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The Mechanic by lrguy The Mechanic by lrguy
You can take away my suits, you can take away my home, but there's one thing you can never take away from me: I am Iron Man.
-- Tony Stark


after four months of hard graft it's finally finished. :la:
well, i say four months but taking into account i've been super busy trying to juggle multiple jobs at once and keeping up with some other work, it sounds about right. ;p

okay, so i could probably say a lot about this drawing, the main things being that this is by far the most hardest and most detailed work i've made yet. :faint:
some of the details in this managed to cripple me emotionally and creatively. ;D which is probably why i got a bit lazy and rushed some things towards the end.
but my absolute obsession with iron man helped me through it no worries. xD

this one's a bit bigger than a4 so i actually had to scan it in three parts, hopefully you can't see where i've tried to fix the scan lines too much. :p
the scan did kill some of the tones in there though, it does look a lot more smoother in real life.

The Mechanic WIP by lrguy

^ some awfully bad wips. there were a few more of these but i managed to kill my phone and lose most of them. :/ but these were the ones i managed to save. :aww:

15.5 x 10
done with 2h, 2b, 4b pencils on textured fabriano paper, and a highlight brush pen.
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dude, dude, dude, dude, dude!!!! this piece of art is mind blowing. to be honest, this even looks better and nicer than most colored art. im very fascinated by the fact that it took you months to draw this... honestly, i cant do any piece of art that will be able to take me 24 hours. i just lose intrest. but you didnt for this one.. you stuck by it and kept working... i mean, look at the water...IN BLACK AND WHITE!!!. bravo bravo. i must say, this is fantastic. definately going in my folder. its just amazing. keep up the good work
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:iconryuze-nanzuke:
Ryuze-nanzuke Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Interface Designer
cool
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:iconndogmario:
ndogmario Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great
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:iconthetenthsword:
TheTenthSword Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Breathtaking, can't even imagine it being in color, that would only detract from its jaw dropping glory.
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:iconquickstrike932:
QUICKSTRIKE932 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanking you! :aww:
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RowenSatell Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not even much of a Iron Man fan (i just haven't gotten a chance to see the movies, its not that i dont like them ^^; ) but this is absolutely amazing! Everything about this is so well done, right to the detials in the sky in the background. Amazing job! :highfive: 
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would defiantly recommend them, i absolutely love the films. :love: (;
aw, thank you soo much! xD
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:iconmaybelletea:
maybelletea Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Omg your use of pencils is amazing! So much tiny detail in this piece, jfc. And the water is done SO well. Really nice work.
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awh, thank you so much! ;p :heart:
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:icontriplet99c:
Triplet99c Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Wow! So neat! I have to say, I love all the detail that you used on this. I really loved the movie Iron Man 3! Good work
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :hug: i'm really glad you like it. (;
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Triplet99c Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
No problem!
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:iconlets-get-saiko:
Lets-Get-Saiko Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The water falling off the armor is done wonderfully, I'm almost speechless. @_@ You really have an eye for detail. Keep up the amazing work! I wish I could draw like this as a hobby, haha.
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, thank you so much! ;p :heart:
haha, i'm still practising, which is probably why it's still a hobby for me, lol. :D
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:iconbhatidraws:
Bhatidraws Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
WOW just one word amazing!! first i thought its a photo! the water effect uh have given is sooo stunning its looks so realistic! the way uh have given the details water touching iron man then flowing down is perfect!  keep the good work!
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :glomp: i'm really glad you like it. ;p
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:iconruvish:
RuvisH Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning...
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!! :love:
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:iconruvish:
RuvisH Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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:iconcuthillius:
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is a very beautiful drawing. The water effects are gorgeous, and I have to say that I envy your drawing skills a lot. Is he crouching on a rock?
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very very much! :heart: i really appreciate the kind words. :aww:
hrrm, i'm not too sure, it's either a rock or a hunk of metal or something, the ref didn't give too much away. :D
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TootsieBear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this sketch. Well done! :)
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank youu! :la: i'm glad you like it. (:
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gods. deviantART needs an emoticon with a smiley running in circles and waving his hands and jumping in joy at the same time. Now THAT would express my love towards this. The water looks great, the lighting looks great, everything looks great, and umm, yes, sorry to break it to you, but if you look veeeery close you can see the parts where the different scans join.
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:iconhermy-one:
Hermy-one Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:squee: Have you see this? Its close :D
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess so... =P
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, it does! ;p
awh, that you soo much!! :tighthug:
hrrm, i was hoping no one would notice, lol. :D yeah, hopefully i'll get the hang of getting rid of the scan lines soon. :p
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Karantheartist Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Artist
I really loved iron man 3 and this made me love it even more.  The detail you put onto the suits of armor make it look way more better. I love it!
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, me too. ;p thank you so much! :love: (;
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Karantheartist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Artist
:D Np
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CylaDavenport Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even have any words for how... breath-taking this is.  It looks like I could just reach out and touch Tony/RDJ's face, it's so life-like.  You're an amazing artist, judging by the brief look I took at some of your other work! <3
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww, thank you sooo much! :heart: i really appreciate the lovely comment. :hug: thanks again! (:
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industrielluberalle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing work with the water. also the light from arc reactor looks so real, that's hard on pencil. The whole scene must have been hard work, so many details... very well done.
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :la: it defiantly was. :D thanks again! (:
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Hermy-one Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow talk about wow, I spent about a minute or more studying the detail in the download. I tried to find the places you got lazy, all i noticed was the fisted arm looks blurry. The water in particular looks fabulous. I totally feel you when you say realistic detail cripples creativity, but sometimes the ocd side comes out 
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awh, thank you so much! :tighthug: :heart:
it's just one of my efforts to cover up the scan line. :p
so true, i had a balance of both with this one, haha. :D
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Absolute-Absolem Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
THAT'S FREAKING AWESOME !!
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOUUU!!! :D
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AngieART93 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelent piece!!
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank youu! :heart:
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:iconangieart93:
AngieART93 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs :)
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itrenorez Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Again, well done on this! I like black and white. Who would have thought to draw Iron Man 3 in grayscale? Most would prefer to draw in colors. But here you are incredibly successful with this.
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :love: haha, why not? ;p thanks again! (;
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Cup-of-Javo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014

I really love the way you rendered the water in this picture, especially the use of white to highlight the droplets and the rivulets of water sliding down his suit and face. It’s so much to look at, but it really draws you into the picture. :)

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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry for the late reply, but thank you so much!! :tighthug: ;p
i think the water was the hardest bit for me, i'm really glad you like it. :D
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DennaDragon Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's an amazing piece of art. D: The details! I love it.
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:iconlrguy:
lrguy Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: thanking you kindly! :glomp: ;p
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DennaDragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
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ArtistEamane Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I would never have had the patience to complete such a detailed drawing over the course of four months! That was four months well spent, because this turned out amazing! :squee: Congrats!
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