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Heavy Metal Hero by lrguy Heavy Metal Hero by lrguy
it's about time i came back and threw something up here. ;p no surprise that it's iron man once again. :la:
things are having a tendency to get busier which drags out any space for art. D; apologies for the huge gap.

anyways, back to the happier stuff. :love: this is my second stab at a full colour superhero and hopefully things have improved. :3
there were a few things that bothered me whist colouring and still do now, but i mainly wanted to improve on the background which i'm pretty pleased with. :dance:

and now 'tis time to find another subject to focus my obsession on. well, until i find some more awesome ref's for the metal man. haha. :D

done with copic markers and polychromo's on smooth bristol board.
around 45 hours.

wip's;

Heavy Metal Hero WIP by lrguy

my other iron man work;

I am Iron Man by lrguyThe Mechanic by lrguy

ref: [link]
iron man (c) to marvel.
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:iconremus-and-romulus:
Critique by Remus-and-Romulus Remus-and-Romulus/critique/969469084">Jun 14, 2014, 1:30:25 AM
Well, here is my opinion regarding this piece:

I'll start with a fact about Iron Man, which is, he's one of my favourite Marvel Superheroes.

This artwork looks awesome in itself, and the techniques you've used here make the colours glow more. The effects in the background have that feeling of originality...

But you gotta get it under grip a bit more. The colours of the smokes in the BG, they do not appear to blend with each other at any point. I mean, you'll get that yourself when you see their edges. It can be clearly pointed and located out, where the white, green, red, orange and other colours have their boundaries... To be frank, only the fusion of red and orange appear to be perfect here. The rest of the colours, I think you should have chosen some other ones, apart from blue & green. White is placed and used wisely, to give the glowing effect, but the rest two colours that I have mentioned, ruined that part. Black, grey, and other sinister and smuggy ones would be perfect for the 'feels'...

This was only my opinion, others may have theirs, which may differ from my perspective... anyway, overall artwork is fantastic, and the armour is awesomely perfect... keep up the great work :) good luck ahead...
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Critique by ave-dottore ave-dottore/critique/976156118">Jun 27, 2014, 12:16:48 PM
Let me also start off by saying: Iron Man is one of my favorite heroes. This picture is a fantastic one that shows him in one of the best ways that you can.I love the background, as contrary to the other critiquer, I feel that it adds to the picture in just the right way instead of being distracting.
Continuing on with that note, I love the fact that not only does Iron Man seem to be attacking/defending, he is also battle damaged, as noted with all the details and such.
The only thing that I can think to point out is his left side seems to be melting. I'm not sure if that was intentional, as keeping with the battle, but i feel it almost looks out of place.
Other than that, I feel that this is a very well done piece, and I love it!
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Joey-GB-316 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! This IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awh, thank you so much! :glomp: :heart: (;
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Joey-GB-316 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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AWhiteStar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
A stunning piece:)
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :tighthug: (;
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UsagichanBR Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!!
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank youu! :hug: (;
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UsagichanBR Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. It is really good. Congratulations! I love Iron Man.
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gregginho23 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture,awesome skills here mind
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visiteur2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
this is... Legen...wait for it... dary!! legendary awesome!
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mirounga6854 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Iron man ! <3
Is character il very class and badass, i love it ti ! <3
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chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
amazing. i cannot even...

wow. i love it, the shading, the lighting, the accuracy of the image/actual thing, this is good!
i also like how you depicted the damage on his armour so well.

this is good, and you have alot of skills. keep making these!
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hellxwrks Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good! I also love the copics :D anyway I guess you went very well with the background! Next time you can try to make a 3-point perspective city on background ahah just teasing up... :)
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! ;p i'm glad you like it. (; haha, maybe i will. i could use a little practise with challenging backgrounds. :p
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RoxieIsAlive Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing artwork!!! :D <3
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank youu! :D
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RejectAll-American Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous :heart:
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanking you so much! :hug:
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Danielle90 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I love this. Doesn't hurt that he is my favorite!
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :aww: haha, definitely not. x3
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Bluenight01 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! As the other works :)
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lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanking you very much! (;
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Ilovefallingcows25 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool
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lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! ;p
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Ilovefallingcows25 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome
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Susie-K Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Great work!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! xD
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Susie-K Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
You're welcome! :-)
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JonARTon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
wow great detail! the color is explosive! awesome work!
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :hug:
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laeti-chan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!
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lrguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!! :D
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LauraTheStrange97 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Awesome, so damn awesome!
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MistTheShipper Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Wonderful~
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DelusionalThoughts Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't really like iron man, but this is simply incredible!! wow sooo good!
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Daniela0114 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Dam, that is epic!!!!
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PortalPanda Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, this is amazing! :la:
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Nanaiko Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay I am not much of an Iron Man fan but I must say this artwork is indeed amazing.
I cannot belive that this is a traditional artwork, I just can't. The colors are so lively and the drawing is so well made that I thought it was a digital artwork.
Good job!
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bbforever Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow i can not believe this is traditional art!  I really love this piece.  The Armour looks awesomely perfect. It must have taken a long time to get the glint and shading done right!
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AshleighStone Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so awesome and realistic!!! :wow:
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mtijan2008 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this ._.

The colors here are amazing. I especially like the scratches in the armour. 
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :)
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LMW-The-Poet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would not have guessed that this was traditional art. O_O The first time I saw this, I thought it was some nice digital art, but wow - that's some amazing traditional work here. It's really beautiful, too. I love the battle marks  - the melts from burns and the scratches - just a couple of my favorite details. And the background looks great, it looks like your work was put well into it. :)
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MangaFeline Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really cool! ^^
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TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so much details! Nice work and good colours! :D
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Triplet99c Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
This looks really really cool! I love all the colors you used! They are all so vibrant! Very nice work on this and keep up the awesome work on the Marvel art!
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Bhatidraws Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This piece is simply stunning!! must say! I love IronMan and this drawing is amazing! the lighting the shadows the glow all are perfect! i really loved the way uh gave glowing effect in his suit! it makes it so realistic! 
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XyliarRaina Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic! I love the colors!
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Ilive2seedafuture Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! It looks like something from the movie! I'm shocked at how real this looks! The only way I can describe this is... just... great! Keep up the good work, my friend! +fav 
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OLIVETTI11 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Writer
I like that this Iron Man is after some colise, a little broken, but still fighting. I like these details of scratches. Colorful smokes? Especially green parts- is that possible. Still looks cool!
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