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The Ultimate IM

I admit it, I like the design of Ultimate Iron Man.  Even though it’s a pretty drastic variation from all other IM armors, I think it looks fun and works for me in terms of its “if there really was flying armored suits” premise.  At times clunky, there are a lot of different versions of IM from the Ultimates.  I drew this one bases mostly on the one Pascal Ferry used in the second volume of Ultimate IM.  I added a few customizations based on “earlier” armors,  I inked this one with some disposable Copic pens I picked up a while back.  I used them because I was afraid they would dry out otherwise (they were getting close to doing so), and because the pens work with the markers of the same brand fabulously.


Return of ol’ Shellhead

Here’s another classic IM armor colored with Copics.  I need more variety of red hues, but I’m pretty happy with the result I got with the few I have.

I intended to put a little ball of repulsar energy coming from his open palm, but I can’t decide wheter to do it with the Copics or digitally.  Maybe later…


Iron Man at his best.

When I picked up my first Iron Man comic, he was wearing his short-lived red and silver armor.  It was right before the first Armor Wars started, and there was some really awesome art going into the book then.  Anyway, those 30 or so issues of the silver IM were very formative for how I collected comics during my teenage years.

This armor remains one of my favorites.  It’s bulky and a little stiff.  Despite how cool the movie armor is, I could still go for a little more clunkiness in my Iron Man.  So, here’s my take on it.  I used my trusty ol’ Rapidographs for the line work, and the color was done with Copic markers on Canson marker paper.  Those markers really perform uniquely on different brands of paper.  I was really happy with how they blended this time, but I’m really surprised at how different the colors came out from my scanner.  I swear, the original in my hand looks way different!  The colors really separated more.  I like the scan too.