thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2011 Series No. 87 - Pixie

TRDL 2011 Series No. 87 - Pixie

TRDL 2011 Series No. 87 - Pixie

This time, I chose to do an X-Men member that seems pretty awkwardly used in the pages of the title book, but well characterized in earlier books like New X-Men. In Uncanny, Pixie looks like any other Greg Land supermodel, grinning and acting fabulous and posing, with virtually no personality from the script bleeding into the art. But my impression of this character is one of teen insecurity, playfulness, exotica, and independence. In, I suppose, some sort of subconscious response to how Land’s work paints her as a 6′ tall anorexic sex object, I chose a reasonably demure classic pinup pose that doesn’t show you much of her womanly business, hides her skin under the X-Men uniform, and showcases two aspects of the design I really like: her pink/purple hair, ears and black eyes, for the face, and her translucent gossamer wings. So, I hope that was successful. I wanted to show her as being pretty and feminine without being overt.

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TRDL 2011 Series No. 85 - Enchantress

TRDL 2011 Series No. 85 - Enchantress

TRDL 2011 Series No. 78 - Batwoman [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 78 - Batwoman [TRDL Redesign]