thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2011 Series No. 74 - Alpha [TRDL Commission]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 74 - Alpha [TRDL Commission]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 74 - Alpha [TRDL Commission]

This was a commission done for one of my long-term clients, John, for whom I’ve done other characters for his shared gaming universe like Crash, Arclight, and several more. The concept isn’t quite a Superman cipher, but he was supposed to be big, tall, muscular, imposing and handsome. I knew it needed to make use of the alpha letter, but otherwise the design was wide open. I worked out a motif that involved some of the centurion-type imagery I use on some of the TRDL characters, based on some examples of my TRDL Universe design work I showed him, and then abstracted the alpha letter for the shoulders. I actually tightened them up more conventionally based on his feedback later, and removed the knuckle duster ‘stamp’ embossment that I had in earlier versions. From there, we tried a number of color schemes to get to the desired result. Great project. One of the most conventionally ‘super’ superheroes I’ve designed, I think.

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TRDL 2011 Series No. 8 - Iron Man MK I

TRDL 2011 Series No. 8 - Iron Man MK I

TRDL 2011 Series No. 30 - Iron Man mk II

TRDL 2011 Series No. 30 - Iron Man mk II