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Gotham Rogues - Batman Redesigns by sarahn Gotham Rogues - Batman Redesigns by sarahn
This is pretty damn big. So click 'DOWNLOAD' at the right for a larger, better quality shot.
Also, see my redesigns of Two-Face, Riddler, Catwoman and the Mad Hatter.

This is something I've been working on little by little for like, months....there's still no shading, so it's kind of WIP, but honestly I kind of like the way my flat colors look here, so I'm leaving it alone for now.

I had been wanting to try to redesign some Batman characters to see what I can come up with, though as you can see they still ended up being heavily Animated Series-inspired. Kind of hard to mess with perfection I guess.
Now here's a bit of what I was thinking with all of them...

Poison Ivy
AKA Curve E. Voluptuous. Ivy was kind of a last minute design I decided to squeeze in with the other three. I never liked her leaf bathing suits, so I gave her this dress I'm rather fond of, even if it's a bit on the ventilated side. I also don't like her with green skin, it looks silly to me (She-Hulk?), so she has regular skin with some little green um...vine-veins...on her face, neck and ankles.

The Joker
Joker and Harley are the most BTAS-like. I actually was planning to give him a more slicked back hair-do, but dagnabbit he looks too good with this hairstyle. XD I tried to give him a 'dipped in chemicals' look here; his skin is more chemical green than clown white, there is a little bit of staining around his hairline, and his eyes are bloodshot. His irises are also brown but are supposed to be stained in such a way that they're almost red too. I don't like him with green eyes, don't ask me why.

Harley Quinn
Baarreelly any changes here, Harley Quinn's original design was already perfect to me, so I don't think really needs a change, but again this is redesigns for fun and I really wanted to try using stripes on her. This looked GREAT in lineart form, not so much in color. Rather than grunging, gothing, Dark Knighting, or skanking her up like most people do, I just added in some more HARLEQUIN know, the jester thing she's supposed to be? So some more...pom-poms on her torso and a new collar design. Also a diamond on her cheek just 'cause I liked it there. Her red color is a little more on the magenta side too, because in her appearance in Justice League Unlimited, her reds looked like that. I kind of liked it, so I used it.

AKA Patches. Scarecrow is my second favorite villain next to Joker, but in both the animated series and what I've seen of him in the comics, he was kind of silly looking in his Scarecrow costume that looks like something you'd pick up on Halloween. I thought you were trying to intimidate people, Scarecrow? =/ They did much better with his look in the New Batman Adventures, which obviously I had in mind here what with the black hair, similar eyes, and walking stick. I still have some issues with this design, but I like it for the most part.

....and there you go! I'd like to do more redesigns later, maybe Batman (again), Catwoman, Riddler....but I hope these amuse you guys in the meantime.

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TysKaS Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely concepts :) Harley looks so cute - the extra stripes are an excellent idea
Creature218 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
I  like them all especially scarecrow no that's someone who uses fear as a weapon
dreamwatcher7 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like your take on Poison Ivy's outfit. Its both sexy and elegant.
Artrock23Beatrice Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job
SUP-FAN Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like the way you designed Poison Ivy.She's hot evil but hot.
SkittyFurb Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i like poison ivy

NikitaBluezer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scarecrow scares the living daylight out of me....AMAZING!
Harley,as cute as can be! :) I've always loved her and I love her new design! 
Ivy,I totally agree with you. I really only like her green skin in the Batman games and such. And that definitely suits her.
Joker, FANTASTIC job! :) I love this
dewayne16 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
ivy looks so good
doctor3uk Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I'd like to see your take on The Mad Hatter.
sarahn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to do more Batman redesigns later, like Mad Hatter, Catwoman, and some others, just not sure when that'll happen at the moment. =P
dewayne16 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
i so love ivy's redesign it suits her very good
SailorArctic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Scarecrow looks like the Creeper from Jeepers Creepers
sarahn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SailorArctic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
speechless good or speechless bad?
sarahn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Speechless "not sure how to react to that". (Just joking around though.) But I think I'm always going to see the Creeper when I look at my Scarecrow design now. :XD:
SailorArctic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
sorry. Didn't mean to give you nightmare fuel
Astrogirl500 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!!
0becomingX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice drawings!!! the joker and harley are my favorite! i love how u've drawn the joker's suit
Tazmadevil Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You have made Ivy classier, Joker darker, Harley cuter and Scarecrow creepier. Love it.
RazorD9 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Oooh, nice.

Love what you did with Ivy. Still a bit odded out with her green skin, so seeing her back in a fleshy color is great. And then the touches with the vines as well as he more earthy attire. It's like something the goddess of earth should wear. Power with sex appeal without going overboard.

Joker, real classy. Really like the elbow patches with the tattered tails there. Harley also sporting a more traditional look, with some little touches that I love. The Strips and the little diamond on her face especially.

And oooh, "Patches" definitely puts the Scare in Scarecrow. Is that rope around his neck though? The whole noose tie was one of my favorite things about the New Batman Adventures Scarecrow. Though the stitching and all the mismatched pieces of cloth that makes the trench coat really sells your design. I would love it if they had a Scarecrow that looked like that.
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really love your redesign of Scarecrow :thumbsup: Loving the patches, autumn colors, and mask design. For some reason it's just always difficult to make him look scary, but I think you nailed it pretty well :)
Nero--Angelo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Joker & Harley = teh best :D
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