thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2011 Series No. 32 - Medousa [Medusa Redesign]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 32 - Medousa [Medusa Redesign]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 32 - Medousa [Medusa Redesign]

This was not so much as a redesign for me as a TRDL design interpretation. Instead of the hag with the coiling and snapping hair of snakes, which is the most common interpretation of the gorgon, I went for a subtler approach. I figured she’d need to get close enough to her victims to affect them, and especially if word got out that there was a crazy snake-haired witch in the catacombs, playing down the crazy might be in order. So, she wears a gauzy white dress, and the snakes lay low and flat to simulate straight black hair… it would be humanoid enough that it might get her close enough to be deadly….I still wanted her to look monstrous up close, anyway.

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TRDL 2011 Series No. 34 - Quorra

TRDL 2011 Series No. 34 - Quorra

TRDL 2011 Series No. 22 - Wasp

TRDL 2011 Series No. 22 - Wasp