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TRDL 2015 Series No 17 Dejah Thoris by TRDLcomics
TRDL 2015 Series No 17 Dejah Thoris
TRDL 2015 Series, No. 17 - Dejah Thoris

This one was done originally as a sketch for longtime R3 Forum member Kyle Voltti. AFTER I drew this in 2013, I saw the film John Carter (of MARS) and was blown over by the costumes, the casting, and the scope of it. That film got a raw deal by a short-sighted marketing department and a generation of moviegoers who don't know where all this stuff CAME from. Anyway, I took inspiration on this sketch from a beautiful book illustration, which you can see in the process notes below. Took a long time to finish!

Process notes and pics here: www.thirdraildesignlab.com/blo…
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TRDL 2015 Series No. 11 Shang Chi by TRDLcomics
TRDL 2015 Series No. 11 Shang Chi
TRDL 2015 Series, No. 11 – Shang Chi

This one was done for the R3 Art Challenge, the subject being Martial Artists. Previously, I did a pic of Iron Fist, as a favor for a friend. But this was the other one I wanted to do, so I just finished it up anyway. I’ve always thought Shang Chi, in the original 70s incarnation, was obviously just a cipher for Bruce Lee. In the modern era, thanks to Bendis, the character came back with a bit of a style upgrade though, much like Daughters of the Dragon, just emulated another version of Lee’s image: the track suit attack kit. Anyway, the colors were nice and i like arrows and hell, who doesn’t enjoy rocking sneaks in combat. So, here we are!

Process notes and pics here: www.thirdraildesignlab.com/blo…

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TRDL 2015 Series No 12  Baroness Blue Version by TRDLcomics
TRDL 2015 Series No 12 Baroness Blue Version
TRDL 2015 Series, No. 12 – Baroness [Blue Version]

This one was done for the R3 Art Challenge, the subject being COBRA (but also for the Cobra collaborative jam on dA)… this selection was specifically Baroness in her more traditional blue uniform. I don’t think I’ve ever drawn it. I always go for some version of black leathers. Anyway, I was fiddling around with a more european, unique face and hairstyle on this one… I suppose I usually draw her with a longer, more southern european look in my mind… this time I aimed for something different. Anyway, experimentation. Kind of gives me a Christina Ricci vibe.

Process notes and pics here: www.thirdraildesignlab.com/blo…

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TRDL 2015 Series, No. 18 - Spitfire by TRDLcomics
TRDL 2015 Series, No. 18 - Spitfire
TRDL 2015 Series, No. 18 - Spitfire

This one was done for the R3 Art Challenge, the subject being the color yellow. I actually drew Spitfire last year or the year before, but pulled the loose pencils out and decided to finish it for this week's color-based theme. I've never liked the older Spitfire costumes. The classic one, which I actually used for the jam at the time, never fit my modern interpretation of the character, though it made sense at the time. This newer design looks like it was pulled from the TRDL Universe, so obviously, biased as I am, I like it. Quite functional!

Process notes and WIP pics here: www.thirdraildesignlab.com/blo…
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TRDL 2015 Series No 13 Pythona by TRDLcomics
TRDL 2015 Series No 13 Pythona
TRDL 2015 Series, No. 13 – Pythona

This one was done for the R3 Art Challenge, the subject being COBRA! But it was actually driven by participation in the Cobra Fan Club collaborative jam for 2015, for which I did two pieces: Pythona, and Baroness in her blue uniform. Pythona is a tough nut. I don’t remember enough about her from the cartoon, but I do recall thinking she felt like a spandex supervillain shoved into GI Joe. I’ve drawn her now four times, but the first three were erotic commissions and not shared publicly. I kind of like the cut of her huge cape/shawl thing, too.

Process pics here:
www.thirdraildesignlab.com/blo…

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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:

2015 TRDL OC Art Trade

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 29, 2014, 5:51 PM



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 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. 
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!






10. :icona-deadless-mad-man:
YOU ARE THE CURRENT TRADE!

11. :iconartdewd:

12. :iconp-toons:

13. :iconsavvyred:

14. :iconkingleonuniverse:

15. :iconwolfprime:

16. :iconkrthompsonart:

17. :iconthecosmicbeholder:

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Previous TRDL OC Art Trades: 

1. :icondawnsknight: TRDL - Anansi by TRDLcomics

2. :icontulio19mx:TRDL- Mixtlicoatl by TRDLcomics

3. :icongwdill: TRDL- Bluejaye by TRDLcomics

4. :iconfemmes-fatales:TRDL- Nichelle by TRDLcomics

5. :icondeeplydapper:TRDL - Mister Pale by TRDLcomics

6. :icondarrentaylor: Trdli1319 Vanguardz by TRDLcomics

7. :iconsdmccarty: Trdli1353 Kalisisz by TRDLcomics

8. :iconcj-williams: Trdli1421 Wwcjz by TRDLcomics

9. :iconyncke: Trdl1434 Oghakkoraacaz by TRDLcomics


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Thanks D!
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awesome stuff that you got here my man and you are indeed a talented guy Hope that you don't mind putting you in my DEV WATCH and looking forward seeing more from you in the future. keep it up and Godspeed all the way!
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