Even in ink-wash, this Marvel hero looks ready to rumble.
KK Miller reports: Superheroes have been feeling the resurgence, especially Marvel ones, as their cinematic universe continues to unravel. While comic book characters have always had a niche fan base, their recent popularity has contributed to more people giving life to them in their own unique ways.
Judging by the Twitter feed and Pixiv page of artist Ikuyoan, it’s clear there is great love for Marvel’s man of iron. However, one of their most recent work shows us a side of Iron Man that we haven’t really seen before.
— ikuyoan (@ikuyoan) February 16, 2017
Created in the suiboku-ga style, or sometimes known as sumi-e, the thick dark lines of ink perfectly frame the boldly-armored superhero.
Normally, suiboku-ga art aims to capture the essence of a subject and thus has a more fluid feel to it, but these angular lines don’t take away from the visual impact at all. In fact, since many sumi-e paintings often depict something imaginary, it seems fitting to see Tony Stark drawn in the style … (read more)