thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2010 Series No. 03 - Black Orchid

TRDL 2010 Series No. 03 - Black Orchid

TRDL 2010 Series No. 03 - Black Orchid

This was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being the DC character Black Orchid.

I was only familiar with the mid-80s redesign of this character, the fuchsia floating nude in the painterly book… but doing a little research I learned about this original incarnation, which has a cool Gypsy Moth vibe… the references for costume design were scarce so I’ve definitely made some alterations to suit my taste: where the cover I referenced showed her in a largely pink and purple suit with a lot of inky shadow, I’ve taken the liberty of bringing that black into the design as design elements. I also gave her a visible pony tail, and a five part wing/cape system to reflect the floral petal configuration.

Otherwise, for this TRDL pin-up advertisement, I’ve used the original cover as a setting inspiration.

Please enjoy! Hell yes!

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TRDL 2010 Series No. 04 - Crave Demon

TRDL 2010 Series No. 04 - Crave Demon

TRDL 2010 Series No. 02 - Night Nurse

TRDL 2010 Series No. 02 - Night Nurse