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TRDL 2012 Series, No. 30 - Iron Man XIV Armor [Mark I]

This was done as part of my ongoing TRDL Iron Man Series, where i attempt to draw every Iron Man armor (and a few other characters from the books) for science.

This is another of the armor designs I never really liked. It appeared after the Silver Centurion armor, which I DID love, though it is a bit dated these days. But from here, we entered the difficult late 80s/all-90s period where I disliked almost everything coming out of mainstream Marvel and DC art-wise and design-wise, and this is no different. The description of the armor was that it was 'oversized' and 'clunky' yet it owes more to Flashdance than anything else, with the tube boots (leg warmers scrunched down) and slimline body armor (leotard)... I know I'm being harsh. But then he's got armored underwear, and an armored bare midrif-shoulderpads thing going on. I just never got it, despite the solid art on the book early on. But hey, I resisted the urge to redesign and just went at it.

You can read the process notes here:
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:iconvictorhugo:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i like this armor because it had a run with John Romita Jr. :)
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
indeed!
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the Silver Centurion armor was awesome.

As to the "leotard look" - I always liked the magnetically reinforced chainmail that he could fold into a briefcase... you know... the Mk III types...
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
absolutely. You saw my Silver Centurion right? Did that one recently too...
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just found him. So sweet.
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Cool!
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:icondoctordid:
Doctordid Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ah do you think they'll be an ironman 3
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Already in development...
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:icondoctordid:
Doctordid Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ah alright
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Based on the Extremis storyline
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:icondoctordid:
Doctordid Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ah ok
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:iconfunkymonkeysyd:
funkymonkeysyd Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha i feel your pain!!! its not my favorite design either

btw this is the new founder of The World of Fan Art and i just want to say HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII~!!! and i hope to see many more pics you submit!!! this is really great!!
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
cheers man!
It looks so FLASHDANCE to me.
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:iconfunkymonkeysyd:
funkymonkeysyd Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i know!!!
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Well I'm trying to draw every armor over time, so we take the awkward ones with the cool ones. Just wait until some of those late 90s ones with all the glue-on weapons and weird striping.
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funkymonkeysyd Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahaha yes!! cant wait!!! glad to see you dont do all the awesome ones in one go...otherwise youd never get to the wierd questionable ones...take everything in moderation ^^
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
hahahahahaha yep! I've still got MANY to go. And then there's the villains, and even a few of the supporting characters.
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:iconfunkymonkeysyd:
funkymonkeysyd Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooooooh wow...you gonna be busyyyyy
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TULIO19mx Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, I like the blueprints in the background!!
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man. Thats going to be the new look for the Iron Man Series. Different layout, but same idea.
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:icontulio19mx:
TULIO19mx Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it!!
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man!
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