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Hey guys sorry I haven't put anything up lately.  I've been super slammed at work and I have the hardest time working on the computer to draw when I'm home since I spend 12 hours a day on the computer as it is.  But I'm working on something Flash-related right now and it should be up in the next couple weeks.
Nebula And Sulu (#saveSelfie) by kinjamin
Nebula And Sulu (#saveSelfie)
..because that show was awesome.. and would of been the only show with an Asian male romantic lead (Glen from Walking Dead is awesome, but isn't that show's lead)

If it isn't clear to everyone, Karen Gillan (Eliza from Selfie) was also Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy

Such a damn shame the show is cancelled.  Hopefully some other outlet picks it up.
TDK Trilogy Epilogue: Clayface by kinjamin
TDK Trilogy Epilogue: Clayface
So when I was thinking up Clayface for the villain piece I did, I dug the idea to just go to the source.  In Detective Comics #41, Basil Karlo is introduced as a disgruntled actor with a mask that goes ape-sh*t serial killer on a film studio.  I pretty much just kept that origin. 

I'd like to think of Basil as an evil Daniel Day-Lewis that went off the deep end.

With all the technical advances Hollywood can do with prosthetic makeup, I thought it was a good way to represent Basil's "shape-changing" powers.

Also wanted him to have backup in the form of Matt Hagen (Clayface II in the comics) and Preston Payne (Clayface III in the comics)

I kind of like the idea that even in that last panel, you still can't quite see the face of the killers.

If it isnt entirely clear, the group of faces just above Basil's head represents some of his many disguises.

Also another thing that might not be clear, this is totally one of the "unconfirmed sighting of the Batman" post TDK, pre TDKR.  And it is Bruce that beats the crap out of the Clayface murderer(s) and drops them off at GCPD

oh btw I want to mention I'm not trying to demonize FX studios at all.. In fact I was trying to bring to light he fact that film studios completely lowball them to the point of them having to shut-down. It's completely terrible and would drive any of them to high levels of frustration. This is kind if the 'postal' version for the entertainment industry... which thankfully didn't happen - but could have.
Kiddy Croc (and how I felt about the Gotham pilot) by kinjamin
Kiddy Croc (and how I felt about the Gotham pilot)
Ok I know, it's just a pilot.. but holy crap it was super corny.  How dumb do you think your audience is?  I mean does Ivy need to be holding a plant?  We really need Harvey to tell Ed Nygma "no riddles!"?  Still going to watch it because I love Batman that much.  (And sorry to anyone that actually liked it)
A Better Class Of Criminal (Nolanverse villains) by kinjamin
A Better Class Of Criminal (Nolanverse villains)
Wanted to group everyone together from the Epilogues and the movies (with new dudes added)

Some notes:
- If you're asking who's the creepy guy on the left next to Scarecrow, that's Clayface.  Before you throw a fit, I'm super happy with my interpretation of him.  Basing it on the first appearance of Clayface back in the 40s, Basil Karlo just wore a clay mask and was going around murdering the sh*t out of people on a movie set.  I'm working on a full piece for him, so I'll hold off on telling the whole story.  But it was my chance to go full-on serial killer.  I was not too keen on just making every Bat villain a murderous psychopath (e.g. some people wanted Riddler to be some zodiac killer), but it's all good when it comes to Basil.  Also, sort of keeping his shape changing powers.. turns out this version of Clayface uses movie prosthetics to hide his identity

- Tried to keep Deadshot as close as I could to his Gotham Knight interpretation, since I sorta hold those up as TDK canon.  But his get up was super flamboyant, so I opted to make it look as homeless as possible since he's trying to remain inconspicuous. If you can't tell, that's a Gotham Rogues hat he's wearing (I just couldn't with the zoot suit hat - that thing's ridiculous)

- Also tried to keep Croc close to his GK design. If you look up cases of actual hyperkeratosis (his skin condition) -- it really looks scaly as hell (uhhhh. don't look it up at work, though) -- also wanted to note my favorite version of Croc is Azzarello's 'Joker' version so that's in the mix, too.

- Scarecrow looks crazy because that's the fear gas version of him.  Wanted to make it so when you look at him, you must be under the influence.  It's hard to tell but there's worms coming out of his mouth

- That's Manbat above scarecrow - he's a silhouette on purpose.  My idea is that Manbat is a Scarecrow experiment/manifestation.. I might elaborate on it later.. but I like that he's kind of a mystery coupled with J.Crane

- People are asking me what happened to Harley's scar.  To be honest, I kind of regretted giving her a cut smile -- it's so contrived.  But looking back, I let her do it with a surgical knife.  For anyone that's been in surgery like me, you know those heal pretty well if you treat them right.  And unlike the Joker, Harley isn't full-on unsanitary.  But if you're a fan of the cut smile, don't worry, Joker drives Harley so crazy she just may cut herself over and over (which is terrible, btw)

- That is Patton Oswalt as Penguin because even though it was a joke short film, I thought he was brilliant as Oswald.

- For people saying Mr. Freeze is too sci-fi for the nolanverse.. that is literally just a blue hazmat suit on him.

- happy accident that somehow the main film villains from a V (for villain) from Ra's to his daughter (I don't really count Selina as a main villain)
I think I finally hashed out how I'm going to do the Riddler. Gonna take some time tho because its going to be a double spread. But I'm really fusing him into the TDK trilogy lore.


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Ben Deguzman
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Currently at Treyarch Corp.

Working as an animator on the Call of Duty: Black Ops series.

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kinjamin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
of course! Your stuff is amazing! Added a couple of your pieces as favorites awhile ago -- I don't know why I didn't watch you sooner.
mr-redx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, do you accept commissions?
kinjamin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
hey man at the moment I'm backlogged on requests.. plus work/family/personal work also takes up most of my time.  if I get freed up I'll let you know.
mr-redx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Please do! I would love to have a commission done by you!
mr-redx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey man! I love your Dark Knight one-page comic origins about the characters. Can I get one of those for my characters?
DjessNL Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Do you plan to do a Court of Owls? Arrow-centric pieces? Anarky and Black Mask? 
kinjamin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
All great subjects to work on.. But only if I come up with a good interpretation
mr-redx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I could help you if you want. I have GREAT ideas and I think I could make them fit into the Nolan-Verse.
piemaster1446 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Please check out my Dark Knight Azrael concept inspired by your art.
I credited you for the idea.
RH93535HQ Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm a really big fan of you. Your working is amazing and all the stories you write are fantastic! You're probably busy and all so I'd understand if you don't use my idea. I was wondering if you could do a Justice League one next :D It would be so cool to see a Justice League one! If your having troubling with the cast I can give you a had. I don't really care if you don't use my suggestions, I just think it would be cool to see it made :) 

Henry Cavill as Superman (Because of Man of Steel)
Ben Affleck as Batman (Because he was cast as Batman)
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (Because she was cast as Wonder Woman)
Ryan Reynolds or Chris Pine as The Green Lantern
Grant Gustin as The Flash (Because he will be the flash in the new Flash Television series)
Carl Lumbly as Martian Manhunter (Because he did the voice of the Martian Manhunter in the Justice League cartoon series)
Josh Holloway as Aquaman (I think his image would make Aquaman look more mightier with the beard and all that because society portray Aquaman as a loser)
Stephen Amell as Green Arrow (Because of Arrow)
And maybe you could add Black Canary in since she was on Arrow, I'd like to see her in your piece if you make a piece but it's up to you, like I said I think it would be cool just to see it made. And because Caity Lotz portrayed her in Arrow I would suggest her.

But like I said if you don't want to go with it that's fine, I understand. It's just a suggestion :)
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