TRDL 2012 Series, No. 07 – Xartherian Warmonger
This piece was actually completed in 2009/2010, but for the life of me, I don’t think I ever made it public after client approvals. If I did, whoops, but if not, we proceed. This is the alien race in my client’s world that operate the Xartherian Org Battle Carapace, which I had designed in 2005 for him. We talked a lot about some of the imagery he imagined for them, in rough appearance, affectation, nature, and the like, and this is what I came up with. Despite my general dislike of multi-armed anthropods, this was probably my most successful attempt, since due to the xenobiology I could rationalize a long torso with multiple sets of rotator cuffs and pecs. Process notes are below, if you are so inclined. http://www.thirdraildesignlab.com/bl...ian-warmonger/
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.