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Batmare: Mystery of the Mare Do Well by LanceOmikron Batmare: Mystery of the Mare Do Well by LanceOmikron
A present for Tara Strong.

Featured on Equestria Daily Drawfriend #540!

I suppose the genesis of this piece came from a bizarre realization I had whilst searching the internet a few months ago. Despite Batman/MLP:FiM crossover fan art being pretty easy to find, I could not, for the life of me, find the one type of art that should be the most obvious to make: Twilight Sparkle dressed up as Batgirl from The New Batman Adventures (for those of you playing at home, Tara Strong voiced both Twilight and Barbara Gordon/Batgirl).

I decided that this void had to be filled.

So, I met Tara Strong at the Toy Art Gallery autograph signing a little later and informed her of this grave fan art deficiency. She suggested that I take a stab at it myself.

...And so I did! ^_^

I suppose I could have just called it a day after drawing Twilight, but I felt that wasn't quite enough this time. When looking for inspiration, I remembered the animated movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. I hadn't seen it, but the title had stuck in my head, and thus I decided on Batmare: Mystery of the Mare Do Well.

Figuring that I shouldn't just take inspiration without properly inspecting the source, I watched the movie before making this piece. Not only is it a pretty good movie, but in a surprisingly lucky twist... let's just say that casting Mare Do Well in the role of Batwoman turned out to be extremely appropriate. Tara herself is even in the movie, though sadly only for a small Barbara Gordon cameo.

UPDATE: On Saturday, February 23rd at Las Pegasus Unicon, I actually managed to deliver a framed print of this piece directly to Tara Strong! She loved it! Photo evidence here: [link] ^_^
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Heh. Love the idea.
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LanceOmikron Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks!

Yeah, I knew something had to be done when I realized that virtually no one had used such an obvious voice actor gag. Even now, art of Twilight as Batgirl is still rather hard to find. It's quite puzzling.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
True that.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
This is an epic birthday present for one of the most epic voice actors around.
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LanceOmikron Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Artist
Indeed, I was so stoked to be able to deliver a framed print of this to her in person. It was probably my crowning achievement as a brony. ^_^

(It wasn't actually a birthday present, but I suppose I shouldn't split hairs)
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool!
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LanceOmikron Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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PacmanPower89 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
awsomeness
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LanceOmikron Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks!
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