Other than Hell Cat design for @uncpanda‘s Young Justice Batmom, she asked me if I could also do a design for the reader in her story “Growing Up Batty”!
I must say, Nightingale’s design was easier to do than Hell Cat for several reasons:
The reader is best friends with Damian Wayne/ the current Robin. Also, the reader is still a ‘fledgling’ like Robin and hasn’t had the time to think of an official uniform like Nightwing and the other former Robins. That’s why I took inspiration for Nightingale’s designs from from Robin’s.
When I was looking at references of actual Nightingale, there was a blue-throated Nightingales that have blue feathers around their throat area. So that’s where the blue scheme came from.
I also took reference from Harley Quinnès design from “DC Superhero Girls” and had the idea of the two-tone colour idea. One being black and another colour. Something to give it a fun flare that is also a reference to Nightingale’s origin.
Nightingale has the standard mask for now as it is a fairly common design among the Batfamily.
There is much of a difference between the Average and Plus size except for a few things. As you can see, the average size has shorts and the plus size has no shorts but “shoulder pads” that can be removed or put on for extra insulation or protection. Or if they don’t want to show much skin of their under arm. The boots are also different if you look closely.
Both designs have long gloves that can be rolled down to a normal size but otherwise, are left as is.
As for the cloak, I looked at the rest of the batfamily; where both Robin’s and Red Robin’s have a different colour underneath the cloak and the edges are also unique. I chose an light orangish-yellow colour for the underneath because it is the complimentary colour to blue but stark orange didn’t look well. The edges are drawn to look like basic, curve designs of feathers. The hood of the cloak has a slight tup to look like a bird’s beak. In during rain, the water won’t cling to the side of the face and will just drip away from the reader’s face; making it practical.
I don’t have any designed weapons for Nightingale since Batman would teach them to use the basic. Like the bat-a-rangs/bird-a-rangs, a boa staff, and etc.
Fb memories reminded me about when I was 22 and had this accursed sofa bed in my room that was so uncomfortable that I ended up just lining the cushions up on the floor and sleeping there. But it ALSO reminded me of my friends tiny and pointy cat and the time we were best buds
NAME: Della BIRTHDAY: September 15th GENDER: Female. ORIENTATION: Straight
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NAME: Jen BIRTHDAY: August 24th GENDER: Female. ORIENTATION: Straight
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