Since I’ve been drawing this Riddler a bit lately- okay, so I’ve been drawing him as a sphynx, but- I went and gathered up a bunch of references.
- He has a lanky overall form, but it’s a bit… knobbly in places. He’s one of those characters who seems mostly made out of sharp edges.
- His hands are frickin’ huge, and his fingers oddly rectangular.
- His hair appears to be a very, very, very dark brown, judging from the fact it’s usually colored with brown highlights. (As opposed to white or blue, which are more common palette choices for black hair.)
- Edward as a child has bangs. He’s probably growing them out. (Also his hairstyle seems to change a bit between the first screenshot and the second. Maybe it’s the force of the baseball being thrown is moving his hair around.)
- The stress lines around his eyes, while visible as a child, seem to have grown more prominent as an adult. After he becomes the Riddler, he develops lines in his cheeks, making his face seem even gaunter.
- The thick, dark lines running from his mouth to his chin as the Riddler are apparently tattoos, although not even the official materials are consistent about this, so presumably if you hate the markings I don’t think anyone would complain if you didn’t draw them.
- There’s a question mark under the box labeled “PUZZLE” which makes me very suspicious of it. Yeah, it could contain a puzzle, but maybe it contains a thousand deadly spiders. Are you feeling lucky?
I may have been going to add something meaningful to this, but then I got to the ‘thousand deadly spiders’ part and was summarily distracted by the image of bab!Eddie covered in them and screaming while trying to shake them off.
…also I never noticed the stress lines he had when he was small. :<
Everything about bab!Eddie is sad. One wants to just drape a blanket over his shoulders, hand him a Rubik’s cube, and pat him on the head while telling him what a brilliant kid he is.