These are the last of the previous weeks’ Rogues.
First off, the character we started with, Maxie Zeus. He’s one of the lamer Batman villains, and it’s kind of hard to draw him without just drawing Zeus, since his schtick is that he looks and acts like Zeus. I think the image itself was successful, but I don’t know if anyone would look at it and think of the Batman character rather than the Greek god.
Next up was week 2, The Ventriloquist (and Scarface). Another cheezy favorite, again mainly due to his portrayal in the animated series. Tragically, he was one of the casualties of the “new” DC Universe post Infinite Crisis, being shot in the head as part of the master plan of one of the lamest new villains in comics (who may show up in a coming week’s challenge, so no spoiling that one) in an extraordinarily dreary eight(!!!!) part Batman story.
I never finished this, I ended up being really busy that week, and just moved straight onto the Mad Hatter afterwards, but I like where it was going. I should redraw this and make an attempt to do a finished piece out of it. I was going for a bit of a Looney Toons vibe with Scarface, modeling him after Rocky, one of my favorite seldom-used Bugs Bunny villains.
And as a bonus, the original inked sketch of Maxie. I gave him a bit of a shave in the finished piece, as you can see, and I’m still not sure that was the right decision.