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Iron Man Marvel

Iron Man Marvel

Iron Man Marvel

Caran d'Ache have been running a competition over the past week or so asking for artists to draw an original superhero. At first the instructions of the competition were a bit unclear, at least I pick them up wrong. The competition was to draw an original but by the time Caran d'Ache clarified this, I was half way through my Iron Man drawing. Still, I submitted the drawing and we shall wait and see. 

I chose this particular pose because I feel it is symbolic to me in a strange way, Iron Man is on his knees, getting back up and I feel that I have been on my knees after my spinal injury in the Army and art has been the thing that has helped to get me back on my feet. 

Materials 

Ordinarily I use colored pencil and markers for drawings like this, however, as this was a Caran d'Ache competition, I wanted to use only Caran d'Ache products. Because it was just colored pencil it took such a long time to complete.

I used my Caran d'Ache Pablo pencils along with my Luminance pencils. I completed the drawing on my favourite Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate, along the way for blending I used the Caran d'Ache blender which I happen think is the best blender on the market. As always I have completed a speed drawing of this which you can see on my youtube channel

First Image 

I took an image of the drawing completed with just a white background, however I went on to add a slightly darker grey background but I am not sure I am happy with it. Again this is something I would normally do with markers and the blending process is slightly easier for large areas in my opinion. 

 

 

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget