Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Design & Interfaces / Professional Official Beta Tester Third Rail Design Lab - ThomUnknown Groups :icontrdl-r3-weeklyjam: TRDL-R3-WeeklyJam
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
2 Month Core Membership
Statistics 542 Deviations 6,143 Comments 27,683 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Favourites

Activity


08 August 2015

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 9:59 PM


Well, it's been a CRAZY year. 
I haven't posted as much as I'd like over the last few months, though I'm drawing quite a bit at night, but I haven't had a lot of time to get the work scanned and rendered in color. I'll try and catch up this fall. Work has been nuts, and we are renovating our new house, so I'm pretty wiped out. In June, I attended the Wizard World Sacramento as an exhibitor, the first con I've tabled in a decade. The TRDL Tribute Art Book 01 was published this summer, and copies are still available, through the links below. I will be exhibiting at the Alternative Press Expo in San Jose in October as well, for any local folks who might be visiting. 

Buy the book Here:
thirdraildesignlab.bigcartel.c…
www.etsy.com/listing/242557418…
Trdlartbook01 Display by TRDLcomics


:::

The current TRDL R3 Challenging Art Challenge is: Domino, from the X-Men. Contribute new or existing work in the :icontrdl-r3-weeklyjam: group.

:::

Here's recent-ish work:

Trdl1521 Shootingstarz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1519 Rivertamz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1520 Psylockez by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No 15 Supergirl TV by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No 17 Dejah Thoris by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No. 11 Shang Chi by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No 12  Baroness Blue Version by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series, No. 18 - Spitfire by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No 13 Pythona by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series, No. 06 - Ultron [TRDL Redesign] by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series - Nightwing Redesign by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No. 4 - Agent Peggy Carter by TRDLcomicsTrdl1503 Zatannabombz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1501 Hnyz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1434 Oghakkoraacaz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1433 Sw14z by TRDLcomicsTrdl1432 Suestormz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1431 Msmarvel Trtz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1430 Bat-girlrz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1429 Vlad2014bwz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1424 Bcz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1428 Psylockep5z by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2014 Series, No. 27 - Mockingbird by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2014 Series, No. 26 - Spider-Gwen by TRDLcomicsTrdl1425 Thorfemz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1423 Squirrelgirlz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1422 Halloween2014z by TRDLcomicsTrdli1421 Wwcjz by TRDLcomicsWunderdame Drawitagain by TRDLcomicsTrdli1419 Stredesignz by TRDLcomicsTrdli1418 Starlord2z by TRDLcomics

And some progress pics, for science:
Trdli14 Icepsn by TRDLcomics  Trdli2 Starlord2sneak by TRDLcomics Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 11.39.59 PM by TRDLcomics Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 11.39.24 PM by TRDLcomics Trdl14 Silkp by TRDLcomics TRDL2015 Psylocke WIP by TRDLcomics Trdl15 Vision MCU WIP by TRDLcomics  TRDL Original Character - O Espirito de Portugal by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Hulkbusterredesignp by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Grayhulkp by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Zomblair by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Daphne WIP by TRDLcomics TRDL WIP He-Man Redesign by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Furiosa WIP by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Swp by TRDLcomicsCheetahguy R3 by TRDLcomics

:::

Also, some reissues from days gone by:

TRDL 2009 No 16 Mulan by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series, No. 12  Plank Simmons Portrait by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series No 06 Helen of Troy by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series, No. 14 - Jimmy Olsen by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series No. 15 - Big Barda by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series, No. 16 - The Iron Man by TRDLcomicsTrdl0603 Harleyz by TRDLcomicsTrdl0602 Sandmanz by TRDLcomics
;;;

lastly, we still have the TRDL OC Art Trade... though I admit I'm way behind... Anyone interested just comment in the thread accordingly. 
2015 TRDL OC Art TradeAs 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 http://www.trdlcomics.com  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 began in 2012 and continues into 2015. 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.


This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast
TRDL Original Character - O Espirito de Portugal by TRDLcomics
TRDL Original Character - O Espirito de Portugal
This one's for our man Joao, who requested himself as a TRDL character.

I based Espirito de Portugal off of a pretty simple concept: enchanted 15th c. Portuguese swords... or at least, a posthuman who believes his powers derive from the artifacts. My thought is that his powers are innate from the PDP but use the swords as a physical grounding link... allowing him to channel energy through them, and resist forces with them, such as massive parries, incredible strikes, that sort of thing. I wouldn't say he looks a ton LIKE Joao, but the principle in my mind was Joao went through the PDP and this was the result. MACHO!

Expect to see this guy in the TRDL Universe, of course...
Loading...
Trdl15 Hulkbusterredesignp by TRDLcomics
Trdl15 Hulkbusterredesignp
This one was done for Mike (Go Dorito) who requested a TRDL mecha of any kind. We share a life long love of all things Iron Man (well, not true... not 90s...) so I decided to do a redesign of Hulkbuster. There are the two larger arms, then two smaller articulators (showing my Masamune Shirow influence) plus a hell of a lot of warheads. The concept started that I didn't want any gripping surfaces for the Hulk to tear off, but then I abandoned that because in reality, the optimum Hulkbuster concept should really be nanobots... anyway, the wearer's arms are not within those secondary articulators; they are entirely cocooned in the back of the armor, with a quick release escape capsule. The worst case scenario is grappling Hulk, prying his mouth open with the articulators, and then detonating all the warheads, while the wearer blasts away from the back. But eh! Hulk busting is dangerous business...

