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B is for Batgirl by perishing-twinkie B is for Batgirl by perishing-twinkie
**EDIT! I use a laptop at home which means it usually looks much darker on a PC monitor. Adjusted it on my work computer to be a bit brighter, if it looks washed out please let me know.**

B is for Batgirl!
This is Batgirl from Batman: The Animated Series. She went through a design revamp at some point and I liked it better so I went with that. Tried to go for a Bruce Timm look but it still looks too much like my own style. :(

Drawn by hand first, scanned in and painted in Paint Tool Sai. 2hr.

Ummm lesse the cartoon story for this (cuz the rules include I have watched it and liked it so I feel compelled to explain) : When I was a kid we weren't allowed to watch TV on Sundays... which is when this was on. Sometimes I'd sneak down and watch it. It was such a dark show for a kid's show, what with all the real guns and stuff. Not to mention the episode that heavily features Batgirl here, falling to her death from a skyscraper and clearly showing her get hit by a car on her way down! D:

Part of the draw-a-day drawing challenge that *AmericanNinjaX devised... ABC's of cartoon characters!
A is for
B is for [link]
C is for [link]
D is for [link]
E is for [link]
F is for [link]
G is for [link]
H is for ....
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Pappasaurus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! That is the good animated version from TNBA.
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Amelia-Seyruun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I wanna re-watch the animated series because I don't remember much of Batgirl but I love her!
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Flower-power1 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I love this.<3
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AskBatgirl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
May I use this for a profile picture?
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thanks for asking but I'd rather you didn't, sorry! :(
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AskBatgirl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Understood! Thanks for replying!
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Davidbatmanfan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is so perfect!:hooray:
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Booberryz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I don't care I've always liked Batgirl! XD Espeially Barbra Gordon Batgirl. :) great job at drawing her from the animated series!
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mara-aki Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
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Batgirl!! :love:
this is awesome! absofreakinlutely love it !
the pose the lighting the coloring her expression :faint:

you seriously made my day :worship:
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
^___^ Glad I made your day! Thanks for the comment, it made mine :D
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mara-aki Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
:D
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CrackpotComics Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Artist
Really nice! I love the pose, and the coloring is fantastic!
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn right B is for Batgirl! :P I absolutely love your take on animated Batgirl and it actually reminds me of the animated webisodes of Gotham Girls which took a humorous approach to the ladies of Gotham City. :P You nailed Batgirl here. Everything from the hair to those piercing blue eyes. Perfect!

And I definitely think the only way they got away with having Batgirl plunge to her death was having it all be a Scarecrow-hallucinated dream. :P
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Thanks! Yeah those Webisodes were great. I love Batgirl's eyes, they're one of the reasons I stuck with the revamped version isntead of her first appearance because EVERYONE's eyes got a major upgrade. Bruce's were like crystals.

Even for a hallucination the way she died was pretty horrendous. Though I guess it's still better than having Joker shoot her pointblank and paralyzing her for life...
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG. Bruce's eyes. Those things *were* like crystals! Selina's eyes were gorgeous too it's just too bad they hid them behind those stupid huge white cartoon eyes in her costume. But I did find it odd that Babs had blue eyes when she's more often than not drawn with green eyes. :S

The way she died was certainly less horrendous than the whole Return of the Joker thing with Tim Drake. THAT was some dark crap for ya right there. :P But yes, let's give a giant boo for Joker paralyzing her. BOOO.
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Both versions of Return of the Joker are pretty damn horrifying too! I like how they attempted to edit the Joker's death. Not sure that him slipping and electrocuting himself is more child-friendly than Tim shooting him @_@
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always funny when you see these things in animation and you wonder why people insist cartoons are for kids. I think they're finally coming around in American cartoons. The DC films are definitely a step in the right direction. The Wonder Woman one was fantastic and didn't sacrifice anything for being kid-friendly.
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
The films aren't necessarily a step in the right direction though, and at least 90% of the Americanadian TV cartoon industry these days is episodic instead of serial... for kids. Avatar was a great step in the right direction but is often dismissed because it looks like anime. Superhero cartoon films don't help the TV audience that much because much of the people watching it are above the ideal cartoon viewer age. That's why they can get away with a little bit of swearing too. I don't know, I think it will be at least another decade before we can get much closer to serial cartoons instead of episodic. :(
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
True. It's always nice to have a mix of episodic and serial. I prefer a larger over-arching plot with a mix of "filler" episodes similar to how Buffy or Sailor Moon work. That way you can sit down and watch the random filler episodes without having to watch an entire chunk of episodes which lead into each other.
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Code-E Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Batman TAS's Batgirl was one of the first female characters I ever became a fan of. She really had the full action-hero package: Smart, witty, skilled, talented, a lovable personality, and she wasn't hard to look at either. :D
This is just a great piece! You drew her so well, and the mixture of Timm's style with your own gives it an even greater effect.
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Yeah I always loved her (rare) appearances. A cool heroine aomong all the male heroes! Thanks for the compliment, I'm glad you like it! Timm's style is surprising difficult to replicate...@_@
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Code-E Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem! I'm actually thinking about doing this challenge myself now!
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SilverSkye Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
YAY BATGIRL!!! :dance:

