Day 164 – The Discovery passes over a dead moon

Day 164 - The Discovery passes over a dead moon

Continuing on with the ship theme I’ve been doing I thought I’d finally take a crack at Discovery.  There’s not a huge amount of reference material around the ship so I just went off one of the models and did as best I could.

I also thought I might have a play around with the ship flying over a planetoid.

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Day 163 – Captured by a giant green space hand

Day 163 - Captured by a giant green space hand

Despite its appearance, that of a human appendage, it is definitely not living tissue. It is energy.

Okay the absolute coolest thing about this illustration is not that it is a huge A3 piece but that’s my hand!!!  It’s actually 1:1 scale on the original illustration and I used a photo to model the hand.

I’m not sure why but almost everything came together perfectly for this piece and I’m very happy with it.  I’m actually considering making A3 prints because I kind of want one myself for the wall LOL.

It’s an iconic scene that has absolutely no right to be taken seriously but it works and it’s awesome and it’s a great memorable episode.  I chose to replicate the original episode that doesn’t show the planet because I just liked how it’s hanging there in space.

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Day 162 – V’Ger

Day 162 - V'Ger

The carbon units will now provide V’Ger the required information.

I struggled quite a bit with the dimensions here but I managed to find some scales online and also guessing from the film.

I love these sequences, both versions though the Director’s Edition is definitely superior.  Whilst I know that this is most certainly not a direct interpretation of the scene I wanted to convey the energy cloud still encircling the Enterprise and the pathway starting to form rather than just redoing the screenshot (though it is beautifully framed).

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Day 161 – Mudd exits the Gormagander and enters Discovery

Day 161 - Mudd exits the Gormagander and enters Discovery

I haven’t done a Discovery piece in a while so I thought I’d better revisit it before embarking on some new ship pieces.

I actually really liked the Discovery version of Harry Mudd, I think they nailed a younger, harder version of the character and they’re probably my favourite episodes.  I’d probably watch a Mudd series following his various escapades getting away from Stella.

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Day 160 – Twisted

Day 160 - Twisted

I don’t know why but I really liked this episode and thought that this shot was framed really well.  I have a feeling that my scanner is not long for this world, it’s a V600 Epson and it has been a workhorse for me.  Everyone says it’s one of the best for watercolours and that has been my experience but I think that the light is starting to dull.

I might try tweaking some settings to see if I can coax it along for a bit longer because it’s not going to be cheap to replace unless I go to a different model.

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Day 159 – Quark saying goodbye to his brother

Day 159 - Quark saying goodbye to his brother

Except he totally wasn’t.

Damnit Quark, Jadzia nearly died you little scoundrel!!

I forgot how much I enjoy this episode, it’s actually a clever “station in a bottle” episode that’s really effective and well plotted out.  I’m not a violent man but I did enjoy seeing Sisko go toe to toe with a Klingon 🙂

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Day 158 – Spock’s answers lie elsewhere

Day 158 - Spock's answers lie elsewhere

I am quite fond of the Kolinahr sequence, a rare chance to see the masters of Gol.  Of course the Director’s Edition is so much more beautiful.  Vulcan is an angry unforgiving planet, so appropriate that it has the most logical and reserved of all races.

I’m almost caught up and back on schedule, whilst today’s wasn’t quite as tight as yesterday’s I’d like to get back into my schedule.

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Day 157 – Worf gets a haircut from Mr Mot

Day 157 - Worf gets a haircut from Mr Mot

I’d like to suggest that you start using a conditioning agent.

Yeah I’m cutting it close again… see what I did there?

I’ve just been running around crazy today catching up on errands and stuff so I only got to finish this quite late (less than an hour to go).  The rules of the challenge are that I must publish at least one scribble a day.  So the challenge is still intact.

A huge shout out to Star Trek Minus Context for the inspiration on this one:

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Day 156 – a simple tailor

Day 156 - a simple tailor

Fixing O’Brien’s trousers… again.

I just realised that that is a terrible scan!  I’m running late tonight so I can’t fix it.

I’ve done this one before but I definitely expanded upon it this time round (I think last time he was hand sewing) so I got to design a Cardassian sewing machine.

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Day 155 – Live Long and PawsPurr

Spock and Isis the cat

Live Long and PawsPurr

This is the last drawing I did before heading off to Sydney last week so tonight I should be sitting down after the break.  It’s the longest break from drawing I’ve had all year!

This one is definitely going to be turned into a t-shirt!

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