You can get a copy of my art book, and a free sketch like this one above comes with it. Read on: Trdlartbook01 Display by TRDLcomics
And order here: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…
Loading...
Trdl15 Grayhulkp by TRDLcomics
Trdl15 Grayhulkp
Next up, John's sketch. This is the Gray Hulk. He requested a TRDL Hulk so i went with one I always wanted to draw but never did: the old school Kirby version. 

You can get a copy of my art book, and a free sketch like this one above comes with it. Read on: Trdlartbook01 Display by TRDLcomics
And order here: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…
Loading...
Trdlartbook01 Display by TRDLcomics
Trdlartbook01 Display
A decade in the making, the first TRDL Tribute Art collection contains 114 pages of mainstream characters, my redesigns, my cryptohistorical reimaginings of popular characters, some commission work, and more. Full color, 100% minimum awesome. Available now, $40 each + shipping.
PM me directly, or purchase though this link: thirdraildesignlab.bigcartel.c…
Loading...

deviantID

TRDLcomics's Profile Picture
TRDLcomics
Third Rail Design Lab - Thom
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
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:

08 August 2015

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 9:59 PM


Well, it's been a CRAZY year. 
I haven't posted as much as I'd like over the last few months, though I'm drawing quite a bit at night, but I haven't had a lot of time to get the work scanned and rendered in color. I'll try and catch up this fall. Work has been nuts, and we are renovating our new house, so I'm pretty wiped out. In June, I attended the Wizard World Sacramento as an exhibitor, the first con I've tabled in a decade. The TRDL Tribute Art Book 01 was published this summer, and copies are still available, through the links below. I will be exhibiting at the Alternative Press Expo in San Jose in October as well, for any local folks who might be visiting. 

Buy the book Here:
thirdraildesignlab.bigcartel.c…
www.etsy.com/listing/242557418…
Trdlartbook01 Display by TRDLcomics


:::

The current TRDL R3 Challenging Art Challenge is: Domino, from the X-Men. Contribute new or existing work in the :icontrdl-r3-weeklyjam: group.

:::

Here's recent-ish work:

Trdl1521 Shootingstarz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1519 Rivertamz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1520 Psylockez by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No 15 Supergirl TV by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No 17 Dejah Thoris by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No. 11 Shang Chi by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No 12  Baroness Blue Version by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series, No. 18 - Spitfire by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No 13 Pythona by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series, No. 06 - Ultron [TRDL Redesign] by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series - Nightwing Redesign by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Series No. 4 - Agent Peggy Carter by TRDLcomicsTrdl1503 Zatannabombz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1501 Hnyz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1434 Oghakkoraacaz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1433 Sw14z by TRDLcomicsTrdl1432 Suestormz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1431 Msmarvel Trtz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1430 Bat-girlrz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1429 Vlad2014bwz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1424 Bcz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1428 Psylockep5z by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2014 Series, No. 27 - Mockingbird by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2014 Series, No. 26 - Spider-Gwen by TRDLcomicsTrdl1425 Thorfemz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1423 Squirrelgirlz by TRDLcomicsTrdl1422 Halloween2014z by TRDLcomicsTrdli1421 Wwcjz by TRDLcomicsWunderdame Drawitagain by TRDLcomicsTrdli1419 Stredesignz by TRDLcomicsTrdli1418 Starlord2z by TRDLcomics

And some progress pics, for science:
Trdli14 Icepsn by TRDLcomics  Trdli2 Starlord2sneak by TRDLcomics Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 11.39.59 PM by TRDLcomics Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 11.39.24 PM by TRDLcomics Trdl14 Silkp by TRDLcomics TRDL2015 Psylocke WIP by TRDLcomics Trdl15 Vision MCU WIP by TRDLcomics  TRDL Original Character - O Espirito de Portugal by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Hulkbusterredesignp by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Grayhulkp by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Zomblair by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2015 Daphne WIP by TRDLcomics TRDL WIP He-Man Redesign by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Furiosa WIP by TRDLcomicsTrdl15 Swp by TRDLcomicsCheetahguy R3 by TRDLcomics

:::

Also, some reissues from days gone by:

TRDL 2009 No 16 Mulan by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series, No. 12  Plank Simmons Portrait by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series No 06 Helen of Troy by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series, No. 14 - Jimmy Olsen by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series No. 15 - Big Barda by TRDLcomicsTRDL 2006 Series, No. 16 - The Iron Man by TRDLcomicsTrdl0603 Harleyz by TRDLcomicsTrdl0602 Sandmanz by TRDLcomics
;;;

lastly, we still have the TRDL OC Art Trade... though I admit I'm way behind... Anyone interested just comment in the thread accordingly. 
2015 TRDL OC Art TradeAs 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 http://www.trdlcomics.com  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 began in 2012 and continues into 2015. 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.


