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TRDL Update - 16 Feb 2017

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 16, 2017, 3:14 PM


TRDL Update - February 2017

It's been a buuuuuuuuusy 'slow period' after the holidays, let me tell you! I thought I'd offer a short update on what's been going on and what is in the pipeline for Spring 2017.


1. The 2017 TRDL OC Art Trade is ongoing. This has been cooking since 2014 and we keep rolling it forward each year. It's an art exchange, featuring OCs... if you have some character designs you love, and you want to draw some of the TRDL Universe stuff, get yourself in the queue! Read more on dA here: trdlcomics.deviantart.com/jour…

2. The TRDL Art Jam is also flying along. Starting with February, I'm posting all four weeks worth of characters or themes at once, so you can work ahead, pick and choose what you want to do, etc. The jam lives on dA, Facebook,  and the R3 Forum. Here's this month's selections:



Starfire
Enchantress
Moana
Katana

3. I've been cranking on the back catalog of TRDL Tribute Art prints for the shop and the convention circuit. I've got 143 more in the can, and and have a few hundred to go, estimated. In addition, we will be incorporating some of Joao Marques' TRDL art to the site over the next year as well. Options of awesomes!


4. The big project, of course, for 2017 has been moving forward with the TRDL Original Universe Sourcebooks... Joao and I are fast at work on the art side of this effort, updating some more character art and filling in some holes, and then after the fun part is done, it's up to me to write the rest of the content and put the books together. I know some of you are looking forward to the creator-owned content. I know I am! I was going through the original TRDL Sourcebook 1.0 from 2008 with my kids last night, quizzing them on different characters, guessing what their powers might be. Those familiar with the first round of characters might get a kick out of some of these responses:

Mercury- has powers of planets
Fria - ice or hot lava
Red claw- big red claw
Benefactor- telepath
Bengal - friends with snakes or wolves
Morphine- blue energy. Cold
Spriggan - one says gold butterflies; one says fairies
Wisteria- turns into shadow
Scorpia- scorpions girlfriend
Material girl- rock!
Corona/ fighting evil
4Vector - spider powers
Arctica - cold powers (correct)

FRIENDS WITH SNAKES OR WOLVES.


5. We released February's episode of the Robot-Kraken Podcast, both as a stream/download audio file (best with iTunes) an as a youtube link. We have transitioned to a monthly format, so longer episodes a bit less often, particularly necessary the busier we get into con season. You can check out the podcast download links, and our regular posts about standard nerd news, at the site: robot-kraken.com/

OK, that's all for now! Happy arting!

You can reach us thusly:

TRDL main site: www.thirdraildesignlab.com

TRDL Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Third-Rail-De…
TRDL Art Jam Group: www.facebook.com/groups/trdlar…

TRDL on dA: trdlcomics.deviantart.com/
TRDL Art Jam on dA: trdl-r3-weeklyjam.deviantart.c…

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Trdl1709 Enchantressz

TRDL 2017 Series No. 09 - Enchantress

This piece is based on the Suicide Squad film design as seen last year. I've previously drawn the 70's era DC canon version of the character, which is much more on the nose as far as the witch trope goes. I didn't have a lot of references for the lower half of the figure so I just went with what felt right while working. I designed this figure to be swirling around compositionally to work with the wisps of witchy interdimensional smoke. I quite liked this iteration of the character on film, prior to her power-up in the second half of the story. 

print available here:
www.thirdraildesignlab.com/hom…

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Trdl1704 Rogue2013eraz

TRDL 2017 Series No. 04 - Rogue [2013 Version]

This sketch was gestating for quite awhile. I've been catching up on my Marvel reading for the last year or so through the Marvel Unlimited app on the iPad, so mid-last year I was reading 2013 issues of X-Men and the like, and was enjoying this variation on the old school original Rogue costume, and decided to take a stab at it. 

Buy your 11x17 collectible print: www.thirdraildesignlab.com/hom…

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Trdl1702 Krampusz

TRDL 2017 Series No. 02 - KRAMPUS

Obviously this was a hold-over from the holidays we just finished, and while I think i technically completed the illustration itself before the end of the year (as in, New Years Eve) the final packaging of the background etc happened at the beginning of 2017. Hence, weird holiday image in January. I've never drawn Krampus before, and I sort of threaded the needle between the two interpretations of the folklore. The kid legs might be a bit too creepy. Anyway, be good, kids. Or you'll get yours!

Grab an 11x17 collectible print here: www.thirdraildesignlab.com/hom…

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Third Rail Design Lab - Thom
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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 - 16 Feb 2017

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 16, 2017, 3:14 PM


TRDL Update - February 2017

It's been a buuuuuuuuusy 'slow period' after the holidays, let me tell you! I thought I'd offer a short update on what's been going on and what is in the pipeline for Spring 2017.


1. The 2017 TRDL OC Art Trade is ongoing. This has been cooking since 2014 and we keep rolling it forward each year. It's an art exchange, featuring OCs... if you have some character designs you love, and you want to draw some of the TRDL Universe stuff, get yourself in the queue! Read more on dA here: trdlcomics.deviantart.com/jour…

2. The TRDL Art Jam is also flying along. Starting with February, I'm posting all four weeks worth of characters or themes at once, so you can work ahead, pick and choose what you want to do, etc. The jam lives on dA, Facebook,  and the R3 Forum. Here's this month's selections:



Starfire
Enchantress
Moana
Katana

3. I've been cranking on the back catalog of TRDL Tribute Art prints for the shop and the convention circuit. I've got 143 more in the can, and and have a few hundred to go, estimated. In addition, we will be incorporating some of Joao Marques' TRDL art to the site over the next year as well. Options of awesomes!


4. The big project, of course, for 2017 has been moving forward with the TRDL Original Universe Sourcebooks... Joao and I are fast at work on the art side of this effort, updating some more character art and filling in some holes, and then after the fun part is done, it's up to me to write the rest of the content and put the books together. I know some of you are looking forward to the creator-owned content. I know I am! I was going through the original TRDL Sourcebook 1.0 from 2008 with my kids last night, quizzing them on different characters, guessing what their powers might be. Those familiar with the first round of characters might get a kick out of some of these responses:

Mercury- has powers of planets
Fria - ice or hot lava
Red claw- big red claw
Benefactor- telepath
Bengal - friends with snakes or wolves
Morphine- blue energy. Cold
Spriggan - one says gold butterflies; one says fairies
Wisteria- turns into shadow
Scorpia- scorpions girlfriend
Material girl- rock!
Corona/ fighting evil
4Vector - spider powers
Arctica - cold powers (correct)

FRIENDS WITH SNAKES OR WOLVES.


5. We released February's episode of the Robot-Kraken Podcast, both as a stream/download audio file (best with iTunes) an as a youtube link. We have transitioned to a monthly format, so longer episodes a bit less often, particularly necessary the busier we get into con season. You can check out the podcast download links, and our regular posts about standard nerd news, at the site: robot-kraken.com/

OK, that's all for now! Happy arting!

You can reach us thusly:

TRDL main site: www.thirdraildesignlab.com

TRDL Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Third-Rail-De…
TRDL Art Jam Group: www.facebook.com/groups/trdlar…

TRDL on dA: trdlcomics.deviantart.com/
TRDL Art Jam on dA: trdl-r3-weeklyjam.deviantart.c…

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Thanks for all the favs!
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cheers!
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A couple of years ago I asked permission to use one of your characters in a blog post is was going for a Muyants and Mastermind game I was running. The image was of Miss Jaguar. I had fun with that character. She wound up becoming the bodyguard to a very annoying paparazzi named Glitz Glamour that specializing at trash talking supers. She has fallen for him in a big way and is currently in the beginning stage of having his child.

With that said I was wondering if you had come up with anymore pictures of her? I would like to see more of her. Also. did you ever come up with a background for her? If not I would like to submit one to you with a Hero Lab Mutant and Mastermind work up.
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
just responded over on the FB page, thanks!
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landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
greetings from one creative mind to another
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cheers :iconlandobaldur: nice stuff!
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(っ◕‿◕)っ <3
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Happy birthday!
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thanks a ton!
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