November 02, 2007

Billionaires in Power-Suits (Part 1 of 2)

I was in need of a quick sketch subject once more--this time Vinny helped me out and suggested Iron Man. And so:

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Sketched in pen and Sharpie, straight up (in approximately 15 minutes). Cleaned up slightly and colored in Photoshop. The colors on this went relatively quickly for me and I whipped up the background treatment just so it wouldn't be so plain. I drew this without looking at reference, but Iron Man's costume is something approximating his mid 80's gear, because apparently I am an old-timer who only remembers the allegedly good old days. It's the good part that's alleged, the old part has been confirmed by laboratory results.

I've never really been a fan of Iron Man--perhaps I should clarify that while the concept of Iron Man is interesting enough, I have never found his alter ego, Tony Stark, to be a sympathetic character. Actually, Tony Stark is kind of a jerk (I thought this long before Marvel's Civil War crossover started), and his moustache is way cheesy. That said, his personality does provide for an interesting dynamic in a team situation, and I also think the trailer for the upcoming movie looks pretty decent.

I'll follow up next Friday with another rich dude in powered armor.


Atomic Swan Serials and If - E - Zine said...

wait a minute... this looks like noodly armed j. ho in power armor... I CALL SHINANIGANS, SIR!!!

Anonymous said...

nice bg

J.Ho said...

charles: nay sir, nay. i would never wear the armor of that jerk stark. i'd sooner steal lex's power suit.

charles again: thanks!