This idea came to my head when Bane was first announced as the main baddie in The Dark Knight Rises (before any official pics were released) and I was compelled to pull an all nighter and bring it to fruition. The only references used were TDK stills for the batsuit detail and a few musclemen to tighten up the anatomical details on BANE. Its sort of "comic incarnation of Bane meets Nolan's Bats!"
Materials used: 4B and mechanical pencil, kneaded eraser, and blending stick on 8X10 vellum paper. Painted and finished up on photoshop.
Approx 8 hours.
Link to wip shots on deviantart: [link]