This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast

Friends

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconspushan:
spushan Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave :iconyeahplz:
Reply
:iconmangokim:
MANGOKIM Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!:D
Reply
:iconfrankiepig2003:
frankiepig2003 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
I'm throwing a new art contest for my superheroines Fury and Justice Girl!  I'd love you to be a part of it.
frankiepig2003.deviantart.com/…
Reply
:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the invite. I PM'd you...
Reply
:iconthegr8estone:
TheGr8estOne Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
:iconurhighplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconimhappyraveplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconrainbowsparklesplz::iconimhighplz:
:iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowcakeplz::iconrainbow-hplz::iconrainbow-aplz::iconrainbow-pplz::iconrainbow-pplz::iconrainbow-yplz::iconrainbowcakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
:iconrainbow-bplz::iconrainbow-iplz::iconrainbow-rplz::iconrainbow-tplz::iconrainbow-hplz::iconrainbow-dplz::iconrainbow-aplz::iconrainbow-yplz::iconrainbow-exclamation:
:icontinyrainbowarmy::icontinyrainbowarmy::icontinyrainbowarmy::icontinyrainbowarmy::icontinyrainbowarmy::icontinyrainbowarmy::icontinyrainbowarmy::icontinyrainbowarmy::icontinyrainbowarmy:
>w<:iconpikachuhugplz::iconcakelickplz::icongigglecake:Party:iconsmilecakeplz::iconfuncakeplz::iconwheeeplz::iconcookiecakeplz::iconcakecookieplz::iconlawooplz::iconglomppokeplz::iconyayy-plz:
:iconhugplz1::iconhugplz2::iconhugplz3::iconhugplz4::iconhugplz5:
:iconhugplz6::iconhugplz7::iconhugplz8::iconhugplz9::iconhugplz10:

:iconsmb-yoshi::iconsmb2--birdo::iconsmrpg--boshi::iconsmb--daisy::iconsmb-rosalina::iconsmb--luigi::iconsmb-mario::iconsmb--peach::iconsmb-pauline::iconsmb--wario::iconsmb--waluigi::iconsmb--kingboo::iconmariorp-toad::iconmariorp-toadette::iconsmb--toadsworth::iconsmb-bowser::iconsmb--baby-bowser::iconsmb--goomba::iconnsmbw--iggy-koopa::iconsmb-morton-koopa::iconsmb--ludwigvonkoopa::iconsmb--lemmy-koopa::iconlm-professor-e-gadd::iconmp-mcballyhoobigtop::iconspm--mr-l::iconsmboc-mr-m::iconsmb--baby-mario::iconsmb--baby-luigi::iconsmb--babypeach::iconsmb-babydaisy::iconpmttyd-shadow-queen::iconpmttyd--goombella::iconpmttyd---koops::iconww--mona::iconspm--countbleck::iconsmrpg--lord-smithy::iconsmb-dark-boo::iconspm-mimi::iconsmb--toadbert::iconww--ashley::iconsmb-hammer-

Hi! Love Hug Heart Gallery +fav :iconbackhug: :iconlovehug: :iconcarameldansenplz: :iconteddyplz: Flowerpot Have your cake and eat it too Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kitty-chan Fish Earth Dance! :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) B-) (Cool) :iconspinplz: Orange OMG MOAR POEMS! Winner Trophy Linux/Unix Snowflake Deviation love Milk, which goes quite well with cookies Meow :3 Milk, which goes quite well with cookies :iconbackhug: :iconlovehug: Popcorn Sun Linux/Unix w00t! Orange Giggle :iconsmilecakeplz: :iconcute-plz: Party

:iconmikumikuplz:


:iconteddyplz: :iconteddyplz: :iconteddyplz: :iconteddyplz: :iconteddyplz: :iconteddyplz: :iconteddyplz: :iconteddyplz:


:iconloveredplz: :iconloveblueplz: :iconloveturquoiseplz: :iconlovegreenplz: :iconloveorangeplz: :iconloveyellowplz: :iconlovewhiteplz: :iconkokorox: :iconredheartplz: :iconblueheartplz: :icongreenheartplz: :iconvioletheartplz: :iconcuteheartplz: :iconkawaiipinkukokoroplz: :iconluvluvplz:

:iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz:
:iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz:
:iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz:
:iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz:
:iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz::iconrabbitsplz:


:iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3: :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3: :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3: :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3: :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3: :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3:

--

O o
/¯/________________________/
{ BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGHHH!!!
\_\¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\

...........
...................__
............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸
........../'/.../..../......./¨¯\
........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...')
.........\.................'...../
..........''...\.......... _.·´
............\..............(
BROFIST ...........
Reply
:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
whoa!
Reply
:iconjmkplover:
jmkplover Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday to you.
Reply
:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
Reply
:iconwarman546:
warman546 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday
Reply
:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
thank you!
Reply
Add a Comment: