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Cassandra Cain 2013 by tsbranch Cassandra Cain 2013 by tsbranch
Picked up a commission with Cass in it and it got the wheels turning. Pieced this from previous redesigns I’ve done in the past, streamlined her down to the basics and it turned into this.

I’m not a believer in Cass with a cape and this version isn’t any different. I threw this up on my Tumblr acct and there were a couple of people who prefer Cass to have the cape because she's a Bat and everything. TRUE, but if you mix her in with Batman Inc. (where we LAST saw her prior to the Nu52) then five other "BAT" characters don't have capes either. Just sayin.

For me, Cass has to be lightning quick, and a cape on her doesn’t cut it. And I don’t have a problem at all arming her. Nope. In previous versions, I white’ed her eyes out to give a more haunting look, this time I went with a golden eye’d look. Just theatrics.
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KidMonster Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Great design. Very cool.
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Mertrixiss Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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Hey do you know about this? Because they're using your design for this suit and I'd hate for anyone to steal your work.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015   Digital Artist
What the what?! Oh, man. Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, I totally did not know about this.
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The-Miho-chan Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome design on this one! this is easily one of my favorite looks for her.
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samurai-jirafu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice design!
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SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Nice Art work!
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:iconredpreist:
RedPreist Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
I friggin lovedCassandra Cain as Bat girl. I was sad to see them go back to Barbra Gordon to be honest. Great rendering.
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DeepHurting Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Nice work.
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:iconzechary3:
Zechary3 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice
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alex-29 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow nice job Clap 
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:iconboradraws:
BoraDraws Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I live for this almost black silhouette shit !!!! love the almost invisible but still visible thigh gap!!
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:iconmellowtee:
MellowTee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! ❤️
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Rycumato Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Woah
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Rycumato Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Woah
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AnielaAbair Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I miss Cass U.U
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Nixypixels Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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BigBlacksBook Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome piece
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WritingWronges Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014

This is a perfect look for Cass, sleek and stealthy.  (Okay, in a Perfect perfect world, I’d love to see the ‘Bat’ symbol—and name—dropped, but that’s just me.)  And you are way right about the cape.

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markusultimatum Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Adorable !
shared on G+ with title, name & dA
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the plug!
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InsatiablyDvus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I cant wait to bring her to life :-) thanks again *smooches*
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guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
awesome
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:icontsbranch:
tsbranch Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   Digital Artist
yeah, she is!! =)
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multificionado Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. However, she'd look better with the mask on, and night vision goggles to make her extra creepy.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Digital Artist
The problem with a full mask or most a facial mask is that she's suppose to be able to read body language and motion with her eyes. If there are goggles or other eyewear that doesn't give her her full visual range, then she's hindered. At least that's my opinion.
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Terrific! :-)
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:icontsbranch:
tsbranch Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beast.
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xMonolif Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
This is honestly the best rendition of what a true Cassandra Cain would look like!
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:icontsbranch:
tsbranch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Digital Artist
She's arguably the MOST dangerous Bat there is and she should reflect that.

Thanks for the comment!
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Andres-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great work man, did you use Photoshop for colouring?
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:icontsbranch:
tsbranch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
The whole shebang is Photoshop, top to bottom
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bravo! Well thought out, and well rendered. I just wish DC would stop mis-using her as a character. So much potential...
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   Digital Artist
I totally agree. There's a lot of mileage on her and when she comes back I hope they just go!
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gold-talisman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is the best Cass design I've -ever- seen. Seriously this should become official. GodDAMN this is good!!
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Aw, thanks! She uber great and I hope she'll be back sooner than later
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CaptainAmerica13 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Awesome work.
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KaitenKenbuu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
can we PLEASE have cassy back! We get it new 52 is a reboot. But lady shiva is in it already! Cooooooome ooooonnnnnn 

I want cassy back. screw barbera gordon!
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Me too! I once posted that they could have the same storyline for Cass by using "super science" and clone her. Its all a matter of intro-ing her father (since Shiva is around now) and having a 'new' character be all Dr. Frankenstein-ing her together.

Man, people hated that idea on my Tumblr.
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Nameless75 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Amazing suit ^^
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ericlong174 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Nice.  Very nice.  My one criticism is I'm not seeing where she keeps all her batarangs - she used those a lot.  And the grappling cable for swinging around.  The leg pouch seems too small for those.

Other than that, lovely design.  Since Cass spent half her time ripping off her mask, this is much more practical.  Works with longer hair too - seems to me she'd grown her hair out at the end...

Excellent job - thanks for sharing...  :)
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank YOU for the comment!

Ideally, Cass would have a backpack of sorts that would hold these items. A lower compartment for batarangs and explosives, upper compartment for her grappling gun and ops. equipment, and all together with her sword scabbard. The leg is for escrima sticks (you know, when you need her to "go easy" on people)

The pack is completely connected to her suit so it can't be torn away but slim enough not to hinder movement.
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bredenius Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
i def agree on the no cape. shes a ninja!! i think i personally would have given her a full head covering with short ears, but i do dig the thought process here as to what she would look like as a current iteration of black bat!
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Digital Artist
I thought about a cowl or something, but if she's so tuned up with her other senses, wouldn't it hinder her a bit (maybe just a single tick) and she wouldn't be as effective as could be.
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theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stunning work, I really dig this design for her!
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Morpheuscc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
nice
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Blaquepsmith Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. This is now my official favorite design for here ever.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Digital Artist
HA!! =D
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SManship Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
That is a fantastic version of her
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