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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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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.
SummonerLuna Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Utterly gorgeous and very touching.
DTWX Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
PS. [link] :batman:

He wasn't in the Costume, but at least we got our wishes. 8-)
Mythpunk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Beautiful and touching
dracohog Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Photographer
Not only should this kind of thing happen in a theater, its something that should never happen period.
kittykatly Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful and so very touching. :) I agree with all that you said too, this was definitely something that should never have happened in a theatre...
BlueLightningStrike Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Very nice...
XxCommanderShepardxX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank u so much for this.
I truly appreciate the love and prayers and beautiful artwork from so many ppl.
From someone who was there and has friends who survived...
I want to thank u for this.
It's beautiful and everyone here needs the love and prayers.
It's the love that keeps us strong.
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I agree with you on that man.

And I pray for those who lost their love ones in this tragedy.

DTWX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
If there was a contest for this category, this would win. :icondarkknightplz: 8-)
ZeitgeistDragon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
As an artist, Batman fan, and someone who hates violence, I really appreciate this beautiful piece.

I work at a theater so, i see how many ppl make a movie choice based on the shooting. Ever since this happened, i get so many customers that do not want to see this movie because of this tragedy. It's really sad that mothers, fathers, bothers, sisters, other family and friends had to be injured or lose their lives for enjoying something the were a fan of. And other fans are flipping out, afraid to see THAT particular movie now.

Come on folks, lets not be intimidated by some random act of violence. Terrorist like that can strike anywhere, anytime, this should not force us to change our daily plans,or lifestyle. I,for one, still plan on seeing this movie with my mother.
RemaNigia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind, but I'm making a tribute to those who experienced loss in the Colorado Theatre Massacre, and I used this picture and quoted you, but I gave you credit for both, so...
Do you mind? please answer asap, I wont post the video on youtube without your consent ^-^
btw, BEAUTIFUL job, the idea and symbolism is perfect, and his sorrow is wonderfully captured. lovely all the way :)
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