batman and his family of birds, bats and heroes
(this was inspired by the japanese scroll, night attack on the sanjo palace, except this isn’t completely about death. and that’s why it reads right to left ahaaa im glad i finally got the chance to draw all of them :3) [texture]
So, let me go into why exactly I like this picture because it’s feeling me with the feels and I can’t ignore them. Sorry in advance for rambling on this post.
The reason why I like this picture so much is because it really embodies the, what I think, is the meaning behind the Batfamily and Bruce’s character development. This a story about a man who descends into loneliness after losing to important people in his life and then going from having that one solidarity support system in Alfred to having an entire Network of people that would drop everything if he called them. I think that’s important, because when you get down to it, Bruce’s story is about mourning and grieving and limiting himself because he doesn’t want experience the same thing he did with his parents. In the process, though, he gains a family, one that’s spans over everything he ever knew. And that’s why DC’s handling of him annoys me so much, because they assume to keep him iconic and interesting, they have to keep him alone. So they make the family smaller, make Bruce more aggressive, kill more people because what they assume is that if he hurts more, it means he’s more development.
But they’re wrong. When Bruce is allowed to embrace this Network and see that he’s not alone, I think that’s development. I think him opening his eyes and smiling at everyone, like this picture, is part of his arc; because it shows a man finally pushing past his grief and accepting his parents death.Cooping with demons and moving on, but not forgetting, makes him strong. And I really think’s really damn important—not just for Bruce, but anyone like him reading his story. That’s why this piece is not only really awesome, but incredibly powerful too.
Okay, end of ramble now. I’ll pull back my stupid emotions.