thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 30 – Bat-Girl [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 30 – Bat-Girl [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 30 – Bat-Girl [TRDL Redesign]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Bat-Girl. I recently drew the new awesome Batgirl, and I’ve drawn a few of the prior versions over the years with varying success, so this time I did a blank slate redesign: “Young woman dressed as a bat fights crime with tool belt of gadgets”

This was the statement I used.

I took inspiration by real bats, specifically antrozous pallidus, or the Pallid Bat. My version is a young zoologist slash competitive martial artist, inspired by her favorite exhibit at the local zoo where she works, taking on the visage of the bat in a flamboyant and striking costume. I imagine that she took on this role as part of a sensational fighting competition, and then felt inclined to pursue crime. Obviously this is a far cry from the dark and mysterious Batman mythos… though Batgirl has often been shown in brighter, more dynamic colors. The large goggles, coloring of the costume and cape, and climbing boots all reference back to traits of the pallid bat species which inspired her.

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TRDL 2014 Series, No. 28 – Psylocke [Phoenix Five] TRDL Redesign

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 28 – Psylocke [Phoenix Five] TRDL Redesign

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 29 – Li Bingbing [2014 Vlad Noir Jam]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 29 – Li Bingbing [2014 Vlad Noir Jam]