Iron Man’s always been an important Avenger, but it wasn’t until the MCU’s debut when fans began showering the character with the fan art he deserves.
Iron Man is one of the most popular Marvel superheroes nowadays. He was always an important member of the Avengers and a powerful force to be reckoned with, but he wasn’t on the same level as Spider-Man or the X-Men team. At least until the MCU came along and Iron Man kick-started the franchise with a bang thanks to the first Iron Man (2008) starring Robert Downey Jr. in the titular role.
Nowadays even people who don’t read the comics know who Iron Man is. And he has thousands of talented fans who have created some amazing fan arts. Let’s check out 10 Iron Man fan art pictures you simply have to see.
10 Pencil Magic
Whoever thinks that pencils are only for children to play with should reconsider. Justin posted this brilliant pencil portrait of Iron Man and it’s difficult to decide what part of the portrait one should look at first. Quite possibly the intricate detail on the armor that almost looks better than the real thing in the MCU. The artist said he spent approximately nine hours working on the drawing, and it shows.
9 A Fateful Decision
The 2019 film Avengers: Endgame broke the hearts of many Iron Man fans when Tony Stark sacrificed his life to defeat Thanos and his army once and for all. His sacrifice is forever honored in this beautiful fan art by Yadvender Singh Rana. It shows Iron Man just a moment before he snapped the fingers and changed the face of the MCU. Plus, the caption: “Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” Rings true in so many ways.
8 Half Man, Half Hero
Almost every superhero has two sides to them– the man and then the hero hiding behind the mask– or armor, as in Iron Man’s case. There are multiple versions showing Tony Stark and Iron Man side by side but this one done by Pilar Evans is one of the best. It’s difficult to decide who looks better in the drawing– Tony Stark or Iron Man– but one thing is for certain; they’re both impossibly lifelike.
7 Iron Man Vs. Captain America
They were friends most of the time but also clashed when their ideals and beliefs differed. Most notably, Captain America and Iron Man stood against each other during the events of Civil War, which had a different outcome in the MCU than it did in the comics.
Either way, this fan art by M.A.D _2001 shows them fighting and it’s beautiful in its intensity. No matter what the result of the fight will be, the Marvel universe will never be the same ever again.
6 Iron Kitty
There’s already a superhero team of animal Avengers in the comics, but Peanut Doodles decided to go a different route and drew Iron Man as a cat. It might sound like a bizarre idea at first, but it actually works and is super cute. Iron Kitty is the type of animal superhero that many fans no doubt would love to see more of in the actual comics. Especially if the cat retained Tony’s intelligence and his snark.
5 Iconic Pose
An important part of being a superhero is working on the heroic pose one assumes when they get to the battlefield. Iron Man has his position down to a T. When he stands like this, the villains or even heroes, simply whoever is facing Iron Man, knows they should run.
Isabella The Blob spent four days working on this fan art and the attention and time invested into it brought great results. The fan art is even more astonishing when you realize that its creator is only fifteen-years-old!
4 Iron Dad
There are more intricate and realistic fan arts on this list but this one by Jordyn still deserves a spot here because it’s simply adorable… and touching, considering how Avengers: Endgame turned out and the fact that Morgan will now be growing up without her dad– albeit with a lot of superhero uncles and aunts. There’s even a chance she could follow in her dad’s footsteps and don her own armor in the future.
3 Love You 3000
Tony Stark’s fate in the MCU inspired a lot of artists to honor him by creating fan art, and this one done by Max Lebeau is one of the best. Tony looks lifelike in it and the colors are intricate, detailed, and make Iron Man’s armor glow. Sometimes all an artist needs to create an amazing piece of work are pencils, as it’s already been demonstrated more than once on this list. After all, there’s often beauty in “simplicity” (not that there’s anything simple about this drawing.)
2 No Easy Business
Tony Stark has a sense of humor as rich as they come but he can also be serious when it comes down to business. He demonstrated this many times when he wasn’t afraid to call other heroes out on their behavior or steps he felt were illogical and endangering everyone else. The look in this fan art by María Ruiz is just like Tony and it shows that whatever he’s thinking, it’s most likely not too flattering for the person at the receiving end of his gaze. Or maybe he’s just thinking about getting a burger. Who knows?
1 I Am Iron Man
What better fan art to use to end this list than this one? After all, this line of Tony’s quickly became iconic and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Iron Man’s fans kept using it for years to come. Who knows, maybe people will also use it as tattoos to honor their favorite superhero? As for the fan art by Artster F, it’s as close to the real thing as they come and might possibly make more than one fan nostalgic.
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