Aug 30, 2011

Jody and Mark's Wedding Favor

While I haven't blogged in a while, that doesn't mean I haven't been drawing. Maybe not as much as I could or should be, but some drawing is better than no drawing, I think. A few things I can't show you yet because they're either not done or because I'm saving them for a special occasion (I don't know what that means), but I can show you this, which I drew for my friends Jody and Mark for their wedding.

Jody and Mark are big Iron Man fans, so they asked me to recreate the cover to Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 (which actually had two different covers)...


...but with Iron Man characters instead of Spidey characters.

Their wedding was superhero themed, with Mark as Iron Man, and his groomsmen as Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, and Wolverine. Also, apparently Pepper Potts has her own set of armor in comics now, a variation on the Silver Centurion armor, and she goes by the name of Rescue. So that's a thing that she wanted to include. I looked up Rescue's armor and wasn't impressed - too many plates and unnecessary pieces - but I figured since I was going to be using Iron Man's silver age armor, I would modify Pepper's armor to look more like the original Silver Centurion.

Here's the piece that I first drew, around two months before their wedding.


I was really happy with this. I didn't want to screw it up from there. So rather than do any more work on it, I let it sit for another two months, until finally, a week before their wedding, at more or less the last possible moment, I decided to finish. I need a deadline, is what I'm saying. Here's the finished product. I drew in the rest of the groomsmen, and added in the logos and their heads.


They put copies of this on the tables at the reception, along with crayons so the guests could color. I understand people had a lot of fun with them, and that there were an appropriate number of devil horns drawn on both of their heads.

Congrats, Jody and Mark!