thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2012 Series No. 40 - Agent Abigail Brand

TRDL 2012 Series No. 40 - Agent Abigail Brand

TRDL 2012 Series No. 40 - Agent Abigail Brand

This TRDL Redesign was what I call a 'soft redesign' meaning that the character is easily recognizable as compared to the mainstream version, and represents a facelift to the design as a new artist on the book might generate. I was inspired, I think, by the work of Humberto Ramos at the time, and wanted to differentiate her from the X-Men uniforms and other similar stuff of the period by going the opposite direction of my usual instincts, and increasing the pattern density. I gave her closely cropped hair, a face paint/tattoo motif, and used high contrast armor elements. This piece was originally done as a Bomber Girl/ Nose Art pinup style figure, but I took it out of that context later. It's still technically a pinup due to the classic pose, but I did away with the original propaganda art components. 

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TRDL 2012 Series No. 35 - Spider-Man [Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 35 - Spider-Man [Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 41 - The Man-Cat

TRDL 2012 Series No. 41 - The Man-Cat