SDCC 2012: Awesome Art Picks: DC's Darkness and Light Gallery

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Posted by G-Man (18875 posts) - - Show Bio

Each week we search high and low for the coolest comic book art that won't appear in comic books. This week, since we're at San Diego Comic-Con, we're doing something a little different. DC Entertainment has a load of art featured in an art gallery. Darkness and Light features "Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism."

You should be aware of DC's 'We Can Be Heroes' cause aiding those in the Horn of Africa. You can find more information at Some of the art in the gallery will be auctioned off and others will go on as part of a tour. You can donate at the link above and there is also a shop where you can buy some cool stuff that also goes to the cause.

You may have seen this image already. This was done by Jim Lee. Seeing it in person doesn't compare to this image.

There were plenty more pieces of art. You can click each to see an even larger image. There were so many great pieces. Some are available on JunkFood t-shirts.

== TEASER ==

There was even an artist that built several large scale figures out of LEGO. You'll see some more below.

You probably recognize Dustin Nguyen's art.

More LEGO!

The final piece is a three-stage piece. It was actually penciled by Chris Daughtry, inked by Jim Lee and colored by Alex Sinclair. A print of this is on sale at the 'We Can Be Heroes' shop.

Next week we'll return to our normally scheduled art pieces and most likely will be seeing this convention's edition of the Mystery Art Challenge.

#1 Posted by KainScion (2969 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Posted by sethysquare (3842 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. Those are amazing. I do think DC is the more "artsy" company among the big two. With vertigo and all the vertigo artist at DC, I really enjoy the diverse art styles I can find here.

#3 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14340 posts) - - Show Bio

Great stuff here, some real quality pics. Especially love the batman on wood canvas

#4 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

The Zebra Batman, the paintings that were homages of Impressionism, and the Lego Catwoman FTW.

#5 Posted by Bestostero (5590 posts) - - Show Bio

those are some great artwork! its so awesome that DC is doing that, i cant imagine how terrible it is for children to go hungry, such a great cause!

#6 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1720 posts) - - Show Bio


#7 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (758 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. Those are all amazing.

#8 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

LEGO is amazing

#9 Posted by clemj (817 posts) - - Show Bio


#10 Posted by Outside_85 (10239 posts) - - Show Bio

How odd that its 50% Batman...

#11 Posted by IcePrince_X (4865 posts) - - Show Bio

love everything i've seen... truly a contemporary works of art! congrats to the artists and gallery who exhibited this.

#12 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1359 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice and only one broken back among the bunch.

#13 Posted by doomsilver (608 posts) - - Show Bio

That stuff wasn't for me. Not saying it was not good, 'cause it looked cool, just not for me.

#14 Posted by thecapedcrusader (5 posts) - - Show Bio

The BatMan one's are the best by far!!!

#15 Posted by fables87 (1079 posts) - - Show Bio


#16 Posted by livlig (54 posts) - - Show Bio

I scanned the QR-code for "A villain is born" and got to a whole other T-shirt (the BAT/MAN one). Dang. I really liked the villain baby.

#17 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

There were some nice pieces, but I feel I have to criticize this one

Where are Joker's and Batman's jams? They should have swim trunks like in that awesome live action episode.

#18 Posted by KRYPTON (1868 posts) - - Show Bio

The time it took to make those lego statues... I'm amazed

#19 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

all of these are freaking amazing.

#20 Posted by Aph8825 (59 posts) - - Show Bio


#21 Posted by CaptainMexico (65 posts) - - Show Bio

These are all great.

#22 Posted by VioletPhoenix (306 posts) - - Show Bio

these are breathtaking..

#23 Posted by Suprman (442 posts) - - Show Bio

All this art is amazing. The Lego work, the paintings, the sketches, it's all incredible.

#24 Posted by elayem98 (458 posts) - - Show Bio

i had no idea chris daughtry could do comic art. and do it well, it looks so much like jim lee's art. maybe jim lee helped him

#25 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

The lego stuff looks spectacular. Not that its the only thing there that is. So much of that artwork was just flat out awesome!

#26 Posted by SoA (5241 posts) - - Show Bio

love the legion of doom and jla parodies (legion more) of "sunday afternoon on the island of la grande jatte"

#27 Posted by ARMIV2 (8845 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, that gallery is just plain EPIC!

#28 Posted by spidergirl2012 (45 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish I could have some of those hanging in my house! Love the H. Quinn one

#29 Posted by crazyflashfan11 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

harley, joker, wonder woman, and scarecrow are all just plain AMAZING!!!

#30 Posted by feargalr (1157 posts) - - Show Bio


#31 Posted by vietthreat (18 posts) - - Show Bio


#32 Posted by Webjaker (366 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW! They are ALL amazing - I want to win the lottery so I can buy them all

#33 Posted by sj_esposito (429 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to say, seeing different artists render art of classic DC characters in their classic costumes really drives home the point that, while the new 52 costumes are cool (some), they'll never replace the classic versions in peoples' minds.

#34 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (7978 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy Shit man these are so awesome!!!!!!!!!

#35 Posted by Aiden Cross (15526 posts) - - Show Bio

I want that first Batman painting, and the Harley Quinn one :O

#36 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

I really love the one of some of the heroes skating.

#37 Posted by Mercy_ (91871 posts) - - Show Bio

I need to own that Jim Lee Batman O_O

#38 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman with a kite FTW

WOW those legos O.O

#39 Posted by Owie (3947 posts) - - Show Bio

Really exciting work, love it.  What a great range of approaches.

#40 Posted by Cavemold (1684 posts) - - Show Bio

All mine

#41 Posted by Strife777 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

There's some really great stuff in there. Something to be jealous of.

#42 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

so much wonder woman

#43 Posted by mtrakos (563 posts) - - Show Bio

Really good stuff!

#44 Posted by Grey56 (744 posts) - - Show Bio

The depiction of Bane with the Bat symbol is wonderful. But the painting of Ivy conjuring the plant life is a thing to see.

#45 Posted by Ijan092 (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Normally i have a favorite one but all are amazing!

#46 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2261 posts) - - Show Bio

CAN'T believe I was in San Diego, that close, and I didn't remember to go to that! AWW man! I wanted to since you guys first mentioned it.

#47 Posted by ChrisTobar (2 posts) - - Show Bio

These are all really amazing. A lot of great talent is hanging on that wall. Will any of them be available for purchase online later.

#48 Posted by blueninjapanther (672 posts) - - Show Bio

All the batman art looks awesome

#49 Posted by RedQueen (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

Simply too much talent to be able to take in..... I actually can't pick a favourite.

#50 Posted by Jolt92 (175 posts) - - Show Bio

I absolutely love the little bird-Robin.

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