Thanks to Marvel, Iron Man is now a household name. Who wouldn’t want to be Tony Stark? Billions of inherited Dollars and billions and counting in earning; a lavish debonair lifestyle with a playboy image, and as a perfect topic, being the man behind the ever so loved Iron Man armor. Robert Downey Jr. plays the character so perfectly, as if it is written just for him.
The first two movies of the Iron Man franchise did spectacularly at the box office. Moreover, Iron Man held his own strongly in “The Avengers”. The third installment, Iron Man 3 opened to a phenomenal reception and is breaking records like they were twigs.
We behold and admire a motion picture, marveling at the special effects, the direction and of course the actors. Let’s go behind the glamorous silver screen and take a look at the origins of Iron Man. Envisioned by Stan Lee, the Iron Man came into being only when Tony Stark’s life hung in the balance. The idea is exceptional and all the executions, comics, animated or actual movies, have been flawless. The most amazing thing about iron man is the armor; the suit that transforms an ordinary man into a one man army.
The journey of the Iron Man armor must have seen many fly by nights for numerous artists. This endless hard work enables us to see and envy the armor. There are many illustrations of the Iron Man armor; some of the whole suit and some parts of it. Attention to detail is critical not only for the final look of the illustration, but also for the audience to behold and admire. The helmet is a masterpiece in itself, illuminating the blue eyes once Iron Man is ready to roll. The chest armor is probably the most vital, containing the arc reactor that is the heart of not only the Iron Man, but also Tony Stark.
There are various illustrations showing the Iron Man in flight, and, my personal favorite, his emphatic landing on one knee. If you are in line to watch Iron Man 3, I strongly recommend you take a look at these Iron Man illustrations before hitting the theater, to boost your urge!