Day 54 – Turbolift Trouble

Day 54 - Turbolift Trouble - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

Turbolift Trouble featuring Spot and Maura

So I was struggling a little to work out what to draw for today, the lead up to the big 50 really took it out of me and then I saw this exchange over on Twitter:

I’ve been meaning to do a book mock up for some time so this grabbed my attention!  Here’s the original:

Day 54 - Turbolift Trouble - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

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Drawn whilst listening to the David Arnold Stargate soundtrack.

Day 53 – USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A Constitution Class (Refit)

Day 53 - USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A Constitution Class (Refit) - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A Constitution Class (Refit)

I did the Enterprise A towards the end of last year for this collection but I wanted to give it another try this year and so I’m ending on the Enterprise A.  Years ago I did a model of the refit Enterprise and I loved pouring over every little detail of the ship.

The refit Enterprise is my favourite, it’s the Enterprise that I probably spent the most time with being somewhat obsessed with the films 😉 .

This is the last in the Enterprise series that was commissioned last year.

Day 52 – Bajoran village

Day 52 - Bajoran village - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent

Bajoran village

The Bajoran village that faced the Dal’Rok kept coming up when I was researching Bajoran architecture for my Bajor illustration last year.  So I knew I wanted to draw it at some point and I had a notion to try out some things with this illustration, namely the silhouette frame and some jungle stuff.

It was a weird episode and I don’t think it was ever referenced again, having a piece of an orb is probably pretty important and it having the power to manifest a giant cloud monster would probably bear some scientific curiosity.

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Drawn whilst listening to the Apple “Acoustic Chill” play list.

Day 51 – Archer and T’Pol in the Forge

Day 51 - Archer and T'Pol in the Forge - Star Trek 365 - by Lee Sargent 2018

Archer and T’Pol in the Forge

I started to really enjoy Enterprise in the fourth season.  The show seemed to be free of its shackles and telling cool prequel stories that really connected it to the Star Trek universe.  I fell in love with Enterprise on my second viewing.

With no expectations or impossibly high hopes for the show I could just enjoy it and get to really know the characters and I love them so much – especially T’Pol and Hoshi.

The Vulcan trilogy was a great reset for the crappy way Vulcans had been portrayed in the previous seasons and I loved exploring some of Vulcan.

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Drawn whilst listening to the Enterprise television soundtrack by Dennis McCarthy.

Day 50 – The Trouble with Tribbles

Day 50 - The Trouble with Tribbles - Star Trek 365 - by Lee Sargent 2018

There are 50 Tribbles on this page can you find them all?

I’m really so excited about hitting the 50 day mark, it’s been an amazing journey so far with nothing but huge positivity and an awesome sense of community around my silly little scribble project.

I wanted to celebrate the milestone appropriately and so even though you probably can’t tell by the above picture it is twice as large as normal and there are fifty Tribbles to find within.  I had to stitch two scans together to make the image!!!

I am working on a colouring page as well (I’ve got to stitch that together as well without my computer crashing lol).

Thank you to everyone who has supported the project, be it buying illustrations, making comments, subscribing to Patreon, sharing with your friends or a simple like.  I really appreciate it and it keeps the project driving forward.

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Day 49 – USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Constitution Class (alternate timeline)

Day 49 - USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Constitution Class (alternate timeline) star trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

Day 49 – USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Constitution Class (alternate timeline)

LOL man so many people hate this design!  Again I don’t hate it, I definitely don’t love it.  I get why it’s different and accept it for what it’s worth.  I feel that way with the entire Kelvin timeline.  I think it is genuinely brilliant how they set up a separate timeline to give themselves freedom to do what they want such as the above design.

I think most people issue is with the nacelles which I see completely but I’m just not passionate about hating on this ship.  I do love the beating she has taken in all three films.  So I’d probably say on a scale I like the ship more than I dislike it.

This is part of the Enterprise ship series that was commission last year.

Drew this whilst listening to a James Bond playlist.

 

Day 48 – Welcoming the Selay delegation aboard the Enterprise D

Day 48 - Welcoming the Selay delegation aboard the Enterprise D - star trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

And we must be upwind from the Anticans.

After drawing the dress uniforms the other day for the DS9 wedding scribble I had to do a bit of reference hunting for the tunics and then I was watching Lonely Among Us and there they were in their original glory.  Please note that I used a gold pen to do the gold trim on the uniforms.

I was actually really happy with my beardless Riker although it felt odd not drawing him with his foot on something.  Actually I think all three of them came up not too bad – Tasha’s hair can sometimes give me grief.

Weird too that Clive Bole who had directed episodes of V had reptile aliens on this show too (apparently it hated the story).

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Day 47 – USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Sovereign Class

Day 47 - USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Sovereign Class - star trek 365 by Lee Sargent

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Sovereign Class

I had just come to appreciate the Enterprise D and then she was gone and replaced with the Sovereign Class sports car starship.  I don’t hate the design, but I don’t love it either. I think I just found it hard to really get into it with only three outings.  That and it also seems over designed with so many details on the hull all designed to make a CGI rendering seem more realistic.  It’s a trick that Transformers did, the more moving parts or details the easier it is to trick the mind into believing it.  For the Enterprise it’s in the details and it’s probably why they redesigned the NCC-1701 for Discovery.

The ship is interesting as it’s definitely a longer more sleek design yet it seems to handle the same as a Galaxy Class being able to turn sharply.  Of course the 90s joystick of the manual steering column which I can’t imagine ever got through a writer’s room.

I do think that like the NX-01 this is not the best angle of the ship, I think it actually looks pretty awesome from behind or above but the side isn’t.

This is part of a commissioned set from last year, I’m hoping to offer up the complete set as a print series when they’re done… yeah there’s still two more ships coming.

Day 46 – Klingon marriage rituals

Day 46 - Klingon marriage rituals - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

Now, Doctor!

Okay so yesterday’s piece was not romantic or Valentine’s Day inspired at all, a scheduling mix up on my behalf.  But since it is still Valentine’s for a couple of hours around half the world I figure I could make it up to everyone.

I’m not going to lie, Bashir and O’Brien make me laugh in this episode and in this illustration.  I was always going to feature Dax and Worf’s wedding but when I watched the episode again I couldn’t resist.

I did hold back slightly as I was going to include Captain Sisko still standing there looking disapproving but I think this works.  Had a devil of a time getting a look at the dress uniforms.  I just really liked the episode and I’m not that big of a Klingon culture fan so for me to enjoy a Klingon episode is a big thing.  I’m not sure if Worf was as much fun on DS9.

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Day 45 – All Good Things

Day 45 - All Good Things - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent

So. Five card stud, nothing wild, and the sky’s the limit.

This was done as a favour as the companion piece to the Encounter at Farpoint illustration from last month.  It’s a challenging scene to capture because the table is quite small and they’re all huddled around it so the solution is to be a little generous with the table to fit them all in.

I know it’s not the most romantic picture I could have gone for but to be honest I lost track of Valentines Day because we don’t tend to celebrate it.