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  Thursday, September 11th, 2008 03:48 pm

So,the other day I was wasting time around FFFFound when I stumbled upon this photo:
Batman on elephant

And then I thought it was weird that in his comics Batman has had a car,an airplane,a helicopter,a boat,a motorbike,a jet pack,a horse and even a tank...everything but the coolest transportation of them all:an elephant.Now,some might say that an elephant is more a pet than a transportation,but then,Batman has had a dog and a gorilla —Why not an elephant?

Of course,I simply had to draw it:
Classic Batman
(brush,technical pen and digital stuff —Batman is © & ™ DC Comics,Inc.)

Just imagine you are a criminal and then you hear this in a dark alley at midnight —you would really be scared of the might of the Dark Knight™ :

Oh,but wait —I even made a cover:
Batman classic comic

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zroing
Marina Neira
Thursday, September 11th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)

That cover is absolutely awesome! How did you give it that worn look? I'd love to know how to do it.

I feel bad for the real little elephant in the photo, though! Poor baby. =P

By the way, I've been following your advice on FFFFound! and it's definitely more entertaining when done the way you said. I'm totally loving it.

-Marina


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everyueveryme
everyueveryme
-U! a.k.a. Uriel A. Duran [Artist For Hire]
Friday, September 12th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)

The worn effect is made with 3 extra layers on Photoshop.Over the artwork,there's one layer with the scan of a used sheet of paper,set in 'overlay' blend mode.
On top,there's another layer,where I put the staples marks,the folded corners and some random white marks with some custom brushes (I could paint all those directly on the layer with the art but I like to do that in a layer apart so I can edit or erase any mistake more easily).

After that,I merge all the layers and set the new single layer in 'multiply' mode.And then I put a new layer below,fill it with yellow and fiddle with its hue and saturation until the "paper" looks old enough.

Good to know you are enjoying FFFFound.


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zroing
Marina Neira
Thursday, September 18th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Thank you for taking the time to explain this to me, Uriel. I'll have to give it a try at some point!

By the way, I just joined deviantART and was looking for you there... I was surprised and disappointed to find out you abandoned your account! Knowing hardly anyone there, I was looking forward to adding you to my friend list. I understand your reasons, though. I wouldn't be surprised to find myself doing the same in the far future.

-Marina


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everyueveryme
everyueveryme
-U! a.k.a. Uriel A. Duran [Artist For Hire]
Thursday, September 18th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!

Ah,yeah,I saw you mentioned that some days ago.
I wouldn't worry much about knowing people there since that website is meant to be mostly a social network.Surely you'll get lots of new contacts soon.


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zroing
Marina Neira
Thursday, September 18th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!

Yes, I already made a couple of friends.

That site's basic idea is good, but it's so poorly administrated, isn't it? I was surprised that some very basic things are missing or not done correctly. Like not being able to see how many pages are in a forum thread, not even being able to go to the last one. That seems so silly and not practical at all!

Then, there's all the porn all over the place that's not properly moderated, and it seems very buggy, too.

I probably will stay only until I tire of these things. =P For now, I'm enjoying receiving comments on my work, though.

-Marina


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everyueveryme
everyueveryme
-U! a.k.a. Uriel A. Duran [Artist For Hire]
Friday, September 19th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!

I think its problem is exactly the same as MySpace's:it began mostly as an experiment meant for some few persons but suddenly lots of people joined,and now they can't fix anything because the site and its database are very huge to handle properly.
From what I remember,the porn was always there —you know,the website has the word 'deviant' in its name,and the page design is mostly dark and stuff.But again,the network grew too much and too fast and now there are things difficult to change or control.


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zroing
Marina Neira
Friday, September 19th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!

You're most likely right about that. But, I thought the word "deviant" was a joke. My goodness, what did I get into...? <=0


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zroing
Marina Neira
Friday, September 19th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!

Ha ha! I just saw your avatar, that's hilarious. XD


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verseprophet
verseprophet
Saturday, September 13th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)


Awesome.

I think it should have been the Bat-chyderm, though.


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everyueveryme
everyueveryme
-U! a.k.a. Uriel A. Duran [Artist For Hire]
Monday, September 15th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)

Thank you.
Actually I did thought about using 'Bat-chyderm',but in the end choose the longer 'Bat-pachyderm' word simply because I liked the way it looked on the design.


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