Iron Monger[From Iron Man #200]
TRDL Iron Man Series
This was done for my TRDL Iron Man Series, and also [nominally] for the R3 Art Challenge, the subject being 'Bald Characters'... in these days of multiple small children and lots of work and competing interests for my time, I look for opportunities to kill multiple avians with single projectiles. In this case, Obadiah Stane was certainly bald. And hey, the armor has no hair, so.
Anyway, I'm fond of the original Iron Monger in the comics because I was reallllllly peaking on my love for Iron Man after reading all those depressing alcohol and then homeless and then silicon valley / headache issues for a few years leading up to the big reveal of the Silver Centurion Armor and the surprise appearance of Iron Monger for the big showdown. I know the armor was unearthed and reused later, but at the time, for a major, major plotline to culminate int he adversary revealing a giant bad ass armor design and then have it end with a repuslor to the face in a single issue, that's just unheard of today. Even in the revolving world of comics and reincarnating designs for the 2-3 year turnover of new readers, Iron Monger hasn't been reused that much. And I LOVED the interpretation in the film. Going back to the original design, sure, I have questions: why are there cables connecting the upper and lower arm sheaths... on the outside of the armor's armored surface... but overall, it was a relatively tasteful way to do the 'dark' version of a major character, while also referencing his earliest beginnings. Loved it.
Process notes here:[link]
and on www.trdlcomics.com