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TRDL: Iron Man Redesign by TRDLcomics TRDL: Iron Man Redesign by TRDLcomics
TRDL 2011 Series, No. 5: Iron Man Series Ė Modular Armor [TRDL Redesign]

Iíve always wanted to draw all the iron Man armors I could find, so in 2011 I thought Iíd start. Despite being a lifelong fan, Iíve drawn comic continuity armors fairly rarely, usually doing redesigns or what have you. I decided to tackle the armors in this series, one at a time. Were I could, iíd just draw the continuity version of the armor, and where I wasnít feeliní it, Iíd redesign it. But any redesigns in this series are merely updated designs based on the target model Iím just doing with my flavor, rather than a blank slate redesign from the original character description. In other words, still recognizable as the character in question, just my version.

This time, I started with one of my least favorite armors, the ĎModular Armorí from 1994. When comic design is dictated by toy sales, you know itís going to be bad. I couldnít handle this then, and I canít now. I even drew the on-model design, which you can see in the progress notes below, but in the end, I decided to redesign it. This piece is my take on that armor.


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Click through to read more about it and see process pics and the like, if you enjoy such behind-the-scenes business.

Artists, come join us on R3 and submit to the jams! The R3 Illustration Jam offers new characters weekly, but all jams remain open so you can contribute to any that you like, here:
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You can see this illustration here on the R3 Forum: [link]
Or here, as above, on the TRDL blog: [link]
And you can see a larger view right off my TRDL Illustration Site, here: [link]
A choice for everyone!

Thanks for looking,
Thom
Third Rail Design Lab
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warman546 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this one fro the old show
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TRDLcomics Nov 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This was from a period when i wasn't reading Marvel, while I was in college. My redesign tried to capture some elements of the original design while streamlining it a bit...
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gwdill Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Cool!
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:iconayelid:
I have to admit that the modular armor is one of my favorite Iron Man armors, but I like your streamlined version.
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TRDLcomics Jan 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
We like what we like, that's for sure!
Thanks for looking...
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:iconayelid:
lol, no problem.
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