So recently, I started doing some concept art work for a very small indie comic book house. The focus of what they do is fan fiction. In short, it is labor of love to capture the work that they desire. After they found my work on art station.com, I was asked to help develop some concepts for some of their projects.
This project is called “GOTHAM’S KNIGHT”. The setting takes place in a not so distant future of Gotham City in where the aging protector Batman disappears without a trace. It will be up to his partner “Robin” (Tim Drake) who is now older to hold the line as Gothams sole protector and to recruit assistants to help unravel the mystery of his mentors disappearance.
I was asked to create concept work that would display the overall mood of Gotham and Tim Drake. I did two pieces. One is of Tim Drake as Robin patrolling Gotham City on a cold snowy evening, and one in where he is in the Batcave training. I was going for cold, dreary and depressing. I wanted a sense of isolation for the character that would display heroism, focus and an inevitable doom that would eventually fall on Gotham if and when once they fail. This was a lot of fun for me. Getting to play with these characters at the concept level is really great. I am looking forward to seeing in how this translates to their overall direction once the project is complete.