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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 : 16 June 2014

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 16, 2014, 12:50 PM
Trdli1411 Cap2z by TRDLcomics
Three months later, and I can't believe how long I've been buried!
I've been consuming a lot of art time on a project protected by an NDA so i hope I can share some of that later. 

Other items:

1. Favorite illustration of the last three months, above. I was really hot to do it after seeing Captain America 2: Winter Soldier, and it took forever to complete. You can see progress prints and WIP notes in the link to my main site in the image page above.

3. Other recent pieces:

Trdli1410 Missamericaz by TRDLcomics
This is Miss America Chavez. Apparently it may be included in an article on the diversity in Marvel characters, but I don't know when that will be in print. Finger's crossed!

Trdli1414 Redlanternjayna107z by TRDLcomics
This was a fan art of an OC from another dA artist, of herself as a Red Lantern. Check out the links by clicking through to see more.

And here's my daughter taking a whack at coloring my Red Lantern Jayna fan art... pretty awesome, I think.

Trdli1413 Gamora106z by TRDLcomics
Gamora, from Guardians of the Galaxy

I can't believe I posted so few works in the last three months! I have many more in various stages of production. A few sneaks, which were sent out to my Instagram and FB accounts:


This is a sneak of a yet-to-be-released Guy Gardner redesign. Yes, with mustache.

This one, of Princess Bubblegum, was actually colored by :icontulio19mx: here on dA, so I'm unlikely to finish it myself. His is great, check it out!

You can find me on Instagram as trdlcomics  ( )

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: is up next for the current round of trades.

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!

TRDL OC Fan Art Swap is Open
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 Disney Princesses (Zombieification optional). 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 
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Level 7! That was even quicker than Skye...
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I hope I'm not a quadruple agent...
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thanks for the fave, I truly appreciate it! 
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Happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing day, filled with family, friends, and fun! 
:party: :airborne: :cake: :airborne: :party:
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