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August 9, 2012
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Nolanverse Nightwing by effektdmentality Nolanverse Nightwing by effektdmentality
I had submitted this earlier, but some weird dA tweaks. Sorry to those that saw it previously.

A quick concept for a Nolanverse Nightwing.


I figured John Blake would skip the "Robin" persona entirely; if his legal name was Robin, and he ran around as a vigilante named Robin, I think people would catch on pretty quick.

My assumption is that John Blake wouldn't modify the Batsuit too much, considering he probably doesn't have the wealth or knowledge to do R&D on a new suit. Thus, the suit stays mostly intact, save for the modified Nightwing symbol. I also designed his mask to be more like goggles with lenses (Like Catwoman) instead of an open eyed domino mask, so that there would be room for functionality like night vision, thermal vision, infrared, binoculars, real-time HUD info etc. They also cover his ears to contain radio and surveillance technology.

Anyhow, this concept started out as a sketch to get a rough pose down. Once I had the pose, I made a basic photomanipulation by throwing together bits and pieces from several studio photos of the Bale TDK batsuit. Once I had the pose, I started to paint over the photos (they weren't huge, and had degraded with the manipulation) to help unify them (Paintovers are a common practice in concept design;In order to generate many ideas on deadline, many artists paint over photos or use stock reference or revisions to get different ideas out quickly). Painted in the Nightwing symbol as well as the mask. I also painted over a photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. No background because a) I'm lazy lol, b) I'm terrible at backgrounds, and c) that wasn't my focus for this.

Photoshop, 1.5hours
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Dayanr Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
You should draw more ics of Nolanverse Nightwing. This is epic man.
SUP-FAN Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah they should make a Nightwing movie. I love Nightwing.
TheDawrkKnight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I love this depiction of Nightwing check out my Nolanverse depiction of Robin !!:)
Taliaspadre Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job.
warman546 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely done now if only Nolan was working on it
Dede30 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like it!
effektdmentality Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dede30 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wolvengra Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I REALLY love this costume however my absolute favorite part about it is his mask! Would you care if I referenced from this picture to make a pixle version of it in Microheroes?
effektdmentality Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, just be sure to credit it back to this deviation or my dA profile. Thanks and I'm glad you like it!
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