Ironing out some creases
To keep my regular readers happy, of course my obligatory corny title reveals the content: an update on Ironman.
I managed to do in the main blocking now. I have built up from the darker shades leaving them showing through on the edges. This leave the nicely defined panels and the shadowing of the darker recesses.
Also visible since my last update is the arc reactor and the eyes. Although subtle, I like the bit of shine I left on the edges of the eyes from the blue.
The metallic bits will be defined and picked out in grey shading to include the boosters on his feet, his blasters in his palms and the hip joints. The final highlighting on the panels will be done. I do intend to do some battle damage and I will also be sealing him with a gloss sealer.
The tough decision to make is how to apply battle damage. I want a few scrapes and scorch-marks. Placement is easy as I have a few areas that are a bit off shade right now and rather than fiddling with them, I will likely turn them into scrapes with a few trailing and leading lines into them.
The reason that is a tough decision is I can’t decide if I want to seal first then battle damage or battle damage then seal. I don’t have much experience with sealers so I am looking for a bit of feedback on that.
Anyhow, hopefully something was inspirational today, if nothing else to try the bold and simple shading of comic books.