Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Look at this Rusty Mother F#@ker Right Here!
My last Marvel Adventures Ironman cover is wrapped up, and it was fun one to finish on. With the Marvel Adventure books being all ages, and geared more towards the younger crowd, Marvel prefers a more cartoon look these and there for they differ from the direction I've been going with all my other covers. But that doesn't mean that I can't still push myself to learn a thing or two and try to take my cartoony art to another place.
In this issue, Ironman finds himself trapped in some industrial town with out his armor (or something to that effect) and is forced to create some armor out of what's around him. So he cobbles together this Steam powered suit.
I used a more straight up line art style here, but used the brush for some effect to match the rusty feel I was going for. This helped to keep it from looking too smooth and let the textures blend a little better. I approached the colors in a more cell shaded style to give it the animated feel, but added metal textures to beef it up a tad. Then added some smoke/steam for effect.
Over all, I'm very pleased with the final product here. I'm sure I could still push a few things, but time always plays a factor.