thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2016 Series, No. 17 – Raven [Teen Titans]

TRDL 2016 Series, No. 17 – Raven [Teen Titans]

TRDL 2016 Series, No. 17 – Raven [Teen Titans]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Teen Titans. I chose to do Raven, who I’m afraid to say I’ve never drawn, uh, this character, uh, outside of private commissions of a baudy nature. Anyway, I remember her from my youth, in a simple blue cloak with yellow jewelry and her face in partial shadow… and then of course I quite like her more modern Teen Titans cartoon version with the pale blue skin. I couldn’t decide what to do, so I did a mild redesign: I made the cloak and uniform all very dark (implied black) but the outer surface of the cloak, and the fringe of the hood, have a father motif. The inside of the cloak is the familiar blue. I covered her up with a two piece shoulderless body suit, but gave her full length arm sleeves and calf bracers. As I sometimes do with magical/paranormal/trippy characters with less of a combat focus, I made her barefoot and gloveless. The face is not obscured, but I darkened her around the eyes with smoke. I was carrying an alternate version with the pale blue skin, which you can see in the process notes and video below.

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TRDL 2016 Series, No. 18 – Hawkeye [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2016 Series, No. 18 – Hawkeye [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2016 Series, No. 16 – Psylocke

TRDL 2016 Series, No. 16 – Psylocke