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Batgirl No. 22 by AlexGarner Batgirl No. 22 by AlexGarner
Cover to Batgirl #22. This had to be done very quickly because my home was getting renovated which made for major distractions and lousy working conditions. Also used a new brush technique yet again; just looking for an aesthetic that appeals to me so be ready for even more experimentation as I trudge along this year. Some parts worked, others... not so much.

Showing her removing her bat symbol is a slightly difficult message to get across because as a static image it could easily look like she's putting it back on. Everything was placed carefully in the composition to make precise room for the logo and text.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
So heartbreaking. :(
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Shawneigh Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad...
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JRXTIN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
As someone who isn't familiar with the book or character, I thought she was holding a batarang.  IMO the trick would have been to make it look like a piece of vinyl or latex that had been torn off, with tears and stuff and a bit floppy.  Unless the book has established a rigid material.  I have no idea. 

Other than that I really dig it!
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My editors told me it's rigid.
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JRXTIN Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Well then, what are you going to do?  I was going to say it could be broken, but it's probably an armor piece.  If it's metal too, then it's basically a dull batarang.
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Amazing cover art pic 
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JamilSC11 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cool, I love the colors :)
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SpaceMonkeyJemi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
This is gorgeous. I love it, this was a truly fantastic issue. I think BG might be lining up all my new favorite covers.
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Tracer67 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really, really strong image you created there. ;-)
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DANNY-DED Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very impacting, really a fantastic cover for a great character! ;)
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Melacollina Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My God ...

The suspense is killing me. Why? Why would she do this? I know after Death in the Family and what happened with James Jr but she is more deserving to wear the symbol of the bat than Stephanie, that's for sure.

Your artwork is simply spectacular, by the way. Your imagery and the meaning behind it is beautiful; especially this one. I can just feel my heart breaking for her because her anguish is so clearly portrayed.

Thank you so much!
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Miturtow Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so pro!
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Kadaj777 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!
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Artgerm Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like this one! Great job Alex. :)
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much Stanley! :)
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insanityShadow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
what brushes do you use?
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Alexis-Kurosawa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!!!
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el-zanza Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
chingon
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barfast Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Fantastic work!!!
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Symson Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a very arresting image. I got that she was taking off the symbol on my second look when I noticed it was missing on her costume.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Intense.
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MarkIrwin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude, this is great! Really love the looseness in the color and strokes!!
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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MikeMarsArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome work! Your cover work continues to amaze and inspire
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rodavlasalvador Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome.
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Xpendable Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How cool is this !!!!
i fell in love
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JonathanGlapion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Jonathan!
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JasonScholte Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
This work is amazing! The detail and color is nice.
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druje Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's absolutely beautiful, Alex! One of the best DC covers I've seen in a while.
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fuzzbuzz102 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! that is brilliant XD
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thornyplant Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Love it! How long did it take u?
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