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Batman - for Colorado by EternaLegend Batman - for Colorado by EternaLegend
• Painter XI/Wacom tablet (one layer painting)


An artwork for those who were tragically killed, harmed or scarred at the Batman premiere in Colorado.

A movie is a place where you can sit back, relax and to enjoy seeing something out of this world while having a good time with either friends or family. The fact that it has happened in a cinema has honestly shaken me.
Movie theatres are suppose to represent "great art", from the visions and works of the director, actors, editors, performers, special effects team, camera operator, stunt coordinators and talented countless others where the audience can forget about reality for a certain amount of time to explore vast new fantasy worlds and to create personal connections with characters, magic and wonder, and much more within. For someone to walk in and open fire at innocent lives enjoying a film that many have been fans of for many years defies comprehension. It is absolutely shattering, and literally shocking.

I've made this for the Aurora community that has been torn apart by this event. It's not much… I know.
But my prayers and condolences go out to everyone who has been affected by this.

Kindly reblog on tumblr.

This artwork has also been featured in an's article.…


More info/places where you can find me:
Tumblr | Commission Info | Twitter
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Karnage1997 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Student Artist
this is beautiful, well done m8
Eclair1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wolfgirl501 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you, I was simply appalled by what had happened. I love Batman and always have ever since I was a kid. What that manac did was fucked up and should rot in jail or a gas chamber(Thought it would be nice if they brought the guillotine or the hangman's rope back), plus it was so disrespectful that he called himself the joker after the late Heath Ledger's.

So for the rambling I apologize but its a very gorgeous piece!:D
strotherdw Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I chose a day during the week I saw the report on the news to wear a Batman tee shirt to honor the people who were affected.  I am also a long time Batman fan.
lilnightshade Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
This piece is very beautiful, and I think the reason behind it is also beautiful. I work as a co-editor for a Batman fan website Caped Crusades and we are trying to start up a fanart of the week post. We would love to use your painting in for that post. We would of course give you full credit as the artist, with either your deviantart username or your full name as you choose. let me know what you think.
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Thank you! And I don't mind the feature at all (deviantArt name please) :)
lilnightshade Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
If you don't mind I really want to quote you in my post about your piece for Colorado. It's a moving sentiment and an equally moving piece and I think it will help people understand why I chose your painting for a post.
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Sure, go ahead :)
jbb1001 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I saw this as I was going through a horrible divorce and it reminded my that the only thing that was important was my son and daughter. We have finally moved into our new home and their mother has moved on with her new boyfriend. My son and daughter (ages 6 and 9) have always seen this on my wallpaper and realize it means a lot to me to remind me that we should enjoy every moment, love each other daily and never take a moment for granted. I would love to buy a very high quality canvas print of this and frame it in our den-library. Can I buy a canvas print anywhere. I'm happy to donate money to your favorite charity or just buy it from you. I can't figure out how to add this to the cart and buy it. Please let me know.

Thanks, Jack.
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Hello there, I'm very sorry for the late reply.

I was selling this as a print previously, but I ran into a copyright issue with DC Comics and had to have it removed. I can no longer sell it as prints due to copyright infringement.
You are more than welcome to download the image and print it out yourself, but there will no longer be high-quality prints of this artwork, sorry.
Edo--Tensei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
WTF! Mind blowing!!!
JacqueMatt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. 
lantheon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Piteurock Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Excellent. This painting says all about Bat universe.
Sonicblur2-0 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
This is simply heart warming :)
DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful.
LMonster2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! I love the details and dimensions within this piece. Very strong and sad. It has a great feel to it.
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Deserves a DD!
AND I'm gonna feature it on my FB page.
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thank you! :)
didiyaya107 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was a while ago-but still I thank you.
TheBroodMother Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
(queue animoo music)

Oakdude1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Looks Awesome!
ramunnodavide Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So touching...
Goten555 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thanks, I happened to be there for the TDKR premier that night. Good work.
ramzay78 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Skizzenbuch94 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
This is such a beautiful drawing, and ow, the message, just breaks my heart, so touching <3
Bad--Wolf--Bay Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
shakaiolia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ClvArt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your amazing artwork in my journal :)
sab2010 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Beautiful. :). I like the flower in his hand. And, of course, what the piece of work represents.
EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Very amazing!
ReDelta88 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Dark Knight mourns... :blackrose:
VSplanet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
SilverLiner Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, beautiful!
ltlwolf123 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
it wasnt a nice to hear first thing in the morning when your getting ready for work. was going to go that theater too but they were sold out.
petitoma Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
loverofcarnage Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I know God wants us to forgive our enemies, but that James Holmes is going to Hell.
stevepr56 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A very powerful solemn piece, well done.
Chrisily Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm surprised that so many people are scared to go see the movie because of the shooting. The movie was AMAZING! It is the best movie I have ever seen, and I've seen a lot of movies.
magichippiehippoyay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
this looks so dramatic
MiniMorrigan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful point of view
Sardistri Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
A very beautiful, and very moving piece.
Wonderful work :heart:
Gwevin-Benlie-fan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I wish Batman was real... :(
Chrisily Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
If he was, he would be my husband.
pyrokinetic666 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Just amazing. You've done such an excellent job :)
crimsonsoul198 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I really wish there was a "Batman" out there
TeodorGurgui Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing !
Shadowpuppet12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Being a Colorado resident I found this picture, not only visually amazing, but extremely heartfelt and sincere. It means a lot to see such an outcry of support. It's truly dark days when now you have to wonder whether you'll make it out of a movie alive, but seeing artwork like this just makes it just a little bit brighter. I hope you don't mind, but I shared this on my facebook, of course giving the credit to you. You deserve it and thank you so much for this.
ColIndy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!!

the people who have commented before me have said a mouthful. What happened in the Centennial State should never have happened but keep in mind that it wasn't the Dark Knight who set him off. It was the trailer for a gangster movie, but I digress.

A picture is worth a thousand words and, you , my friend, have said plenty with this one art piece. I was going to see the Amazing Spiderman, but I really don't know now.

There was an article in the Entertainment section of my paper today and, I'm paraphrasing, but it went something like this: "Sensitivity is a word rarely used in Hollywood these days."

Now, after this, maybe it'll be used a little more often. We can always hope.

Thank you ever so kindly for this.

Sincerely yours always,

nma-art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well said. And the art depicts a lot of emotion people are feeling right now.
I've love your artwork and i'm glad you did something for them.
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