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Batman Barcelona rough layout by jimlee00 Batman Barcelona rough layout by jimlee00
I wanted to pose Batman more upright, almost in parallel to the spires of the magnificent Sagrada Familia and took an artistic liberty of posing him on an arch "erected" entirely so he would be on the same height as the cathedral. I made the cape more cloak like, made of heavy material, billowing in the wind and spotted the blacks in horizontal swatches of triangular shapes to contrast with the more up and down vertical lines of the spires and the torso and legs. Batman can not be bigger nor more imposing than the cathedral but reflective of its power and majesty.
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Michael-McDonnell Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015   General Artist
Do rough layouts ended up being the final product?
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LochyG32 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not all the time, in some cases an artist will do 5 different layouts/ideas before finding the right fit.
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toyotomiinfinity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bought this comic and wow, is a great one.
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dhamptonx2 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I'm seeing if I can draw this and I not doing so bad but it not like what you see here.:D
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andepotskie123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
SHIT. The artistic explanation is so awesome. So this is how a Master internalizes his work before he puts it on paper. :D very awesome!!! JIM LEE YOU'RE THE BEST!!! :D
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Littarsulum Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
your rough's are way more solid than my roughs!!
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Chris7777 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Is this done in pencil, or is it a pen?
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Ziggyman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
So this is the way Jim start his works. Mmmh.
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operative274 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
It's all about perspective ^_^
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sushigut Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
a true inspiration as always!!
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Actually I like this version of this picture the most, this way - rough. I think it looks better.
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Billnichols Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
I'd still love all these in Sketch Magazine, Jim.

:)
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NICKOLAI-IVAN-KILIN Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
I love the amount of thought that goes into one of your pieces. It always shows in the end result.
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quicksilverous Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
is this the project you're working that gabriele dell otto works too? the batman europe?
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michaelmonroe Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
awesome...
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Y-2-J Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
cool
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Tallant Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Gorgeous
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JwichmanN Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
so far so good
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fishcat101 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great composition,power and majesty.


thanks for the break down of the image made my day.
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Bayushi-Tai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's very sketched, it's awesome !
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JoshTempleton Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome!!!
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rudyao Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
DAMN U SIR!!!!
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EnMity88 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
-Batman can not be bigger nor more imposing than the cathedral but "reflective of its power and majesty."

This is why I'm not on you're level, I'm more like Batman in front, buildings in back-Bam! Done. (That and practice.) :cries:
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drbjrart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Very nice, fluid, interesting to see really, i usually don't think of great comic book work starting out this sketchy but clearly your handle on anatomy, perspective, illustration ETC, is solid so you can just create, good stuff. I never wanted to draw comics but the realism and accuracy is something i want to achieve.
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antonvandort Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great stuff Jim! Thanks for posting this!
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Paul-art Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! thought process! i love it. You sound like how my old art history talked about old masters.
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Paul-art Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
art history *teacher*
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illustrateerART Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love to see the sketchs/layouts, it´s great!!! thanx 4 sharing jim!:worship:
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Mr. Lee... read my poll. lol
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JRHill Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Great composition with great balance!
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ajaxone Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the glimpse into your process
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nightsabore Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this helps me out more then any of the others this showes me how you draw
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nightsabore Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool
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DragonRider91 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Looks great. I love how even with this loose sketch you can still get a feel for the mood and emotion of the piece. :D
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