thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2011 Series No. 76 - Supergirl [New 52]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 76 - Supergirl [New 52]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 76 - Supergirl [New 52]

This piece was done for the TRDL Art Jam, featuring Supergirl (New 52)

I haven’t read much in the way of Supergirl, and remember her mainly from 80s DC Comics in which she appeared, such as Crisis. I don’t have much sense of her in the modern period, though I always kind of liked the costume, because realistically, it has a flowy cheerleader type skirt and boots, and that appealed to my ribald instincts. When I saw the slew of New 52 reboot designs, I liked some and feared for others, but Supergirl was sort of in the middle there. I liked the look of the design overall, but I didn’t think the ‘panty triangle’ business was flattering on the pelvis if the legs moved or bent at all, and the knee overlap thing going on really stymied me. After exploring it in a few roughs for this piece, I came to terms with the knee boots thing, visualizing the upper part more like a thigh bracer or something, rather than thigh high boots with the knees cut out. Anyway, I generally enjoyed doing this pinup. I also did a variant: the second of a new pin-up series called Wrongrobot’s Rudiments, based on the alphabet trope. 

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TRDL 2012 Series No. 01 - Starfire [HNY]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 01 - Starfire [HNY]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 63 - Kitty Pryde

TRDL 2011 Series No. 63 - Kitty Pryde