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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.

*SPOILERS*

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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:icondantheman2000:
Dantheman2000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
interesting piece i like this i like how nightwing has ear pieces makes him look equipped. just wish he had the longer hair :P
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Dayanr Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
You should draw more ics of Nolanverse Nightwing. This is epic man.
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SUP-FAN Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah they should make a Nightwing movie. I love Nightwing.
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TheDawrkKnight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I love this depiction of Nightwing check out my Nolanverse depiction of Robin !!:)
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Taliaspadre Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job.
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warman546 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely done now if only Nolan was working on it
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Dede30 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like it!
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effektdmentality Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Dede30 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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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?
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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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Wolvengra Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like it? I Love it man! I've been so stumped on what to do for a mask for my own OC that this inspired me to turn a traditional Japanese War mask into something similar. ^^ But don't worry man, I'll be happy to give you credit, always give it where credit is due!
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Kouhei-Son Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
freaking awesome as hell! dude you should send this to warnerbrothers and askthem to do nightwing.
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:iconeffektdmentality:
effektdmentality Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kouhei-Son Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
welcome
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JediOrSithAH Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
That is totally goddamn awesome!!!
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:iconeffektdmentality:
effektdmentality Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JediOrSithAH Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Welcome! More John Blake, please?
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hoodxred Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really cool. I guess I'm the only one that saw his character as a Jean-Paul Valley type and not an actual "Robin" or Batman successor.
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Since we don't know his real name, whose to say he isn't Dick Grayson?
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guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
awesome
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jutbut123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
yup Totally agreed.
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Misandrie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
The film wasn't my cup of tea and "inventing" a new robin-esque guy seemed a bit weird to me, since there are quite a few robins to chose from xD

But this has nothing to do with your design.
I think it's great, I really like the dark shades and so on.
I really like your design! And eventhough I would bit my lip if there was a new Nolan film featuring a Nightwing that isn't Dick Grayson... the only thing to satisfy me would be this costume!
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thebluedragon07 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
It could work
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Linkzilla Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
"If you're going to work alone...Wear a Mask."
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JadeTorchwood Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I wasn't expecting that detective's real first name was Robin when I watched the movie. It's cool that they made a subtle reference to the sidekick.
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SWArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Jesus fuck that's good.
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I'm not reading the description because lalalala spoilers. But I really love the shading on this one. I feel, though, like you were undecided on what he was doing with the pose, so it ended up just a little bit awkward. If he's getting up onto something, I think his chest should be closer to the raised knee? That aside, the small details in the face look really good, too.
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effektdmentality Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looking at the pose, I agree. I think His right knee is a little too high for how straight up his spine is; he should probably be leaning a bit more in general. Oh well ^^;
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Still looks great! Sorry, I'll keep my notes to myself.
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effektdmentality Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Shh, it's fine. Keep the notes coming :)
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