thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2017 Series No. 20 - Ultron Redesign

TRDL 2017 Series No. 20 - Ultron Redesign

TRDL 2017 Series No. 20 - Ultron Redesign

This was design from last year that required some tweaks. Originally he was against a black background and full figure, a callback to an earlier Ultron piece I had done about 6 years prior: holding the shattered Iron man helm and Hawkeye's bow in this case (holding a shattered Vision and an Iron Man arm in the prior version) but it needed more THERE there so I zoomed in and added the Kirby Krackle and here we are. This was a very challenging redesign because of how little was to be done. My goal was to do an iterative updating of Ultron's largely monochromatic, chromed Adamantium body. Designers over the years have added a few joint lines or played with his face, so I took a stab at the subtle tweaks that might make the robot appear like a newer model but without radically changing his look. I added the energy ports in the chest to give it a hint of that Avengers-related design imagery (courtesy of Iron man) and allowed parts of the lower half of his torso to be exposed with sheets of pulsing energy visible. Initially I feared this would read like a flaw in his armor, but he's always had the glowing, gaping maw so i figure he's still protected, these are just outgassing points. 

 

 

TRDL 2017 Series No. 21 - Viper [The Wolverine Film]

TRDL 2017 Series No. 21 - Viper [The Wolverine Film]

TRDL 2017 Series No. 19 - Daredevil [Netflix S02]

TRDL 2017 Series No. 19 - Daredevil [Netflix S02]