And to be honest, I gave up on the Winter Soldier costume somewhere in the inking process and missed a few things (and didn't manage to straighten the gun out, though I tried). But oh well, I think it'll pass for an approximation. I do have one more plate that I want do with the jacket and mask that he wears in the film and possibly his clothes from the end scene, though I can't recall what they look like and there are no reference pictures on line, so yeah, that last plate might be a looong while coming.
In the meantime; enjoy! I know he had short hair when he wore the other costumes, so I might make an alternate head and include his dress military uniform. I included his "classic" costume from the comic books just for giggles ~ though I have to say, it's hard to look manly in those little hot pants.
And even though this was a total pain in the ass to draw and took me four times longer than any of the other plates I've made this weekend, I'm pleased enough with the results that maybe, just maybe, I will concede to doing another character or two from a comic-book related film (other than the aforementioned Dark Knight, which I'm doing anyway).
So yeah: guess who?
I'm trying to stay away from one-offs and movie tie-ins and things I don't actually read in the world of comics (all of which this would qualify), but there was just something irresistible and I just finally decided to give into it after fighting the impulse all day long.
And honestly, sometimes that's when I do good work ~ when I just jump in and throw caution to the wind and knock something out. Don't know when I will finish this or if it will be worthy of posting (though I hope so), but I certainly got off to a good start. Was going to post the figure since he's finished, but then there wouldn't be any suspense! Also, I might redo his body because his posture is a little weird
I've got maybe three other suits I want to make for him before he's done, so I'll probably post him complete once he's finished.
And that's officially the first-ever modern gun I have ever drawn, so I'm pretty impressed that I didn't bail, though it clearly needs some straightening out. Took me forever to draft. Might yet screw it all up in the inking, but in the meantime, I thought you might enjoy seeing a bit of my process (sorry about the crummy photo). Unless I am really confident in my pencils, I usually let them sit overnight so as to look at them in the morning with fresh perspective.
I should mention I am working from a number of photo references because I wouldn't have any clue otherwise ~ so that really helps a lot!