There is literally no limit to the many visual interpretations of Batman characters, and artist Lee Killeen tries his hand at rendering the Dark Knight’s foes in this gallery of rogues. Killeen’s illustrative style, which is a grittier version of traditional comic book art, is the highlight of this series. You’ve never seen Joker with this many wrinkles, the Penguin with this much stubble and Two-Face with skin this warped, but that’s what makes this collection special.
Also notable about this series is Lee Killeen’s use of shadows. Literally every portrait is half-obscured, giving these visage visuals a highly sinister feeling. Killeen’s use of negative space to convey the wrinkles on the right side of Joker’s face is most impressive, hearkening back to the days when Frank Miller illustrated graphic novels.
Shadow-Cloaked Villain Visuals
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