Tuesday, March 09, 2010

IronMan cover

Don't panic!

Batman is still well under way...and no, I still can't show you anything from it...yet. But for now, here's a sneaky peeky at an IronMan cover I was recently asked to produce. Many thanks to my DC editor Mark Chiarello for allowing me to do this job, us both agreeing that it would do my profile in the States a favour, not having been around in the US market for quite some time.

The above image shows my idea for the cover, an imagined "what if" scenario depicting IM in some 50's inspired armour. Here I had him standing proudly outside a classic 50's style cinema...


...as you can see, I changed my mind, going here with a shot of a Vegas like street. More 50's to my mind. This is the blue line drawing colour test, giving my editor a good idea of how the thing will look when finished.



And here's a peek at the finished piece. My idea was to mimic the style of advertising from that period, before photography had really caught a hold and the great ad painters of the time were still being employed. Guys like Albert Dorne were a great influence for me on this job, an amazing artist, well worth a search.

Now...back to the Batcave!

9 comments:

Kevin Levell said...

wow! very nice. Like the retro thing very much!

Tim Perkins said...

Great piece this, Dave.
It would make a great poster.
(''j)

Big Ape said...

Great stuff!

jon haward said...

love the design Dave and retro feel

Dean said...

AWESOME stuff Dave. Loving that retro feel. Can really imagine thats how he would look back then.

D.TAYLOR said...

Cheers gents.
I should add that this is part of Marvel's "IronMan by design" run of covers starting next month. Bit of a rush job for me, only having a few days to work on it. You wanna see the others in the series!! Ouch!

Dylan said...

Looks fantastic Dave, can't wait to see the finished pic.

boo said...

frikkin' swish buddy - i'll keep me peepers peeled for the comic when it hits!

Julien Schantz said...

Retro 50's style , I love it !! ! ! !!