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June 22, 2011
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Batnight by MGNemesi Batnight by MGNemesi
Took forever to finish. >.<
*This* was my first ever doodle of Dick AND of Bat. I worked on and off on it for a long while, but I was never satisfied with the details.

What I do like in this one, is the symbolism.
Dick's shadow is Batman's shadow because Dick lives in that shadow. He thrived in it. The bat is what Nightwing's destined to become (and later became, when Bruce was displaced in time). But I chose to draw the shadow back-to-back with Dick, because Batman isn't merely a dark shadow looming behind Dick. He's someone that's always been at his back - fighting back to back with him.

[EDIT] = Oh... oh, WOW. Just... just WOW. I can't believe I got a daily deviation; I would've never, ever thought it'd happen for real, but here it is!
I'm so honoured. :) Thank you so much $godofodd for featuring this!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-24
Great concept, fantastic execution. Batnight by ~Nemesi-Har-Aralis is a must-see for comic fans and appreciators alike! ( Featured by godofodd )
ragdollfun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
In his father's shadow. ;)
regates Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
very cool :) Dick is my favorite
Kneelb4zod236b Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Very unique piece. I love the coloring in the batman shadow.
nayuky91 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I loved Dick as Batman.. so perfect *w* and this draw! amazing!
BigOlKidd Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
One of the best Nightwing/Batman pics I've ever seen, both in concept and execution. You definitely deserved the DD!
Liara-Shadowsong Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is fantastic. The composition of the piece is wonderful, and it's also pretty much exactly the features I tend to picture Dick as having after all the different art styles in various books are said and done. So beautifully drawn...
Thrasirshall Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The DD was very well deserved - I'm delighted for you :heart:

I also never thought I'd see the day where other colours, asides from black-grey-or white, would work on BATMAN.

You awesome woman you.
InuKa-RR-Hijinkessou Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daily Deviation very well deserved! Kudos to you! :iconilikeitplz: This piece is amazing! The detail work, the expression on Dick's face, the very well defined and proportionate musculature figure of him (omg, drool...) THE COLORS, the message....ah! So amazing! And you're right, many Robins have come and gone but the bond these two as the Dynamic Duo shared can't be replaced. They are the dynamic duo.

Now, if you'll excuse me I'll go and gush some more over this piece for a while.
MGNemesi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   General Artist
:blush: Aw, thank so much!
No other Batman and Robin combination will ever take the place of these two in my heart. I truly wanted to convey how special they are to me.
I'm so glad you like this!
exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Great work!
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