This came out really awesome!! I think you amalgamated your style and Bruce Timm's to come up with an EVEN MORE AWESOME LOOK!!

Bruce Timm's style is awesomely stylized for ACTION which you captured here in this twisty (and well silohetted!) pose, but you added the emotion and expression! LOVE THE FACE!!!

Sorry I had to fav. HAD TO. I always liked Batgirl and now well she is in a wheelchair and I miss this version of her.

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE AIOCNVIOIERF :typerhappy:
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
That's so funny you should say that, I was JUST working on AIOCNVIOIERF! Psyhcic connection!

Thanks Tdot. :) I had you in mind as I drew this and was all like "OMG I hope I don't disappoint her ;__;". I considered tackling Batman but I was like nah I can't fill those shoes at all. You should do Batman! OMG Trish, if you don't do the ABC challenge you should at least draw Batman. Hahaha tha reminds me of that note he left you once where he signed it BRuce Wayne and then crossed it out and wrote Batman. What an idiot. (I miss our notes :()

Don't apologize for faving, I'm super flattered! I'm glad you like it so much! This is a result of one of those (rare) magical moments where I drew something quickly and was like "lol that wouldn't work... omg it would actually work!"

Anyway I'm rambling. Thanks for the comment and the fave is what I meant to say. Stay tuned for C, I know you of very few people will recognize it and maybe like it :D
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WanderingKotka Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
She is super cute! I love her little pout and her crouch.
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thanks! Haha I never thought of her as cute but I guess she kind of is eh :)

I think you just like her cuz she's a fellow redhead ;D
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WanderingKotka Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I don't know, I always thought Batgirl was spunky . . . :)

Maybe I do and maaaaybe I do. ;D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
... I honestly don't know why you don't just block me from your page right now.

... Nothing I ever do or say is going to be as awesome as this... Ever.

I'm not worthy of how cool this is and you are, in every possible sense...
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Wha? Why on earth would I block you? You're way too kind to me! :)

Thanks for all the nice words again... no matter how untrue they may be ;)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, but I have horrible spelling too.
All the more reason to give me the boot. ;)

And I assure you they ARE true! This rendition of Barbara Gordon is just so dark and visceral and yet so cute and sexy... I got no words. Just no words.

I'm afraid it's still official though.
To follow this as an example [link]
I'd be Penn and Teller and you'd be Lou Reed.
:D
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LovesDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
A is for awesome! X3
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
more like A is for
:iconyunoguyplz::iconsaysplz:AAAARGHH Y U NO LOOK GOOD??
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DoesntKnowWhatName Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I like it :) Good stuff!! Yay Batgirl!
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Thanks catboyjoe! Man long time no see! Still going to cons?
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DoesntKnowWhatName Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Hah, you know I am :P And rather enjoy that you remember me! xD
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Of course! I see you at almost every con ^_^
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DoesntKnowWhatName Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Hah, well "saw" :P You Japan living person you! But, yes. Cons = Awesome :P
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perishing-twinkie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Trufax.
Although I may or may not be making appearances at a certain Monteal con and a certain gigasaur Toronto con in the summer... :D
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DoesntKnowWhatName Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Oooooh~~ How very interesting indeed~~~ I shall look forward to the confirmation of this.. xD
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evangelian007 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Wow! Batgirl looks cute. :)
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