TRDL 2012 Series, No. 44 - Anthony Stark [TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign]
This was done for the R3 Art Challenge, the subject being Secret Identities, for which I chose Tony Stark. It's been a long-standing trope in Iron Man comics that Stark would present himself as the inventor of the Iron Man, but not the wearer. In this Cryptohistorical Redesign, I've reimagined him in 1893, presenting to the world his steam powered Ferrous Autonomic, described as a robot but in fact an armor he himself wears. The armor design is actually the one I entered in Project Rooftop some years back, and remains one of my favorite designs to this day. However, the best part of this piece for me was designing the primitive battery harness he wears as a rudimentary pacemaker. The three bulbs are the visual indicator of the battery's power level. As they wink out one after the other, he knows how much time he has before he's in dire straits.
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