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Old West Dark Knight by 2ngaw by artmunki Old West Dark Knight by 2ngaw by artmunki
I've been working fairly steadily on the new Rose Black book from Rough Cut Comics [link] so this is kinda the first time in a good while I've had the chance to do some colouring purely for my own pleasure. But when I saw this piece pop up as a DD a couple of weeks ago, knowing I had a lull in the Rose pages, I grabbed the image and set it aside. I still had to fit it in around other things, but I got something I'm fairly happy with, without overworking the piece (which I often do)

All well deserved praise for the original artwork [link] goes to 2ngaw [link]
Just the colours by me, with the able assistance of CS3 & Intuous 2

[EDIT] - oops, missed something! Fixed now tho.

[RE-EDIT] - and I forgot to credit the paper texture, kindly appropriated from [link]
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:iconficktionphotography:
FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:ahoy: This has been featured in my latest journal, found here: ficktionphotography.deviantart… :ahoy:
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artmunki Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Thankyou!  ^_^
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marekmaurizio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would *love* to print this for my new home *_* any chance to get a bigger version, like the original maybe?
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artmunki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I don't really do prints for any of my colouring work, I'm afraid. As the lines are drawn by someone else I would need to get permission from the original artist to make a print, and the original lines on this one were fairly low-res, so wouldn't print up too well anyway. Sorry!
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:iconmarekmaurizio:
marekmaurizio Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right, i should ask the original author. Thanks anyway, your coloring is wonderful!
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Thanks man!  ^_^
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Jovial-Jack Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Would you believe that I said, out loud, "FUCK YEAH!" when I saw this? Because... I did :)
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I think that was more-or-less my reaction when I first saw the lines, too!  ^_^
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chaoss3 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Dude, this is an amazing coloring job that just perfectly suits the original piece. I'm a costumer who does a lot of Batman costumes (including Gotham By Gaslight) and this is a seriously inspiring piece.
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artmunki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Thanks man. I've actually been meaning to revisit this piece, since my colouring techniques have developed a whole lot since I did this, but it's gratifying to know that it can still find new fans. And wouldn't a western-style Batman be incredibly cool! ^_^
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chaoss3 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Heck yeah! I've actually got a buddy who's doing one. Although I don't believe he saw your piece beforehand, it definitely has some of the same influences.
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Aye, I've seen a few others in the years since 2ngaw posted the lines for this. I'm still kinda surprised that DC have never done an 'official' version.
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xauten Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist
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BlackKnight973 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man this came out ill
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Thanks man!
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Curlsbel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I'm faving this.
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Indeed you did - thanks!
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Jimbob-Muffincake Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THAT is what I call epic. Holy Shit that is amazing. Damn good graphic deseign too. :o
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artmunki Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Well, I can only take credit for the colours - the awesome drawing itself was all :icon2ngaw:

Glad you like tho, man!
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:iconjimbob-muffincake:
Jimbob-Muffincake Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Still did a good job.
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Thanks man! ^_^
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:iconjimbob-muffincake:
Jimbob-Muffincake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
-You deserve it man.
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Lloyd-O Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Wow, your colors compliment the origin so freakin well. Thanks for really bringing an already phenomenal piece of art to life!
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I've actually been thinking about maybe having another bash at colouring this piece sometime - I did this a coupla years ago, and I can't help but wonder how differently I'd handle it now. No idea if I'll ever actually get around to it, tho. But thanks for the comments man - much appreciated!
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Lloyd-O Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
It would be pretty sweet if you did man. Stay classy.
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Lloyd-O Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Also, is there a higher resolution version? I'd love to use this as my wallpaper 1920x1080
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mynameisfaerie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
looks awesome!
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Thanks, and for the +fav too! ^_^
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NephilimSon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
If they only made a comic out of this.. :c
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
IT would be pretty cool! Thanks for the +fav!
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Zakimiya Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Photographer
caveman style anyone? XD hahaha

awesome art! fav!
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
hehe - that could be fun! Thanks for the +fav!
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:iconzakimiya:
Zakimiya Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Photographer
I would love to see it!
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artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Well, I only did the colouring - drawing something as good as this is a bit out of my range these days. It would be fun to see what someone would do with that idea tho. Oh, and thanks for the devwatch too!
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
besides this being awesome, i love that batman is wearing jeans
^-^ nice job
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
He's Cowboy Batman - he *had* to be wearing jeans! ;D
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:iconboxjelly1:
Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh for sure. it wouldn't be cowboy batman with out jeans, lol and chaps! X)
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GothamSPFX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome!
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
hehe! thanks man, and for the +fav too!
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kiwi-bat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la: I think i faved it twice, but it's just that awesome ♥
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Hehe - well, there's only one +fav from you showing on my list, so I think you're safe. Thankyou! ^_^
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kiwi-bat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
°u°
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FluffyxReaper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
amazing :D
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:iconartmunki:
artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Thanks much, and for the +fav too! ^_^
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eru7x Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Interface Designer
It's fucking mega blaster awesome dude! :O
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artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
hehe - thanks man, and for the +fav too! ;D
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YelZamor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, shut up.
The colouring is great. Not overdone, just right, in fact.
Very nice soft shine on all the surfaces and the texture is damn sweet too.
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artmunki Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Aye, I'm not saying it's bad, just that I could do it better. I was pretty pleased with it at the time, but it's far from the best example of my colouring now, yet still gets all the attention. Still, mustn't grumble! ^_^
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blasster Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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artmunki Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Thanks man, and for the +fav too! ;D
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