thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2012 Series No. 08 - Wonder Woman [New 52]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 08 - Wonder Woman [New 52]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 08 - Wonder Woman [New 52]

This was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being the New 52 version of Wonder Woman.

When I first saw this design (Jim Lee’s concept art specifically) I felt that the detailing was overwrought and the redundancy in the little gilded W’s everywhere was distracting. However, what I DID like about it was that he used silver instead of gold detailing, which was something I’d done myself when redesigning the previous Jim Lee redesign (the jacket one) so there’s that. Since this design was released, it was hacked up in public view, by other artists drawing off-model as well as by editorial decision, and we ended up first with a simplified version of the costume and later with no pants, apparently responding to the demands of fandom. I think I’ve found something to like in each design version, the longer I looked at them. Anyway, I chose Jim Lee’s first version of the New 52 redesign to see if I could make sense of the detail in the bodice and leggings and such. Wasn’t as painful as I feared, but there’s a lot going on!

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TRDL 2012 Series, No. 09 – Baroness [GI Joe]

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 09 – Baroness [GI Joe]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 3 - Spazierend Panzer Group

TRDL 2012 Series No. 3 - Spazierend Panzer Group