Friday, 19 July 2019

Batman: Rogue's Gallery 1

A strong point of the Batman comics is their villains. I recently read that they are often characterised by sympathetic motivations taken to violent extremes.

There's a variety of figures here; from the familiar to the completely unknown.

Two-Face


I've never been a huge Two-Face fan, but he was fun to paint.
Harvey Dent
Two-Face


Batman (2012)


Black Mask


Black Mask is a dapper underworld figure, with a black skull helm fused to his head. He is often rather witty and enjoys his life of crime.
Black Mask

Batman & Robin Eternal (2015)

Mister Bloom and his minions


I'm not a Bloom fan, and didn't spend much time on him. He's got special seeds that he implants in people to manifest evil superpowers.They've actually sculpted the strange net gloves he wears, but I decided not to paint them as it would look odd and take precious time.
Mister Bloom and his minions

Batman (2015)

Wrath


Wrath is like an evil Bruce Wayne- a billionaire, orphaned young when his parents were gunned down by Gotham cops, he goes out at night and terrorises the police.
Wrath

Detective Comics (2014)

I hadn't done digital camouflage before- over a solid VJ 874 US Tan Earth I painted Tetris-style shapes in VJ 984 Flat Brown and VJ 819 Iraqi Sand, then a few square dots of US Tan Earth again. I tried to get the angles square, and am pretty happy with the outcome. Wouldn't like to do a lot of it...

I like how the glow effect worked.

Tusk


Where do these criminals find their tailors? Tusk is an underworld figure who is somewhat elephantine. I used a thin blue-grey wash for shading.
Tusk

Batman & Robin Annual (2014)

Clayface


Clayface was an actor who had some sort of industrial accident and became able to morph into other shapes or people for brief periods. He's one of the biggest models in the game, and quite easy to paint.
Clayface

Bat-tally: 71/ 215 (33%)

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