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The Dark Knight Returns by thousandfoldart The Dark Knight Returns by thousandfoldart
Thought it was about time I posted something again. This file's been collecting dust and needed to get finished!
The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller was one of those comics that re-awakened my interests in comics as an adult and was a gateway into many graphic novels and comics beyond it.
More than anything here I wanted to draw an old, gruff Batman using Clint Eastwood's face for reference... and lets face it, Robin should have always been a chick!
Made a tutorial of sorts for this one you can check it out HERE [link] ... just cause a few of you asked.
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Artrock23Beatrice Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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Jeeshwa123 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   General Artist
I'll be quick to  remind everyone here that Carrie Kelly is underage, Batman is in his 60's, and the sexual nature of this is really fucking creepy.
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Flayer1993 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hence why we are all here. (jokes)
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Jeeshwa123 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   General Artist
Speaking for everyone else, I wish it was a joke. 
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Natrill Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is toooo good, awesome job im jealous
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, friend!
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:iconnatrill:
Natrill Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Np!!
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Vali-Ent Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
THIS! 500 TIMES! I especially love how you portrayed The Mutants and The Sons of Batman.

Great job. What'd you think of the animated features?
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't seen it yet...
Part of me doesn't want to replace the memory of this comic with an animated movie– even it if is quite good.
But is it worth it? Do you recommend it? I am still very curious.
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Vali-Ent Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Totally worth it. Trust me; your memories won't be tainted. It's just as exciting, dark and sometimes horrifying as the book.
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. I'll have to check it out!
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OcelotXIII Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow! I'm really loving this. Hello Lifetime Wallpaper.
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks, friend!
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darklord1967 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Terrific artwork! Although I can't say I agree that Robin should have always been a chick. Brilliant piece nevertheless! Congrats!
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:iconthousandfoldart:
thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words, friend!
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marzwoody Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
this is awesome.
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, friend!
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huskertim27 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice. i agree about Robin
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billbobful Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I love this! Really great.
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:iconthousandfoldart:
thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment!
Glad you like it.
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TheJoeybird Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Admit it old batman reminds you a bit of Clint Eastwood. This is a great peice
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He does, doesn't he!
I imagine him with Eastwood's voice too.
Thanks for the compliment, friend!
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wesker007 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Writer
You know what's funny about that comparison? In The Dark Knight Returns, it was treated with an 'Oh sweet!' reaction. But when All-Star Batman and Robin came out, the 'Clint Eastwood as Batman' idea was one of the things they really pissed themselves criticizing :P
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chrisis87 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
asombroso visita mi perfil y checa mis esculturas
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias, amigo.
Nice Dark Knight sculptures in your gallery there!
Thanks for the comment.
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chrisis87 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thanks for your comments this is for all you amigos
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WaniRamirez Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very chilling Batman scene... Thanx!
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:iconthousandfoldart:
thousandfoldart Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No prob ;-)
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Increadible pic!
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gratitude, friend!
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Lou-ARTS Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
haha cool, prefer this cos i didnt like frank millers giant monstrous batman i just dont think it seemed right but this is just perfect. good job ^^
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, friend!
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krazoaspirit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Just amazing.
I love the faces in the background as well.
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:iconthousandfoldart:
thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated!
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berost Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
think this is about the sexiest that Carrie is ever going to get!
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berost Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Batman looks just a little too old here, and he's not big enough. Remember he's only 55 in the comic and he should stand around 6'10/6'11 and weigh like 300 pounds.
Sorry for the griping, this is exellently drawn.
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I figure he's had a hard time late 70s early 80s... TDKR takes place in '86 if I remember that right.

You're totally right though! Thanks for the comment:-)
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berost Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Yeah, it wasn't really so much his face as his height ratio to Carrie that bothered me. but even with such details, this is one of the best batman illustrations I've come across. Carrie is particulary exellent
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man.
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berost Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
yeah Robin as a girl is just waaaay more appropriate
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PunkoSteam Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Cool, really great art!
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Alpanhehe Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
What can I say? Just perfect! ;)
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, friend!
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Alpanhehe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
;)
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