Wednesday, March 21, 2007

More Fin Fun!

See? Even I can't stop drawing the fins! This one was drawn when I was taking a break, probably while working on a boring assignment or something or other -- I can't resist the urge to doodle Iron Man when I'm drawing something dull. I drew it all out in marker, so even the construction and underdrawing was done with a red marker and then inked with a black pitt brush pen.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Fins make the (iron) man!

Of the many fine submissions I get for this blog, I'm constantly delighted at how many of them are of the old "finhead" iron man design created by Steve Ditko. I mean, that design was used for only a couple years at most in the comics, yet it remains a real favourite among Iron Man fans. Really, it should be no surprise, since its so damn cool, but I'm always glad when someone sends in another finhead drawing.

Fellow canadian artist Patrick Ypperciel sent in this one, and its a very nice and loose sketch of that classic design. I like the tough expression on Iron Man's face here, and the explosion in the background that seems to imply "watch it, kid -- I'm kicking major ass here!". Thanks for the fun submission, Patrick!

Friday, March 16, 2007

He Lives!

Wowie! This fun Iron Man was drawn by the talented and charming Diana Tamblyn. As well as being an excellent writer and cartoonist herself (check out her mini-comics!), Diana is also a world-class comic geek and works hard behind the scenes to try and promote canadian comics and comic creators. Personally, I really dig the big head on Iron Man here (I am such a big-headed super-hero fan) as well as the fact that she chose to draw the old grey tin-can armour. Best of all, I actually OWN this piece, since she was kind enough to give it to me as a gift!

Diana writes in her blog entry that this was her first drawing done with the Pitt brush-pen markers -- looks like a fantastic start to me!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Two Tone Tony Stark doodles

...and here's a post from me! I drew up these doodles in marker while I was warming up at the drawing board one day. I think I was fooling around with trying to come up with an avatar/icon thing for my favourite avenger. Of course, I had to give up once I started getting busy with work again...but maybe another time?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Chunky Iron Man fun!

Cartoonist and illustrator Hurk sent in this one. What a cute and charming drawing! I like how Iron Man is whipping up a big cloud of dust with his chunky hands here -- but doesn't he realize that the gaps between his arms and chestplate are just gonna be clogged with dirt then? There's nothing worse than getting sand in the armpits of your armour!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Portrait in Iron

Michael Dooney has got some real painting chops. You can see it for yourself on his blog, where he showcases some fantastic painted sketches. I like his style because it reminds me of old-school artists from the golden age of illustration. Luckily for us, he's taken his talents and applied them to this great portrait of Iron Man. As Michael points out in his blog post, he prefers the older silver-age Iron Man design (me too!) but he chose to do paint the contemporary anime-influenced design for fun. Any way you look at it though, its a sweet painting -- thanks for submitting it, Mike!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Demon in a Bottle

Kyle Latino sent this hilarous drawing in and, as you might figure, it's a gag on Iron Man's role in the recent big-ass Marvel Comics event thing that went down. As he states in his email:

"Despite what this picture looks like, I was totally on Stark's side for Civil War. Ironman rules, but you can't forget about the Demon in the Bottle."

Personally, I don't get much involved with the marketing cross-over thing myself, but this picture is just fantastic. Thanks, Kyle!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Min's Manga Man

And now for something completely different: here's a fine manga-ish treatment of our favourite avenger by William Min. Actually, as William states in his email, he drew the lineart, and the colouring and effects were done by colourist Kwinz. Both are pretty talented, and this image looks to me like a cover for a propsed manga Iron Man series -- one that would run hopefully for 50 volumes or so! I know I'd pick it up to check out -- manga and shellhead just seems a perfect fit. Thanks, guys!

Monday, March 05, 2007

More Rendered Madness!

Continuing on with our recent trend of fully rendered Iron Man images, here's a nice little one from Ben Morse. He states in his email that he was aiming for a cross between Timothy Dalton and Clarke Gable in his rendering of Tony Stark's face. I kinda like the sly expression on him, and that skin tight sprayed-on Iron Man armour look. The whole image looks like a frame from an imaginary all-CGI iron man movie!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Paint it Iron!

Wow! Here's another awesome fully painted Iron Man contribution -- this time from the exceptionally talented Scott Seeto. I don't know if he did this one in natural media or digitally, but it kinda reminds me of the fully painted covers for the old Marvel TPB collections put out by Fireside books in the 70's. Of course, I only saw an FF, Captain America and Doctor Strange collection back then, but if they did a Iron Man one, well, this one would have made a hell of a great cover. I love the textures and the lighting in this painting and the care put into the background rendering. Thanks, Scott!