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Dark Knight: Black Hearts by andybrase Dark Knight: Black Hearts by andybrase
Dark Knight: Black Hearts
Blue Night Ink version
all traditional ink line art with minimal digital color on the sides
copyright Andy Brase

I've always wanted to do some drawings based on Batman and his gallery of villains. I finally got a chance to do my take on a few of them with this commission piece.
Some of my favorite Batman versions were the characters in the Tim Burton films. (I also love the new Nolan films) So that was sort of the direction I wanted to go in for this art.
Capture the darker and more gothic feel of Gotham and the Dark Knight. I always gravitate towards these more shadowy and gritty fantasy worlds anyhow;)

I'm most happy with how my versions of Poison Ivy and Joker turned out. Overall this was bigger than my normal cover type drawings... One of the biggest yet.
And just so I don't upset anyone, this is my take and twist on the Dark Knight and his world. It's not meant to be any of the existing versions of Batman.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on my version of the Dark Knight's world and villains. Thanx!:)

Poison Ivy & WIP details:


Dark Knight WIP pencil details:


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:iconchuckgibson:
chuckgibson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
I've worked for a few years in a major studio with MANY talented artists... including Jim Lee. This ink work is absolutely the most technically proficient, detailed, noodling kinda stuff I've ever seen. In my estimation, you have to either be on massive amounts of amphetamines or sent from some dimension where anal retention is a rule. What tools do you use to ink with... What do you use to give you such precise lines in white? Inquiring inkers want to know.
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MercedesTheMuse Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Pure awesome!
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:iconkkirven:
kkirven Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Wow! Love it! YOUR JOKER LOOKS SICK! (that's good)
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:iconjasonrobertfoster:
JasonRobertFoster Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome!
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:icontokitos:
TOKITOS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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Ricardocartoon1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome 
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:iconalddeee:
Alddeee Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Really beautiful :D
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:iconwuya8rocks:
Wuya8Rocks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah thats so great *Q*
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:icongreglakowske:
GregLakowske Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent work...the detail is amazing..
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:iconsauriosuki:
sauriosuki Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Excellent art. Thank you for sharing it.
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:iconisumaeru94:
Isumaeru94 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Goddamn it, this is B-E-A-UTIFUL.
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:iconcomic-geek-designer:
comic-geek-designer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
who are you?Tim Burton??
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:iconinkbust:
Inkbust Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Taking comic book art to an (dare I say it?) intellectual level.If I had the funds I would buy as much as your work as possible.
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:icontevanos:
Tevanos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
There is so much going on in this piece. Amazing.
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:iconbenitafuchs:
BenitaFuchs Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
aaaaaaaaa like!!!
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:iconmalificent2369:
malificent2369 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Simply amazing!!
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:iconstevestanleyart:
SteveStanleyArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude, sweet!
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:iconmixta110:
Mixta110 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Beautiful work!
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:iconataraxiaemorte:
ataraxiaemorte Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   General Artist
wow amazing detail!
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:iconappelt65:
appelt65 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
AMAAAAAZIIIING!!!
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:iconmirrorwoodcomics:
MirrorwoodComics Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning.
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:iconsuku401:
suku401 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy hell!! UR AMAZING BRO!!
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:iconbumcheeks2:
BUMCHEEKS2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
OMG :)

I have just started out over the past 13 months and I'm going from fanart to finding my own path :)

Have you any tips?
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:iconnoctiluna:
NoctiLuna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome inkwork! : D I especially like the Joker, and Twoface!
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:iconsunshine-and-giggles:
Sunshine-and-Giggles Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Amazing work. One of the best Batman pieces I've seen in a long time
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:iconalmendro:
almendro Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
(without words)
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:iconkenyu05kr:
Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
that inkwork man, goodness. Can't even make a decent comment because this is amazing.
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:iconyoriuchi:
Yoriuchi Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   General Artist
Hello , you are the best inker i see , what size it is ?
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:iconandybrase:
andybrase Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
14 x 17, thanx!
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ihatestarwars Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I also love how you illustrate the Joker. He's just right in my opinion. You realized him better than most artists have. He looks like a real, flesh and blood person but not like a harmless cartoon character and not too macabre like a horror movie monster.
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HiPara Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pure evil and delicious
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:iconanibexy09:
anibexy09 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: How do you do it?! This is amazing, the detail is phenomenal!
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k8g8s8 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooooooooow this pick is so ... i dont know it just twisted and wonderful ! XD so well done
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dymartgd Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So awesome!!
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
This is awesome.. would I be able to share this pic on my Horror page? I will of course credit you for it :)
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:iconnathanscomicart:
nathanscomicart Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work with an amazing level of detail.:iconxd--plz:
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:icongaston25:
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
This is awesome! Love how scary you made Joker!
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:iconexodevianart:
exodevianart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
<____< no manchee es mi idolo u_U
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:iconandrewbeeker:
andrewbeeker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
soooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome!
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Shadowofjustice123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
AWESOME=), Looks like a cool fanfilm!

like these!:
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:iconm4r70:
M4R70 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic... congratulations.
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:iconwiggless:
wiggless Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
SO FRICKIN BADD ASS!!!! thought this was part of a comic when i first looked at it but unfortunatly not :(
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:icondefmart:
DefMart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
This is really one of the coolest pieces I've ever seen !! I love this !!
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:iconticodrawing:
TicoDrawing Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is an awesome piece, but i just think batman should have been bigger bodywise
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:iconpsychoheat:
psychoheat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is amazing, excelent work
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:iconflrgnstn:
FLRGNSTN Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
It's all extremely good and I appreciate this a lot. Although his leg looks like it has some sort of crazy tumor on it.
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darkriddle1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
This is really great straight through. What I like most about your work is that you seem to have a sense to know how to balance the details.

Many people are great at super detailed inking, but the biggest problem is making sure the details don't clutter the overall piece.

You separate your inks, lines, and hatches very well.

These works should be DC canon posters! Fantastic work!!!!
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SippingTea Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student
Holy hell, what can I say, I am in awe from this picture's greatness
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theblackwolf02 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Insane detail!!!
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:iconthefancifulghost:
TheFancifulGhost Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:faint:...speechless, but Nicely Done :faint:
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