thom chiaramonte

I draw comics, ride bikes, and eat melon; sometimes simultaneously.

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 13 – Iron Man [Marvel Now!]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 13 – Iron Man [Marvel Now!]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 13 – Iron Man [Marvel Now!]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being the Marvel Now! reboot. I find the design work on this reboot all over the map, and a reminder of why having one design director, and two or three solid designers beneath them, really worked for DC’s New 52. Love or hate some of those designs, at least they’re consistent in tone and style. Here, it feels like Marvel has a hodge podge of designs going on, and I suppose since its not a proper continuity reboot, just a tweak, that makes sense. The Iron Man design actually really caught my eye in concept art form, but disappointed me in the book itself, as I don’t much care for Greg Land’s work. But I gave the armor a shot, as a study exercise before doing the Battle Royale challenge I’ve posted about previously. I think the modern era IM armors are overly faceted and complex, underscoring the need for an artist like Salvador Larroca to make them work.

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TRDL 2013 Series, No. 14 – Colleen Wing [Daughters of the Dragon]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 14 – Colleen Wing [Daughters of the Dragon]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 12 – Sally Jupiter [Minutemen]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 12 – Sally Jupiter [Minutemen]