Day 44 – jIvuylaH. jIve’

Day 44 - jIvuylaH. jIve' Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

I am here to help you.

I figure Google can try and have a field day with that title LOL.

Though I do find it interesting that the Bing translator doesn’t translate the line to reflect that.  Maybe Klingon is a little more regional than Bing can handle.

I think for the most part Uhura is awesome in the Kelvin timeline films, I do wish it wasn’t at the expense of Dr McCoy but I appreciate what they’re trying to do.  I loved this scene, it kind of makes up for her not knowing Klingonese in Star Trek VI which I think was done more for laughs than anything.

I also don’t mind these Klingons, they’re not quite as radical a change as the Discovery ones but I thought it was fine.

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Day 43 – Captain Sylvia Tilly of the ISS Discovery

Day 43 - Captain Sylvia Tilly of the ISS Discovery - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

Captain Sylvia Tilly of the ISS Discovery

Originally I intended to draw the USS Discovery profile but after several false starts (including one completely inked piece where the nacelles were just too short) I gave up and decided to celebrate today’s Star Trek Discovery season finale with a Captain Tilly illustration.  Done specially with indian ink straight from the ink pot!

Tilly is a stand out character who is a joy to watch and the idea of her being a Captain in the mirror universe is very fun.

Let’s see how the gang manage to wrap up this pretty uneven season of Discovery, I’m hoping it all pulls together but with so much “twist fatigue” I’m more hopeful for a more solid season two, which is a shame because it’s so far off.

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Day 42 – USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Galaxy Class

Day 42 – USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Galaxy Class - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Galaxy Class

I think it wasn’t until seeing her in full flight in Star Trek Generations that I finally got the appeal of the Galaxy class Enterprise, of course that was ironic as this was also the film in which she met her demise in spectacular fashion.  I had the promotional VHS guide to Generations and it showed the making of the crash sequence.  How awesome was it that it was a practical effect with a miniature!?  I always remember that they used fluorescent green paint for the grass whilst noting that on camera it looks fantastic but in real life it looked awful and bright.

I think seeing the Enterprise move differently to the series just gave me a better feel for the ship.  I think it was a real shame they retired her before the movies.

This is part of a series of Enterprise illustrations that were commissioned last year.  The entire set will be available as a print series after I’m done.

Day 41 – Ambassador Sarek spotlight – Yesteryear

Day 41 - Ambassador Sarek spotlight - Yesteryear - star trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

Ambassador Sarek spotlight – Yesteryear

I forget, was Sarek an ambassador during this period, I guess so as established by Discovery because this would have been a similar period to when he took on Burnham.  Sigh, I’m not going to launch back into there was no good reason to make Sarek and Amanda her adopted parents, it just creates timeline problems… (lol I kinda just did… double sigh.).

It’s cool they got Lenard back to voice Sarek in TAS instead of Jimmy Doohan doing an impression.  Yesteryear is one episode of TAS that I would argue as part of canon (I personally see most of TAS as canon myself but whatever).  A wonderful episode.

So this brings us to the end of the Sarek spotlight series, the set of six sketches are going to be available over on Etsy and we return to our regular series.  That said I’m sure I’m going to need a breather in the future what other character would you like to see given the spotlight series??

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Day 40 – Ambassador Sarek spotlight – the Kelvin timeline

Day 40 - Ambassador Sarek spotlight - the Kelvin timeline - star trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

Ambassador Sarek spotlight – the Kelvin timeline

I’m a fan of the Kelvin timeline films and I like the Kelvin Sarek, I love his interactions not only with older Spock but also with the young Spock, he has very carefully balanced being Vulcan and fatherly which in the time allotted is no mean feat.  It is interesting that they didn’t attempt to find a lookalike for Mark Lenard (maybe they did, I don’t know) but there’s still something very reassuring about the character.

I will be adding TAS Sarek from Yesteryear tomorrow – thank you to you all for bearing with me whilst I’ve been out of town – I know these aren’t as elaborate as the usual scribbles but hopefully you’ve enjoyed them.

Note that this will be available as part of a set of Sarek pencil sketches.

Day 39 – Ambassador Sarek spotlight – TNG

Day 39 - Ambassador Sarek spotlight - TNG - star trek 365 by Lee Sargent

Ambassador Sarek spotlight – TNG

I think including Sarek in TNG was a great choice, an important character to bridge the shows and films and completely… ummm fine, logical one considering Vulcan life spans.  Seeing him struggling in his old age isn’t completely comfortable which is good for the story definitely.  I ‘m not a massive fan of the light that Spock is shown in.  It feels like it completely disregards their wonderful scene at the end of Star Trek IV and the fact that Spock was working on his behest to broker peace between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.

I do dig how the Vulcan design lineage continues.

Note that this will be available as part of a set of Sarek pencil sketches.

Day 38 – Ambassador Sarek Spotlight – the films

Day 38 - Ambassador Sarek Spotlight - the films - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

Ambassador Sarek

As I mentioned yesterday I skipped over poor TAS Sarek and I will add him to this set.  What an absolute treat to have Lenard back playing Sarek in the films.  Great performances in all of his appearances but especially Star Trek IV The Voyage Home.

Again I love how the Vulcan appearance developed along the same lines despite adding a lot more stuff to the costumes, all the original lines are there.

Note that this will be available as part of a set of Sarek pencil sketches.

Day 37 – Ambassador Sarek Spotlight – TOS

Day 37 - Ambassador Sarek Spotlight - TOS

Ambassador Sarek

What a stroke of genius to include Commander Spock’s parents on an episode and then right up to TNG Mark Lenard carried the legacy of that character.  There’s a story that he was a Trivial Pursuit answer for a while, who has played a Romulan, Vulcan and Klingon.  I would be surprised if no other actor had also achieved that by now.

Also since I’ve done these in advance I only now realise that I’ve left out Animated Series Sarek, I may have to rectify that when I get back.

Note that this will be available as part of a set of Sarek pencil sketches.

Day 36 – Ambassador Sarek Spotlight – Discovery

Day 36 - Ambassador Sarek Spotlight - Discovery - Star Trek 365 by Lee Sargent 2018

Ambassador Sarek

Whilst I’m away for work I decided to try some pencil scribbles and do a spotlight on one of the characters that has spanned almost all of Star Trek.  Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, father of Spock.

Now I’ll admit I’m not 100% sold on the Discovery Sarek, I struggle a little to reconcile the two and struggle even more with the additional story that Spock and Sybok had an adopted human sister.  But that set aside I have to give credit where credit is due and that’s the costume designers for Discovery Sarek.  Even though the collar is more Kelvin universe style the patterns of the outfits are very TOS Vulcan.  It’s not something I noticed till I was researching Sarek across the ages and realised that they’d reimagined the Vulcan lines in the clothes.

The dawned on me as I was painting tomorrow’s.  The pattern and material are different but the lines have a very similar feel to them.

Note that this will be available as part of a set of Sarek pencil sketches.

Day 35 – Trials and Tribulations

Day 35 - Trials and Tribulations - star trek 365 by Lee Sargent

Trials and Tribulations

I used to hate drawing Quark but after forcing myself to do it over and over I now love drawing Ferengi lol.  I think this was an exceptionally clever and funny way to end the episode.  A beautiful tie in to the original episode and a fun way to include Quark who up till this point couldn’t really take part in the commemorative show.

I do enjoy drawing Tribbles.

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