thom chiaramonte

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

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

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

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

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Gender-Swapped Supers. I did two pieces for this jam, the first one (not quite done) being a fresh redesign. This one, however, is Hawkeye, of the Young Avengers, who took on Clint Barton’s mantle, and is effectively the gender-flipped version of the classic Hawkeye. That’s about as far as the similarities go, because Kate Bishop is a different character entirely: different personality, motivations, and theme. This is never better seen than in the pages of the Hawkeye solo book, in which the two appeared together in some arcs. I quite like most of her costume designs, going back to the character’s launch. In this redesign, I made some changes to the look that I consider fairly minor. For example, instead of the long white scarf (which I think I wouldn’t want to wear as an archer) I used a white shoulder cloak. I hung her quiver across her back using dual shoulder straps, and I made a few other edits like the gloveless hands, the boot design, etc. Bare midriff, long pants, long arm bracers. I also did quite a bit of reconstruction on this piece, from pencils to final render. Labor of love!

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TRDL 2016 Series, No. 19 – New Superman [Kenan Kong]

TRDL 2016 Series, No. 19 – New Superman [Kenan Kong]

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

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