Today we bring you a sketch breakdown of “The Bat” from one of our in-house artist, Nathan Davis aka Obvian. This funny Venture Bros./Classic Batman Comic Book Cover mashup is a great look for any schwifty party you may go to this weekend. Enjoy!
Righto! The Bat. The initial sketch, just to get the idea out and onto paper… Or a screen. Using a tablet is weird. Hank is in his “the Bat” costume (complete with Adam West mask), and Dean has his Spidey pajamas in a riff on the spotlighted Batman 9 cover.
A more refined sketch. Dean’s crouching a little to help give the height difference from the original cover more of a nod, and Hank has a longer cape. Though still ridiculously short. And just in case it wasn’t clear he’s wearing a mask, his mug now rests atop the title. I should probably add an umbrella, too.
Phase 3 & 4
Together because I forgot to take a screenshot in between. Inks and colour blocks in Illustrator.
Adding in some details and references. The issue number is now the number of times Hank has croaked, and the price is now the final price of Marvel Comics issue 1 after the Venture family was given the $500,000 antique comic as payment. It looks green. Is it too green to you?
Yeah, way too green. There’s still a slight muting of colours to keep it feeling vintage, but over all, I think we’re done! It’s time t–CRAP. I forgot to put in the broken umbrella. Crapcrapcrapcrap.
Okay now it’s done. Crap.