the-
ARGHILOVEITTOOMUCH!

...
I'm not good at this whole reviewing thing...
-Lordi

Dan McDaid said...

MonkeyFeather, Stephen - thanks chaps! Stephen, yeah, I am pretty much aware of how ludicrous the Crow is :) But he's a neat visual and, I reckon, a great opponent for Bat (see The Dark Knight for more on this).

Lordi, of all the reviews I'll read for TDH, yours is already a clear winner. I was a bit worried about this story, but people seem to like it, so I was clearly wrong to worry about. I haven't got my issue yet so I have NO idea what it looks like however :(

Lord iEvil said...

trust me, Rob was "the right man for the job" ;)
-Lordi

Darren Reynolds said...

Fantastic. Really like the scraping technique. Never would have thought of using a compass to create that gothy distressed look. Very effective. Definitely gonna have a go at it myself. I've only ever tried white ink and acrylic in the past, Thanks.

WJC said...

Dan, that's a gothmetalnoir treat. I don't suppose you did any more?

Dan McDaid said...

Warwick, I think there might be more of this sort of thing - stay tuned.

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onegemini said...

Very nice, sir. Needed to be done. Ever see the Batman O'Barr drew? I don't have a link to it, but it's floating around Google somewhere.

Le Mc said...

<3

Dan McDaid said...

I'm glad you approve, luv!

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