thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 09 – Moon Knight [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 09 – Moon Knight [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 09 – Moon Knight [TRDL Redesign]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Moon Knight.

My design pretty much incorporates the elements of Moon Knight imagery I like best (hood coverage, slit eyes, tactical gear, shaped cape) with my TRDL style, so to speak. I’ve given the fabric elements of the design some kevlar weave and some piped seams. The chest is a sectional plating, which allows for mobility but some measure of additional ballistic protection (at the expense of a good edged weapon strike) and the boots and glove/bracers are a buckled armor plate. The bracers each contain a large folded crescent shaped throwing blade, which he can attach a grapple line to before throwing. The cape is shaped to collapse live a chevron below, more like bird wings than a traditional drop cape. Part of the design language here is overlap. The cape is sectioned into multiple overlapping layers, and drapes over the top of the chest. Then the chest is covered by another fabric layer in the same chevron motif as the cape, which overlaps the crescent, falling loose over the chest plate.

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

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

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 11 – Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 11 – Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier