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Nightwing is great-- sure, the whole "I used to wear shortpants and fairy boots and run around with a guy dressed like a bat" thing is kinda goofy, but Dick Grayson clearly came of age and earned his keep once taking on the Nightwing mantle.

I remember reading my Dad's Teen Titans comics, and the first time I read The Judas Contract, where he first put on the new uniform-- and I've been a fan ever since, despite some goofy costumes and hair choices (ugh-- the mullet springs to mind).

I adored Dixon and McDaniel's run on his series-- action-packed, fun, over-the-top, stunning, and full of the fantastic. In short, everything I typically look for in comics. His relationship with Barbara Gordon (the original Batgirl and later the Oracle) is fascinating, as well. Establishing Bludhaven as sort of a Gary, Indiana to Gotham City's Chicago was also a nice touch. I'd love to see these two do more Nightwing down the road.

- jeremy
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SciFiFan2013 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Grayson was the 1st Robin, and a few have tried to live up to the 'legend' they may feel he is, but when Grayson becomes Nightwing, he really stepped out of Wayne's shadow. I've liked his Robin/Nightwing since my first comics in those IDs.

I think you 'got' his look down, I can't draw to sae my life, so props to you!
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!
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SmlArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice lines, love his pose and expresion, I like the design of the bachground , in conclusion, wonderful image
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great to hear!
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SmlArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great to draw I fancy =D
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Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
These pencilings are beautiful! Very impressive! Your composition is nice too.
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Glad ya dig. :)
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Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I sure do!
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SquidandOctopi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
i wish ppl wouldnt stress so much on his robin days. even back then, he was a fantastic character, and batman would NOT be even close to where he is today without the character of robin. batman needs robin. if he didnt, it would have stopped once dick became nightwing. so sure, make fun of his cute lil scaily underoos and fairy pants, but just remember, he has been a HUGE part of batmans character development over the years. and been the start of many new great characters as well. we all cheered when jason got beat to death, but look now, He makes a FANTASTIC redhood. and tim. nuff said. hes great. sometimes a lil over written on the hormonal teenager side, but when done right, is a detective challenging even batmans skills. and damian just takes a whole new spin to batman. so really, stop robin bashing! we all LOVE him as nightwing, but we also have to apriciate what made him this awesome in the first place.

great drawing btw^^ you drew him quite perfectly in capturing his personality and such! and sexy as ever! AWESOME!
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly. :)

- jeremy
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SquidandOctopi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
haha, sorry for the rant! glad you agree tho!:)
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DrRhythmus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work.
Where did he get that fancy haircut? ;)
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hairclub for Men. It's the biggest secret in superheroing. ;)

- j
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NewPlanComics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nightwing is by far my favorite DC hero. You have done incredible work with him here, both on the face and the full shot.
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great to hear! I'm a HUUUUUGE Nightwing fan myself. Glad to see him coming back in the new DC Relaunch, albeit in a red "sinister-which-totally-misses-the-point-of-the-character" motif.

- jeremy
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NewPlanComics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OMG I totally agree. I think the blue has been an awesome color for him. I hated when they went with the red for even just a limited duration in the old title. Nightwing needs blue, not red.

But as it is I'm not a fan or the re-launch for the most part, or what is happening to the Bat family.
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ride it out-- really, anything they can do to inspire new readers to pick it up is a positive move... even if they're making some weird choices along the way.

It's all cyclical-- hang in there! :)

- j
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NewPlanComics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I just remember some of the great stories the built upon each other in the 80's & 90's, where they would actually site the reference somewhere in the panel. And they never had a problem getting new readers. I would think with the booming comic book/movies that new readers would be coming in all the time over the last few years.

But as I hope to get my own heroes published some day I have to watch the trends.
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It never confused me when I started reading comics at 5, yet they insist that it's not reader-friendly, so they have all but wiped out the footnotes and asterisks. :/

- j
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NewPlanComics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
They just got lazy.
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Nsaia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Featured here: [link] :)
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool! Thanks, thanks.

- jeremy
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koolfashionkitten Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Uhhh, so beautifuuull!!!
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Pleased you enjoyed it. :)

- jeremy
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Merides Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
After I pick myself up off the floor... could I color this one, too? This is the BEST NIGHTWING I've ever seen. Period. Beats the comics I've read hands-down.

Doesn't hurt that you've made him totally... drool-worthy.
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure, email me at jeremyhdale@yahoo.com with which pieces you'd like and I'll send hi res files to ya. :)

- jeremy
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JoeyVazquez Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
HEY Didn't you draw some stuff for Beta 3 comics? Because I saw you work in the Sniper and Rook sketch book. :D AWESOME NIGHT WING BTW!!!!
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I did, indeed-- I've done several Sniper and Rook for Beta 3. You'll see more soon enough, no doubt! Some of it is even posted in my deviantArt gallery. :)

Thanks!

- jeremy
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Thowra Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:worship: That is so awesome. It's sad thought how little knows of Nightwing here in Denmark where I live :sniff: They only know him as Robin. And that's it. But Nightwing rules
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks-- I agree, Nightwing rules!


- jeremy
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Thowra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome :D I should watch you. Just in case there is more awesome artwork from you ;)
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Good call. I think there are some likewise quality renders in there somewhere, let me know. hehehehehe


- jeremy
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Thowra Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: Your art is super awesome. Wish I could draw comic style like that. It's too damn awesome
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! That's really appreciated. I'll keep at it. :)


- jeremy
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Thowra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are most welcome. And I can't wait to see more of your awesome work
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x-raider Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
a kickass piece!
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad ya dig it.

- jeremy
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ComicInks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Artist
This is really well done keep up the good work!
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'll do my best. ;)

- jeremy
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appleworms Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nicely pencilled... Nightwing is one of my favorites too. :+favlove: I was wondering how you felt about me trying my hand at inking/coloring this for practice?
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Feel free, I'd love that! Email me at jeremyhdale -at- yahoo dot com and I'll send you a hi res of the image in question through yousendit dot com.

- jeremy
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chibineechan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
You're not bad.

Hahaha. Just kidding, you're REALLY good. Nightwing is almost as cool as Batman.
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe Many thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

- jeremy
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smc0414 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
i love nightwing! this is amazing!! :)
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy the piece. I'm a huge fan of Nightwing as well.

- jeremy
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astroXLR Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Despite not grabbing his monthly adventures, Grayson as Nightwing is always one of my favorites. Your detailed drawing does him great justice.
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Agreed! I keep feeling like if only there were creators I was interested in seeing take on the character, I'd pick the book up in a heartbeat. It really NEEDS a pivotal creative run. I loved the Dixon/McDaniel work, but it needs a Byrne/Claremont, a Waid/'Ringo, a Kirby/Lee-- until then, he'll wander around with lower sales.

- jeremy
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astroXLR Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Oh man, the Dixon stuff was sweet! Even though it wasn't part of the current events at the time, I loved Dixon/Beatty's run on Nightwing: Year One.
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thejeremydale Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Agreed! Between that and The Target you have my favorite Nightwing tales to date. Check it out if you haven't, great read and amazing visuals.

- jeremy
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astroXLR Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I have yet to read The Target. I'll be sure to check it out soon. Thanks for the tip.
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