Drawn as a Secret Santa gift for my Imgur match, this piece is A3 and took roughly 20hrs to complete. Graphite pencils from 4H to 6B were used, with torchons for blending and blu-tack for highlight erasing.
All I knew going into this was that the recipient liked Batman. I know a lot of people didn't like the Christian Bale portrayal of Batman so I elected to leave out the face because let's face it... This is some cool armour! I made my own changes to the lighting and textures, trying to deviate from following the reference too heavily.
Copyright belongs to the creator of Batman and the photograph this was referenced from.