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Like Looking in a Mirror by hellcorpceo Like Looking in a Mirror by hellcorpceo
Niiiiightwiiiiiiing!!

Ahem. I love the sort of odd parental relationship between Batman and Nightwing. Even though Nightwing is a lot less dark in terms of personality, he and Batman are more alike than either of them will ever admit. Which is probably why they fight so much. <3

I like Alex Ross's perspective as to whether or not Batman's eyes would be visible through his cowl. As Ross pointed out, Batman would never do anything that would impede his field of view. Plus, showing the eyes allows for a much wider range of expression, and I love Nightwing's baby blues.

Nightwing and Batman belong to DC, blah blah not mine blah.

Lineart (which actually turned out pretty good, a rarity for me) is here: [link]
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Those two are definitely alike.
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Riviellan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you went with a view of the eyes instead of the lenses in the mask/cowl. 
Eyes convey so much emotion, and you nailed it!
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Saphire21 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much sexual tension in this single image...
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OmniTilly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Ooooh, so much goes unspoken.
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bersaba Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!  This is GREAT!  Really great!  I thought it was a screen capture from an animated film, and, when I saw it, I thought, "wait, where is THAT from?  I want to see it!"  And I think that you're right that Bruce and Dick are both alike - in their stubbornness, among other things, and this is VERY WELL DONE!  I love dick's hair here, and both their faces are really nice!  LOVE IT!
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hlwar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This is insanely awesome! And I'm not just saying that because Nightwing is hot. Giggle 

Your style and talent is so professional. This seriously looks like a screen capture from the latest DC animated film!!

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SecretlyMinnieMouse Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
....I might love this a little too much xD
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NoisyBunny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy shit! That's so cool!!! Batman is like my second favorite super hero of all time!
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Gryphon-Burger Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the idea of seeing their eyes, but I always thought that the white on their cowl was like... super detective gear that are like... high tech glasses? I don't know...
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ShieraSeastar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Nightwing is my favorite DC character ever and I adore Batman. They have the greatest father-son relationship, even if they do have intense disagreements sometimes. Daddybats is the best.
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Limnamae Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I love it I too am I newfound lover of Batman/Nightwing (And I promised myself, NO MORE SLASH-PARRINGS...... Sigh) So awesome.. :hug:
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ParadiseDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works looks completely professional! Congratulations for your art!!
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thaic122 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
For a whole minute I thought this was a caps from some Batman cartoon. Amazing work there!
I really like how Dick seems angrier than Bruce.
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bordercolliesRULE Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is my man right here. That's right. Nightwing!
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WeasleysWW Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
loving this soo muchh :icondurrhurrplz:
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
THIS IS PERFECT.
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Awesomeoliver Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Oh Richard Grayson...someday you WILL be mine!! :love:

lol brilliant! I'm fond of their father/son relationship as well, even if they do have their disagreements now and again. In fact, that's part of the reason why i love it!
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mal2v Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Love this - you drew the perfect line between hardcore comic and cartoon. Great expressions!
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hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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AshtonRoxander Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
They look so cool! As a comic guy, I love it when people draw superheroes like the comics and don't make them TOO cartoon-ish.
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black4minister Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
You realise that with this kind of skill you should be working for Disney - or the animation section of DC. This pic is so AMAZING! I don't know if I love you or hate you...
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hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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KLCarle Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I don't fav much, but I am fav-ing this! Love it! The tension in this scene is so intense! Love your choice and reasoning to not cover the eyes!

(though... Bruce has blue eyes too :3 )
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Will-10 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
hmm, uncanny
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writer212 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
LOVE THIS.
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tinyguy712 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I still think he'd enhance his view. So he'd have the "white eyes" going on.

Great picture by the way
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FollowedMyHeart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
LOVE.
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happysorceress Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
This is...wow. So beautiful. Their expressions are *perfect*.
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PJMarts1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
This is a must have for my favs!!!
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ImElectrica Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I Get What's Happening. Either Their Having A Really Intense Staring Competition Or Batman Let One Off And Trying To Blame It On Nightwing. Of Course Nightwing Doesn't Take The Blame.....
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RavensGrrl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Writer
<3<3<3<3

This is amazing.
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scancer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nightwing totally rocks , D.C. should give him more.
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ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:spotlight-left: W.O.W. :spotlight-right:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Be still my heart.
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morqwal Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
so, night wing is jason?
why did everyone hate jason?
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hellcorpceo Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nightwing is Dick Grayson. If I remember right, comics fans weren't fond of Jason because he seemed like an irritating interloper that the writers were trying to replace the recently-Nightwing'd Dick with.

Plus his character was introduced stealing the wheels off the Batmobile, and nobody likes a thief.
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morqwal Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
oh okay. forgive.
i just was going off of some articles and the Dark Night Returns.
coulda sworn nightwing was jason. oh well, thank you! the more you know...
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AbbyRomana Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
This brilliantly done! :D

I cam across this on Tumblr like a long time ago, but I couldn't figure out who the artist was. I'm so glad I finally found you, so I could tell you how much I loved your drawing. :)

Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
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hellcorpceo Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's cool that it wound up on Tumblr! I'm glad you found me too, and thanks for commenting!
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lumen-a Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are both amazing! especially in your art!:)
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Angelove777 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the legendary Batman!
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Deerane Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Outstanding.
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mynameisfaerie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is epic.
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katie-harley Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, they're all like: Grrrrrrr..
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NinjaGirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011   Digital Artist
i love you O_O
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cannedhuman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
gaaaah!!!
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JaqualM92 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Awesome Pic. Love there expressions. Heh Nightwing looks like a brat. But a SEXY Brat.
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LittleBlackSparrow Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't Nightwing basically Robin when he grows up?
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Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
HAH. The buildings in the background make it look like Nightwing is flipping Bats the bird. :P
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Sariel-Lunar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
God I love this.... but I want them to start making out.... -kicks self-
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