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Victorian Batman by MatthewRHumphreys Victorian Batman by MatthewRHumphreys
Since I'm in a rut right now and not drawing much new the last few weeks I'm gonna post up these practice designs. These aren't meant for any projects or portfolios so much as they're working on my basic design chops.

These were done before Christmas.

Victorian Batman/Bruce Wayne. I remembered, but haven't actually read Gotham by Gaslight but I remember loving the look of the Batman art I'd seen from it. So I thought I'd take a whack at a Victorian styled Batman, with gas powered grappling hook and all. I tried to picture what the character would be like in storyline and since I didn't read GBGL I dunno what his backstory is there, but I pictured him as more of a tinkerer rather than a billionaire considering at the time it would be less likely for a tinkerer to seem odd constructing things than a modern day CEO of a technologies corporation.
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Handrada Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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Geminice Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
He looks pretty good.
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GODZREAPER23 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job
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zergmarex Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
He looks delightfully superb! I tried to speak in victorian language
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patbollin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I LOVE the way you incorporated the bat symbol into the cape. Brilliant!
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disapprovalface Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I often feel that a lot of Victorian/Edwardian/Steampunk designs are over done, but this actually looks really good.
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xQWERTACIOUSx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A fantastic take on the Dark Knight. Every note to detail has been made and the piece is just fantastic.
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:icone339:
E339 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Great design. It feels clean and nice and I'm very fond of the stitches in his cloths.
Well done!
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:icongothic-romantic99:
Gothic-Romantic99 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very interesting design. The goggles are fantastic. It would be awesome to actually see a Victorian version of the Batman series. Wonderful work with this picture.
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Lister169 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Love the SteamPunk influence... The logo on the back of the cape is great!
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darquewanderer Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Cool beans.
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:iconhimegirl15:
himegirl15 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is aswome
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:iconwolfmaster2011:
Wolfmaster2011 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome!
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:iconbradymajor:
BradyMajor Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing! You captured the period well!
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:iconkasterborous:
Kasterborous Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Well if that just isn't all kinds of awesome.
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:icondowaru:
dowaru Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A-ma-zing.
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mariekale587 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
this could pass off as steam punk
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gillspar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I like the cloak.
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:iconhibrido6:
hibrido6 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
thank you for a Batman in this version!!
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
You gotta read it. Good stuff.
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STRIKER-Like-a-Sir Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
really cool , just awesome =3
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:iconromancefreak:
romancefreak Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too EPIC!!!!
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LostxWonderland Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
oh yeah! I like it!
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:iconchainsmoke11:
Chainsmoke11 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really cool design. It makes me want to see a story with this version of Batman.
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:iconcwpetesch:
cwpetesch Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too!
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Nbbren Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that is very creative
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Cullenator-12 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I love that his cape is stitched with two different colours and the bat shape stands out. That and the fact that it's in Inverness style. Plus the hilariously awesome steampunk-esque grapple gun...this whole concept is amazing!
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Instabula92 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
there should be a story behind this awesome picture!
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kohface Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
This is genius!
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tropenamer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
All I need now is Abney Park's "Victorian Vigilante" playing in the background and I'd be set.
Great picture man!
Like the cape.
Like the goggles.
Love the clockwork Bat-Grapple!
Kudos!
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00paincakes00 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
they have a graphic novel where batman wears a suit similar to this and teams up with sherlock homes. awesome design
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NallCalmer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
wish this was an alternate skin for Batman Arkham City. it would be so awesome
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Jeanbiscuit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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the-third-guy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
VERY cool.
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thatrubberducky26 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
steam punk AND batman...:iconrlytearplz:
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shells210 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
i love steam punk! this is awesome :)
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:iconshadowyj:
ShadowYJ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Artist
he kinda looks a little steampunky. cool and awesome though
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MicroNekoGirlPur Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
where can i find gbgl?
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
at the comic store most likely. =D
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MicroNekoGirlPur Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awww. i was hoping it was a story on here.
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jumpman8 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Great work man! You should check out Gotham by gaslight if you haven't already. :)
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:iconkaedex503:
KaedeX503 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks really cool :D
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Ariovc Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh you amazing person! :,D
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TiagoTucci Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Awesome!
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DarkSpiderZero Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
That's a really creative take on Batman. I could totally see him fight crime on the 1800s era streets
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taintedarchon Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
See this. Suddenly, my day is infinitely better. This is awesome. Simply awesome.
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BigBossHIS Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thumds up.
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crash1973 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
steam punk awesome
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Gamer4Life1987 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
That is really cool!
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BigBang223 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
That's actually so sick, I especially love the bat on his cap
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