thom chiaramonte

I draw comics, ride bikes, and eat melon; sometimes simultaneously.

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 07 – Scarlet Witch [TRDL Redesign for Film]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 07 – Scarlet Witch [TRDL Redesign for Film]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 07 – Scarlet Witch [TRDL Redesign for Film]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam the subject being a theme challenge: redesign Scarlet Witch suitable for use in the upcoming, at the time,  Avengers 2 film.

I took an approach that pulled a lot of that cloak/hood/bodice imagery from the comics, but took it away from spandex and into leather and other materials. My lovely wife came by and said ‘hey! Riding Hood!’ and I realized I hadn’t noticed how much of that imagery from Scarlet Witch worked in that way. Anyway, tall boots with many small buckles evoke the George Perez era redesign from way back, and I gave her those loose long curls in front that look cool. The conceit behind the straps wrapped around her back, across her chest (forming a wishbone, with a single stitched strap down the front, and two long loose ones behind) is not entirely unlike the Wonder Woman lasso idea. I got to thinking about ways to apply limits to Scarlet Witch’s god-level reality warping powers in the comics, when scaling her for film, and I liked the idea that she would need to wrap her assailant in the straps to properly channel her power to full effect. It also applies a bit more of the S&M/light bondage imagery coming through in the leather/latex skirt/garterclip/legging thing. All in all, I like the result.

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TRDL 2014 Series, No. 06 – Harold Ramis (RIP)

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 06 – Harold Ramis (RIP)

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 08 – Susan Storm [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 08 – Susan Storm [TRDL Redesign]