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(Contains: nudity)
(I'm putting this in fanart because I have to... it's really not about Batman at all, but rather about gender issues.)

This painting is 22 by 29 inches or something like that. I didn't realize until I took a picture of it that my skin tones were pretty off. Acrylic paint dries too fast to mix together like oils, and on this particular project I did not have the patience to deal with oils.

Done with: Acrylic paint on gesso-ed stonehenge paper.

Nude Batman was important because it answered the question of "What is a painting?" as well as confronted the subject of the "male gaze"... I was surprised an a bit appaulled when one of the two boys in my art class thought the other boy did it. Apparently it is still taboo for women to paint nude men, especially not in a passive manner.
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:iconsonofthemummy:
It sort of looks like, "Leave Robin alone while he finishes his Art homework:  Crime you will have with you, always!"
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:iconmichaeldavidbishop:
Geeking out! Lovin it.
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:iconbhodi-27:
It's happening very slowly, which I guess is no surprise, but I think that little by little, women are being "allowed" to approach subjects like this. Of course it's absurd that there should ever have been anything like disapproval, let alone a taboo. It may or may not be relevant to point out that much, if not most, of the best male/male erotica today is being written by women, heterosexual women at that. Some of the major news media have reported on this phenomenon, which pleases me, as a gay male, mightily.

I love this painting, by the way. I hope you don't mind if I make it one of my favorite wallpapers. Thanks for publishing it here!
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:iconchecats:
HE IS HAVING NONE OF THIS CRAP
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:iconzurathjr:
Excellent! What do thoes two boys know anyway? It is a fantastic painting, and just as I always pictured Batman would be at home in his leisure time. (Of course the fact that I spent many a night on my couch the same way while watching TV doesn't hurt either. Of course that was before the children!) :-)
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:iconcitrusgirl:
i think i had an orgasm
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:iconsilvercatgirl27:
Whoot! You do great work. ^_^ I love it. Yay for nudies! ^_^
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:iconsweets8:
Yes (no offense to the males who don't do this ^_^;) it is somewhat amazing in this day and age that people (guys mainly, but some women even!) think women should not do anything of this type or be private and not go about sharing it. It's basically like this, everyone pretty much does it, but not everyone wants to know that some of those do, so they try and be a prude about it. Go fems.! lol
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Orochimaruz Jan 8, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Nude batman??:no: so dark........
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