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RDL 2014 Series, No. 27 - Mockingbird by TRDLcomics
RDL 2014 Series, No. 27 - Mockingbird
This one was done for the R3 Art Challenge, the subject being Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird, from the Avengers. I've always loved this character. I've drawn her classic big-sleeved costume a few times so I was hankerin' to take a stab at her current design, which I think looks pretty close to my TRDL Universe design language, actually. Probably no accident I like it so much. For this one, the greatest challenge was the hair and getting the leg cross right. I like how it turned out...

Process notes on the TRDL blog:…
TRDL 2014 Series, No. 26 - Spider-Gwen by TRDLcomics
TRDL 2014 Series, No. 26 - Spider-Gwen
This one was done for the R3 Art Challenge, the subject being Spider-Gwen, the shorthand term for Gwen Stacy from an alternate timeline in Marvel's Spider-Verse event. I don't know anything about the character, but I REALLY like the design. Much, much more than I initially did when I first saw it. The use of the blue shoes, the blue elements int he costume, the glow around the eyes, and especially the webbing on the inside of the hood, just screamed innovative to me without looking instantly dated. I was excited to draw her... I did change the color of her eye glows, though... better compositionally, I thought.

Process notes and WIPS here:…
Trdl1425 Thorfemz by TRDLcomics
Trdl1425 Thorfemz
I’m behind in my reading, but if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say this is Thor’s mom under the poorly designed helmet in the books. I chose to do a soft redesign, trying to retail some of the Thor imagery, particularly the Coipel era, but with some tweaks of my own: the runes, the energy wings instead pf physical wings on the helmet, different armor… and I rationalized that perhaps Mjolnir could take different forms based on the worthy person wielding it. So that’s what happened there!

For WIP/Process notes:…


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Third Rail Design Lab - Thom
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United States
I am a designer overall, architect by profession and comic illustrator and concept artist through my own imprint, Third Rail Design Lab. I publish a comic through TRDL that is free to view, and over a pretty extensive library of original characters which include powers and origins, etc as well as a generic RPG stat system for conversion to any game, which are available online and in trade paperback form. I also do commission art and design work for collectors and commercial applications. Lastly, I host a weekly art jam that can be found here: :icontrdl-r3-weeklyjam:

TRDL Update 24 August 2014

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:16 AM
Trdli1415 Nicoru108z by TRDLcomics

Here's Nicoru from Runaways...

2. Other recent pieces:

Trdli1416 Deathlokrz by TRDLcomics
Here's a TRDL Redesign of Deathlok as seen in the MCU show Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
I like mine better.

Trdli1417 Sharoncarter109bz by TRDLcomics
Here's Sharon Carter, Agent 13, from Captain America

Trdli14 Sharonp Dark by TRDLcomics
For fun, here's the original pencils, uploaded as a WIP. Each of my finished pics has a link to my main site where you can see complete process notes and progress pics for each, if that's your bag...

Trdli14rocketp by TRDLcomics
Here's a process pic on a Rocket Raccoon pic... though I've subsequently drawn a second one I like better...

3. Other TRDL Sites:

I will always be found at the home base,

You can also find me on Instagram as trdlcomics  ( )

On Tumblr, my art appears on along with some other miscellany.

And on Facebook as Third Rail Design Lab (… )

4. The TRDL OC Art Jam continues at a glacial pace. CJ Williams finished his piece of TRDL fan art, and I'm wrapping up mine for him. Meanwhile, :iconyncke: ihas finished his, and I did the pencils for my half of the trade on the recent Swiss trip. 

The TRDL OC Fan Art Swap is a new thing for 2012-2014. While my commission schedule and official TRDL product work is pretty full, what I wanted to do was try and squeeze in some OC fan art to celebrate the design work of fellow artists here on dA. 

The proposal: reply in the comments below with your intent to participate, and include a link to the character (or a collection of characters for me to choose from) and I'll slot you in on the list below. My goal is to hit one of these per month. I will do full color rendering fan art of your character, and in exchange, you can pick one of the characters from the TRDL Universe and draw them for me, and I'll include it in the upcoming TRDL Fan Art gallery here. When thinking about the OCs you want to submit, consider that they can be entirely original designs, or your own redesigns of mainstream characters. If you put some design thought into it, I'll draw it!

So get your name on the list below and lets do some art trades!

As long-time followers of my work know, my bread and butter is a world-building RPG sourcebook series called the TRDL Sourcebooks, offering original supers characters with stats, origins, etc available for conversion and use in various RPG formats. I've been creating characters since I was a kid and the TRDL Original Universe offers over 300 original characters (about 100 are available on  now, and another 200+ will be released with the new sourcebooks later this year). I have collected a number of fan art pieces friends and fellow artists have done of TRDL characters for inclusion in a special gallery. I have also done my interpretations of other artists' OCs here and there as time permits.
The TRDL OC Fan Art Swap is a new thing for 2012. While my commission schedule and official TRDL product work is pretty full, what I wanted to do was try and squeeze in some OC fan art to celebrate the design work of fellow ar

5. Lastly, this week's TRDL/R3 Challenging Art Challenge is Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. Everyone is welcome to participate!

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JAYNE-HZ Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! I am a dummy! +fav 
SouthernAllure Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D-LOCKDOWN- You have been granted Level 7 access. We are very happy to welcome you Agent :)
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Level 7! That was even quicker than Skye...
SouthernAllure Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Well with SHIELD being infaltrated by Hydra, we need new top agents to help us survive! 
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I hope I'm not a quadruple agent...
Zakosauris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fave, I truly appreciate it! 
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
lemgras330 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving! :happy: hug
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
no problem! loved it
Walfiend2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing day, filled with family, friends, and fun! 
:party: :airborne: :cake: :airborne: :party:
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