Although she insists that she doesn't need his help or that she can take care of herself, he'll never let anything happen to her, he'll protect her because he can't live with out her, because he loves her. His face shows his utter most commitment to her safety, it's as if she came to him for help by the look in her eyes, she's afraid, like someone's after her. And he'll stop them.
Man, I love every single piece of your art. Whenever I see you've uploaded something I KNOW that I'm gonna it. Just like with this little number. The colors are great (Bruce's eyes are wooow!!!), the facial expressions, the lighting. Just amazing! But Selina looks a bit too much like a woman you need to protect. This picture could be a thought, a wish of both of them. A wish to have someone they can let go with. And Bats can be really overprotective, especially with people he loves. Maybe you're gonna do another one with Selina looking a bit more badass? All in all, a fantastic drawing!
Yeah yeah, many women say in a similar way - no need help, we stand alone ... until they get into trouble. But seriously (try to explain) - if he wants protect her, it doesn't mean that she is constantly needs to be protected. He just wants to know that she's okay. And if something goes wrong - he will be close. In any case - with any difficulties will be easier to deal together than alone (it can be well understood in battle). In the end - he's a man, and she is his woman. Any man would protect his woman, as if she didn't want this (and even if she is very badass). But, I believe that she is a smart and would not mind, because understands that this would not be worse for sure. Add more here their closeness. I do not mind that she is strong and can stand up for themselves. But maybe I'm a bit old-fashioned (I don't understand feminism, gay marriage and other vermin), but I got used to the fact that a man takes care of his ladylove and always protect her when it will needed.