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.