The Art of Blake Henriksen

The Art of Blake Henriksen

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Batman The Animated Series

Hey everyone! We’ll it’s been a long time in the making and I’ve been teasing this for quite sometime (if you’ve been following me on Facebook and Instagram) but here it is my “Batman The Animated Series” collage!

This piece is an homage to one of my most favorite cartoons of all time. I tried to take the characters that I felt were most significant to the show and/or meant the most to me and incorporate them into the piece. This also an homage to my favorite artist Marko Djurdjevic. As I’ve said before I love his work and I also loved his large collage pieces that he did as covers for various Marvel comic book titles.

This is probably the most ambitious piece I’ve ever taken upon myself mainly because of the number of characters, the shear man-hours involved (approx. 130 hours with reference gathering, sketching, thumbs, revisions, etc.) as well as working with composition (something I found to be a real challenge having had no experience with collage pieces before). That being said this was a ton of fun and I think I came closest to what I want in defining my “comic book” style. I enjoyed getting to exaggerate the features on these characters and stray away from trying to do something that was more realistic.

For those of you that are interested in this piece, I will be selling limited edition 18”x24” glossy posters on 14pt card stock starting this Thursday at the Salt Lake Comic Con. Just come by and visit me at booth 524 to get one! I’ll then begin selling online in the next week or two so stay tuned to my Facebook fan page for more info. Also, if you like this piece and feel like sharing it, feel free to spread some love! Thanks for all your support guys and I hope you enjoy this and get a little bit of 90’s nostalgia when you look at it!