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I am Iron MAN

This is something I’ve wanted to try for years but never got around to it until now with this retro Iron Man (I’ve always been fond of his second-generation armor from the late 60s-early 70s). I ordered a set of ten colored inks and decided to try to ink something using only colored inks. The results are a mixed bag, I think. The piece looks a lot cooler on paper than on-screen because, while it’s hard to see it here, the gold color is a metallic ink. I’ll probably play around with this a bit more but to use colored inks, I will have to limit my subject matter to (mostly) non-organic items. I don’t see this transitioning well to flesh-and-blood people/creatures. The piece was done on 14×17″ bristol board and inked with Speedball Calligraphy ink.