Wednesday, December 29, 2010












Here's a whole bunch more pages from issue one.  It's nice to have the book out there!  I'm sure I missed a couple here, but it's got to be close to the whole book posted now.  I tried to find the inks for issue two's cover, but I don't know where I saved them.  Sorry about that!

40 comments:

FBS Prod said...

Muito bom mesmo!

Manu said...

These are incredible, bravo !!! :D

(One of these Batpage ^^ is drawn on a Marvel sheet, he he.... excellent ! lol....)

By the way, I just have read your New Avengers one week ago, and I loved them very much !

Darrell said...

Looking forward to the new DK Man!

jasonbrockvocals said...
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jasonbrockvocals said...

You are so amazing!!!

JP Mayer said...

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! You think put some inked pages here too?

Dale said...

Looks great!!! good seeing you at the signing today! Very excited for the series.

Tom said...

These pencils are glorious! I really enjoyed the first issue, David. Congrats on creating an excellent comic book. Can't wait for more!

Derek Dwyer said...

Mr. Finch you are spoiling us !

Wayne Beeman said...

Outstanding to the most outer galaxy possible. I study your work quite frequently. It never gets old.

So glad you keep posting. Very inspirational to me.

SecurityDesignProfessional said...

David, met you last night at Cartoon Kingdom and your DK during your DK signing session. Just wanted to say both me and the kids are big fans of your work. Your talents are amazing. My son is already treasuring your sketch you did for him. Keep up the great work. Love your style.

Angel Tovar said...

wow i love your buildings and the shadowing! you've got to show us how to use that grid that i keep seeing in the back!

Lucas Heneks said...

Please tell me that DC is going to produce a "pencils only" version like with All Star Batman! Your work is amazing as always.

Christopher said...

I'm doing your gnomon workshop dvd's which are amazing!!!!!!
The Art Work is amazing my favorite is the second splash page it's so detailed I made it my background!!!!!!!!!!!!.... I love your artwork and it's an inspiration to me. Thanks for being you!

When does the book come out?

dave said...

Loved the Dark Knight book. Once again you amaze me. All the detail in the building work and scenery is one of the main things that sets you apart for me. Keep it up.

Andrew said...

Wow man, these are awesome. Totally inspirational dude.

Joey said...

so awesome! i love that shot with the rain.

Aaron Choi said...

brilliant!! More please!

matitaimpazzita said...

Awesome! 8)

You're great!!

Amit said...

Awesome work on all those pages especially on the Etrigan Batman splash page,it has been posted over in the DC source page looks awesome.Its too bad that i would have to wait for the Trade paperback/or a collected edition(in hopes that it might happen.

Jay said...

These pages are truly inspirational. Having you work on Batman is probably one of the most exciting additions to the Batman archives in years! NICE WORK!!!

Ambra said...

Excellent... just excellent... I love how you can jump from a super-detailed page to the more "simple" pages like the ones with the children.
Probably one of your best (along with Second Coming, in my opinion) works so far.

BROCASSO said...

Question.
How many pencils do you think you go through on average per issue.

I'm sure you get this allot, my bad if I'm being redundant.

Lee Townsend said...

What can I say Dave these pages are amazing! all the best for the new year.

Pete said...

My god this is brilliant work! Wow!!

Studio J said...

Hey David,
my name is Jesse Wichmann and i was fortunately enough to receive a positive portfolio review from you at the new york comic con this past october (i had the over rendered rocks and trees, and the black horse on the black background and you also gave me a sketchbook that you drew some reference stuff on. Lol, at the end of the review i'm not sure who was more disappointed, you, that you couldn't mold me into a better artist, or me, trying to figure out how to commute like 9.5 hours to canada :)

i had planned on sending you a thank you note via your website after the convention and found everything had been shut down due to ebay scumbags. it's a little late, but i just wanted to say thank you for your time at NYCC, helpful tips and generous praise on my work, i'm hugely appreciative for all your shared knowledge and advice. (and super excited to see that your blog has resumed!)

thanks again for your time and best wishes to you, your family and your continued success!
-J. Wichmann

arch.mabe said...

Stupefacenti, le tavole a fumetti sono bellissime.
Drugs, the plates are beautiful comics.
mario di fumettomania.net

Kyle Mitchell said...

David, I just purchased your instructional DVD's from the Gnomon Workshop, and I have to say I am hooked! Your work is amazing and inspirational to all aspiring artists. I loved your work you did for the HULK! Keep up the great work.

Halatir said...

Hi David!!

I also got absorbed by the Gnomon DVD's (the one about hands and feet is still in the pending list) and I have to thank you for those lectures....

I hope there is still more to come. I would really appreciate at least one about rendering and texturing... dramatic lightning or clothing would also rock...

Anyway thanks a lot for reconsidering resuming with the blog and posting such an amazing stuff, as you said in the DVDs yourself, copying from our favourite artists helps on learning to capture the feeling and proportions (it was something like this, I'm sure).

Thanks a lot and keep up feeding us with more stuff!!!

Cheers!!

Mimi Cortazar said...

Great pages !!

bluejazz87 said...

These are great. Keep up the good work. By the way David I was wondering if you would be interested in telling us a little bit of your approach on perspective? I like the way you do environments. Thanks.

Fran mariscal said...

Hello Mr finch, my name is Fran Mariscal am 16 years old, my father and I are big admirers. Batman's pages are very very nice, congratulation I will buy the comic when appear in Spain. If you have time and you desire it you can see my blog. In the blog I have drawings that I realize, if you pass he would be grateful for it to you. A greeting and good luck.
http://franmariscal.blogspot.com/

Gregory said...

Hey man, when's the next issue of The Dark Knight coming out??? Really loved the first issue and I'm excited to see what you're going to do with this series.

kleeks said...

Just read your article in Wizard about the 11 best Batman artist (including yourself). I laughed about your Risso story. I too have it in the bedside bookcase. Every time my work gets to detailed, I check out Risso's shadow work and groan!! He is a master!!! I don't know why Broken City is not more popular. It is an inspiration to not only illustrator but photographers of which I am. It took two reads to figure out who the two killers were....I was that enthralled with the artwork!!

Marc said...

The double page of batman under the rain is incredible. I'm a French fan of Mr. Finch's work, I know his work... but I must say that this page is stunning me.

I will be interested to buy this incredible artwork. So I will greatly appreciate if you can help me to contact Mr Finch... or if you read this Mr Finch, please contact me :-)
(Marc Quiertant on CAF)

Tzub said...

Oh my! I found you on blogspot??? You're one of my favorite artists and one of the best ever! How much did it take you the double with batman under the rain??? It's totally amazing!

Jack said...

fantastic stuff, I really like the drapery in your compositions.

Also Batman in the rain is very well done. =]

Arif said...

I became a big fan of yours after seeing your dvds...they are amazing David. and it opens my eyes in so many ways.Thank you so much for creating these dvds and share among with us..
Greeting from Bangladesh.Little surprised??..dont ...Art can go easily anywhere of the world..

David Velazquez said...

David you`re a real master, and so generous!!!! Thanks thanks thanks!! I wish some day meet you and give to you a better thanks;)! Greetings from Argentine!

J. Rayski said...

excellent!