Back with a round of Batman Villains. This is a bit of revisit as well. I originally did a batch of Batman Villains when I first started the characters 2 years ago. That group only have 5 characters in featuring Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and the Riddler. As I continued making new groups they tending to average 7 characters, and some like the BatFamily had 9. So I wanted to come back and take an other pass at the Batman Villains redrawing all of them and adding more to be a match for the BatFamily.
Batman has some great villains, so part of the challenge is narrowing it down. He still has very well known baddies who didn’t make this cut that will be featured when I do a second set of villains. I know most people know who Ra’s Al Ghul is after appearances in Batman Begins and Arrow. Similarly, I thought Clayface and Roxy Rocket would be a fun ones to draw, even if not the most well known. So I tired to keep it a bit more classic which the villains who have the great look and almost aways show up in every incarnation of Batman.
From left to right we feature: Mister Freeze, Scare Crow, Riddler, Penguin, Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Two Face.
As for references for the Batman Villains I opted to pick and choose my looks. There have been many popular version of each character. Especially Joker and Harley have been restyled a number of times. I did take a lot of my cues from the excellent Bruce Timm Batman cartoon. IT was a great cartoon that reinvented and created many of the characters we know today. Penguin however is more of the brighter older comic books, and Catwoman harkens back to her original costume from when she first appeared in the comics. Previously I had drawn her more modern motorcycle style costume, but people tended to be confused. People may still be confused with this rarely seen outfit, but it was fun for me.