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Two-Face vs. Batman by No-Sign-of-Sanity Two-Face vs. Batman by No-Sign-of-Sanity
Iím generally more of a Marvel-guy than a DC-guy, but you have to admit that Batman has some of the most intriguing villains of just about any superhero out there. This here is my tribute to one of the most conflicted villains of them all, Two-Face.

For those unfamiliar with the character, Two-Face is the result of the fractured psyche of attorney Harvey Dent, two sides of the same man fighting for control of one body. Years of childhood abuse caused him to develop a much darker side of his normally kind and just personality and the barrier between those two sides was broken when a mob boss destroyed half of his face with a vile of acid. The dark and cruel side of Harvey now unleashed, the criminal Two-Face was born, a polar opposite to everything the noble Harvey Dent once stood for. (Now thatís some cool shit right there!)

With Two-Face there is no right, and there is no wrongÖ there is only the coin. Every major decision that Two-Face makes is decided by the flip of his two-headed coin (one side of which is scarred just like him). If it lands pristine side up, then mercy is shown; if it lands scarred side up, thenÖ heís not so nice...

I pretty much tried to steer clear of the Tommy Lee Jones ďBatman ForeverĒ version of the character and stuck with a more old-school classic gangster vibe. And I thought keeping the entire picture rendered in black and white suited both that old-gangster-era vision and the character as well. One side of him is very sleek and handsome while the other side is just as polished, but entirely twisted and evil. I also tried to blur the line a bit in his face as to where one side starts and where the other one finishes as I thought it added some mystery and a touch more reality.

So in this picture heís got the drop on Batman, and the flip of the coin will decide the Batís fate. I tried to get a little artsy and divide the composition in half without actually cutting it straight down the middle. So to that end, Iíve got Batmanís cape going diagonally one way and Harveyís shadow continuing that motion in the bottom half of the piece. That also gave me a nice dark background to contrast the white side of Harveyís suit and to help silhouette the coin. Ohhhh, check me out! Iím being all artsy!!!

Desktop version for your computer can be found here :pointr: [link]

99% Acrylic paint on illustration board with only the highlight and the motion blur on the coin done in Photoshop.

Two-Face and Batman characters © DC Comics, this image of Two-Face and Batman © Walter OíNeal 2006
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:icondarkergoddess:
Darkergoddess Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Brilliant I love this the attention to detail is stunning
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MrVideogamer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Is that... Tommy Lee Jones? Totally Shocking 
Jokes aside, nice art... black and white is perfect for Harvey Fool Emoji-55 (Thumb) [V5] 
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Kurczok Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Great composition, amazing perspective & stunning detail. Great job ;)
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Cool
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gunswordfist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Two Face looks stunning in black & white. Thank you for making this. :)
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Dantheman2000 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
ah thats sweet love the hole perspective thing
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
wow great job! he is my most fave bat villainClap Clap Clap 
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
You don't know how you took it 
You just know what you got 
Oh Lordy you've been stealing 
From the theives and you got caught 
In the headlights 
Of a stretch car 
You're a star 

Dressing like your sister 
Living like a tart 
They don't know what you're doing 
Babe, it must be art 
You're a headache 
In a suitcase 
You're a star 

Oh no, don't be shy 
You don't have to go blind 
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me 

You don't know how you got here 
You just know you want out 
Believing in yourself 
Almost as much as you doubt 
You're a big smash 
You wear it like a rash 
Star 

Oh no, don't be shy 
There's a crowd to cry 
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me 

They want you to be Jesus 
They'll go down on one knee 
But they'll want their money back 
If you're alive at thirty-three 
And you're turning tricks 
With your crucifix 
You're a star 

(Oh child) 

Of course you're not shy 
You don't have to deny love 
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me 
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ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
wonderful!!check my art
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lastlife0726 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:icontwo-faceplz: TWO GUNS, bitch!
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gurkanzengin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
good work
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cordially-yours Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Hmmm that's a good two Face it is me or do I see a bit of Humphrey Bogart in him? Anyways the angle the pose... the whole thing great work of art.
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TheFallOfitAll Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Harvey is, and will always be a favourite to me.
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spinobuddy98 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
batman has the best villains of any superhero even those of marvel
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:iconicedroplet:
Icedroplet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I really prefer his hair dark black this is really good :)
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TNTraek24 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
really diggin this perspective
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FoxHound6111 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice work.
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greenman45 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Wow, truly amazing. Two-face is my favorite comic book villain, and I love the realistic look of the piece.
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SashaArcain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Holy shit, you just won everything. Nothing has been made this perfect before.
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huskieshammer Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this piece!!!
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paynesgreyvampire Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Aw, so AWESOME!!! The perspective's so cool...and I love the 30s take on Dent's appearance... very poignant. :D
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horrorkid90 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Yeah, I'm more of a Marvel fan myself but Batman is the only exception for me when it comes to DC. Great picture, Two-Face is one of my favs.
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nelsonjoey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Artist
that's..... INCREDIBLE!!!
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TaraHarmonia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love the contrast of dark and light and the shadows. The clothes look amazing. I love the visible motion of the coin flip.
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DarkestDawn-Comics Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
this is incredible
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mookiejr Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible.
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Bummerdude Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only part I dislike is the copies of the coin depicting its movement. Feels out of place. But the rest is a target of my admiration. A fearsome face expression right there.
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christoefour Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing detailing. I love this!
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DJCoulz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have featured this picture here: [link] :heart:
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CrimsonAether Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student General Artist
WOW! This looks Awesome! Great work :)
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leo-darkheart Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks a lot like the Harvey Two-Face from Batman Forever at least in the face.
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MissterAndy Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more in to Marvel too (especially the X-Men). I love black and white, this is absolutely beautiful! And tense I wish I knew what happened next. :D
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HerrGraf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
This is just amazing , the best version of Two-Fave I've seen in my days!^^
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xxxRiku-chanxxx Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Truly amazing shading and details! My favorite part of it is how you divided his entire outfit, including his hair and shoes.
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iamDaArtist Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow!!truly amazing!!...an absolute cliff-hanger pic!!...the best pic to show two-face's character!!
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PenDiablo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
the foreshortening/perspective is fantastic.. Im trying to get some characters of my own down but I cant get the birds-eye down
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LosChomikos Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Batman always had best and most interesting villains of all and that's just 'cause they're all nutcrazycrackerjollyjackpot ;)
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P-com Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
o.o wow! this rocks!!! :)
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:ahoy: This has been featured in my journal, found here: [link] :ahoy:
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Paulgswanson Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
wow! I love the perspective and the way it follows the laws of traditonal art. 2/3rds Rule ftw!
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sonofnight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Beautifully done! An amazing work of art!
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Howlthrug Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Awesome!
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Lun-Sei Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Excellent!
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NoRFairs98 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Two face is my 2nd fav villain ever this is awsome
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SkellingtonGhost Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is my fav twoface pic lol it combines the cartton witch i love and this is how batman forever should have been like not all campy :/ tommy could have done better
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cliffleburton Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i was looking at this pic again and i thought of a cool title (well sometimes i think things are cool, but they might not be... lol) ok how about...

Face to Face, to Face Two-Face.

only reason its so long is cause "face to face" is for the coin "to face" is batman v.s. "Two-Face"

i think... lmao
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Awesome job.:D
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Nekoo0 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Hey! It's so cool batman's fanart :)
Please go to my gallery and visit my version [link]
;)
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SpadeHand Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Tell me you do cover art.
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asoberfeegle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Beautiful piece! I love the shading. :D
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