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TRDL 2012 Series, No. 38 – Iron Man: Hypervelocity Armor

This was done for my ongoing Iron Man Series, in which I attempt to draw every Iron Man armor, and many of his friends and foes…

I really liked the look of Iron Man: Hypervelocity, the mini-series by Adam Warren and Brian Denham. The concept for the armor was interesting to me, as Warren seems to bring the same influences to the table that I do: namely, lots and lots of Shirow. When I drew this armor, I was working from some of the art in the comic itself, and was either misreading visually what was going on, or the interior art was deviating strongly from what Warren originally sketched out in his concept art (which I saw online and drew me to the series in the first place). So I redrew the piece from scratch, using his concept art as a guide. With a few exceptions (the collar swivel socket thing, the use of straight edged sensors and lines on an otherwise organically curved armor design) it’s one of my favorites to date. The only major changes from his design that I implemented were a greater separation between the helmet and the neck ring, which in his are designed to look integrated and seemed too reminiscent of the Batman-what-can’t-turn-his-head, though it DOES swivel side to side, just not much up/down.
But really, that's my personal artist's preference. In general, I've been in awe os what Adam Warren has done domestically to bring some of the best manga influences to mainstream comics.

Process notes here:
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
gosh, I'm so IN!
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Scarlighter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Interesting, but rather Bulky!
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It certainly is not one of the more streamlined looks for the armor...
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Aldark Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More like TLDR series, amirite?

lol sorry, this is awesome. XD
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
TLDwhat? 'splain!
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Aldark Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tl;dr. and internet abreviation for "Too Long; Didnt Read", Its what I read the TRDL name as when I first read it. XD
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
hahahahahahahaah right on. Now I want to change my acronym to TLDR!!!
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Aldark Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD that would be hilarious. =P
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet!
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
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:iconbelrhaza4017:
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
u r welcome
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Quite a cool design.
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
indeed. One of my favorite IM armors, those few elements notwithstanding that I mentioned in the process notes...
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
The suggestion of a smile on the faceplate wants to suggest that, along with his body language, Tony's saying "Wanna go for a spin?"
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
fair point!
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:iconsteamland:
Steamland Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
kickas dude!!
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man! It's one of my favorites from my Iron Man Series... but many more armors to come...
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Steamland Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
sweet i should read it. lol cause you make his armor look fantasic and i think a lot more itnetesting. are you going to comic-con?
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It's an interesting mini-series. I'm an older comic reader (39) and have seen many 'relaunches' and 'elseworlds' that allowed for different takes on familiar characters. For me, it's always fun to read these fresh takes and see where they go with them.

Not going to San Diego this year. The new batch of TRDL Sourcebooks is still not quite done and therefore not printed, and I'd want to bring that with me. I was hoping to do some sketching at the cons this year, but my second lil' kid sort of derailed the plan. Next year!

You?
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Steamland Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
well been working on a live action spider-man series since sep. 2009, its more adult and a very unquie approch to the webhead in away that i think alt of people would like.


went yesterday but didn;t have a ticket, so spent the day with a firend form Canada, met lot of cool peopel and got so much swag. and a second kid? awe, congrats man!! i;ma young comci reder (21) sio, i like reading the older gen,. saw the new spider-man film and didn't liek there take. well I Would love to see your own take of the DC & Marvel universe. i'm sure i's kcickass.
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Well, while I only have a small assortment of my work here on dA compared to thirdraildesignlab.com and thirdraildesignlab.com/blog , I'm trying to get more up here for people to see. I love doing takes on mainstream characters, and in recent years I've enjoyed redesigns of them, either current or 'cryptohistorical' ie. faux history, versions. You will find several in my gallery of these!

Awesome that you got to go to the con. Inspiring, is it not? I went to some cons for a few years in the late 00's and shared a table with another company and either handed out promos, did con sketches, or talked up my TRDL Sourcebooks. Oddly I never brought any sourcebooks to cons, timing being what it was, selling them all direct through the site and word of mouth. But the next round of them will definitely be on a con table when they're done...

Most of my commission work has been through art lists or referral, though I picked up a few clients through cons as well...
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Steamland Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
oh it was nice, Oz great and powerful looks amazing. thats aweosme, well i;ll chekxc out yourself. looks amazing and got me hook firend!!
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks man!
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Deadpool25mm Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice work!
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks deadpool!
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TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Making it look organic and curvy seems difficult!!
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
you know from my stuff how much i love that style...
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TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed!! Nice way to go!
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gwdill Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Diggin' it!
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
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TBolt66 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
neat armor design, brings back some of the bulk that Iron Man really needs in his look.
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i felt same
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