Iron Man Art Attack!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Iron Man Commission. 2009. Gouache and acrylic on paper, 7.5 x 11".

This is pretty much every piece of Iron Man art I have ever made, presented in (roughly) chronological order. I know I did one other black and white piece in San Diego a number of years back, but I failed to get a picture. I'll live. In other news, Iron Man 2 was friggin' awesome!

Iron Man
Iron Man Commission. 2009. Gouache and acrylic on paper, 7.5 x 11".

Iron Man Commission. 2009. watercolor on paper, 9 x 12".

Iron Man Commission. 2009. Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12".

Iron Man Commission. 2008. Watercolor on paper, 11 x 17".

Iron Man Commission. 2008. Ink on paper, 2 x 3".

Escape from Vietnam. 2008. Acrylic on illustration board, 20 x 30".

Iron Man Commission. 2006. Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9".

Iron Man Commission. 2006. Ink on bristol board, 11 x 14".

Mythos: Iron Man Cover Study. 2005. Photoshop, 1200 x 1800 px.

Iron Man Commission. 2005. Ink on bristol board, 11 x 14".

Iron Man Is Born. 2003. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36".
Original Art

Iron Man #63, Cover. 2002. Oil on illustration board, 20 x 30".


  1. I didn´t find before the way to leave you a comment.
    Now i can just say that i really like your blog. I´ve put it already in my favorites.
    Great inspiring work.
    thanks for sahring it

  2. Love 'em all. Hey Paolo, I've got a dumb question. What color do you use for the reflective gold? Is it gold? Or a combo of yellow/brown? I'm struggling a little bit on a painting I'm working on. Thanks!

  3. Thank you, Paulo. It's my pleasure!

    Sam, it's a yellow/brown combo, specifically burnt umber, followed by a light yellow ochre wash (I'm talking mainly about the watercolored pieces). Just remember that the shinier the metal you're trying to simulate, the sharper the contrast. The best thing you can do is paint a trophy from life until it's committed to memory.

  4. Iron Man is born - one of my all-time favorites.

  5. I always love more your pencilled work, than the painted one.

  6. Thanks, Maw!

    Thanks, Paolo. I'm starting to prefer pencils and inks to the painted work as well... though it's nice to come back to every once in a while.

  7. Awesome. I figured it would be a yellow/brown combo. Thank you for the advice! You rock.

  8. No giant electrical outlet in the film, sadly. I looked for it =D

  9. Thank you, Sam. I love to rock.

    Tora, thanks for keeping your eyes peeled. I have high hopes for the Avengers movie.

  10. Nice artwork. Really love the last one. ^_^

  11. Thanks, Aoimizu—it was my first!


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