thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2015 Series, No. 28 – Harley Quinn [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2015 Series, No. 28 – Harley Quinn [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2015 Series, No. 28 – Harly Quinn [TRDL Redesign]

After seeing the first Suicide Squad trailer, I was very taken by the design choices in Margot Robbie’s costume, which reminded me that I’ve enjoyed many iterations of the character design over the years, even if I admittedly haven’t watched the old Batman Animated Series and frankly cannot tolerate the high pitched Jersey drawl of the character and her smothering sycophancy. I just really like the designs! Anyway, I drew the film version of the character as a commission, and then started tossing around redesign ideas. This was one of them. The concept was that the diamond pattern was formed from piping on the one-piece. I didn’t use the three diamond pattern directly, more like a vertical tiling of the white diamonds in the red leather suit and the stitched arm warmers. The boots are standard high-rise stompers, over opaque mid-thigh leggings. No white makeup. The giant hammer is etched with a crown logo, but otherwise not a lot of Joker-related artifice. The tattered fabric on the handle is an imagined nod: torn from Batwoman’s cape from a previous tussle. I like many aspects of this design, less so a few others once I started rendering it. But still, good stuff! This was also the first piece of art I rendered on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil using Procreate. Still working on that process, but very happy with it so far. Anyone with questions message me.

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TRDL 2016 Series, No. 02 – Mary Marvel [New 52]

TRDL 2016 Series, No. 02 – Mary Marvel [New 52]

TRDL 2015 Series, No. 27 – Power Girl [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2015 Series, No. 27 – Power Girl [TRDL Redesign]