Modeling orthographic of an Iron Man redesign. The most difficult thing was trying to come up with an Iron Man design that was differnet. It's pretty near impossible, since Iron Man's been around for so long, there's already been so many different permutations. After a bunch of weird and off the wall versions, I finally decided to come back to a more conventional design. I knew I needed to keep his face and power source on his chest, as they are iconic elements.
There was a scene in the movie that bothered me enough to remove me from my suspension of disbelief, and that was when Tony escapes the cave and crash lands head first from maybe a mile up, unhurt. So I decided to make an Iron Man with a reinforced neck area. There are also wing stabilizers on his wrists (not in ortho) that I plan on making a close up of. During non-flight, the top portion of his armor shifts downward and his neck unlocks, allowing for freedom of head movement (present in plan sketches).
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edit: I changed the layout. It's difficult presenting orthographics well.