Post done for the Irish Sketch Soc on Facebook. I’ve never been a Iron Man comic collector, in fact I think I only have one comic and one graphic with Iron Man starring in it, and in saying that, I was on Captain America’s side in Civil War…….shame how that one ended…….so not knowing much about this character and doing an illustration about him was laboured from start to finish.
I’m not one for getting super hero poses down, so I used a manikin 3d body for me to base the sketch off. I spent a lot longer on this painting last night than I expected. Fleshing out the metallic aspect of Iron Man was tough, also trying to balance rough brushes, hard shadows and metallic light reflections was getting to me by the end of the image. Here is the process: