Day 201 – You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…

Day 201 - You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...

So this one is for a special little girl who has some hearing difficulties and sings this song with her Mother after seeing Seven and the Doctor singing for vocalisation practice.

It’s a perfect example of the infinitely diverse ways in which Star Trek touches people’s lives and as an extension of that, I get to see just the tiniest fraction of this through the way people receive my 365 project.  It’s a privilege to have people message me and tell me how special a scene that I’ve replicated means to them.  I think when a scene has a special meaning to you and you discover it replicated by someone else (even in my crude scribbles) then it’s almost a confirmation or maybe it’s affirmation.

I couldn’t even begin to explain it because I think it’s such a personal thing for each person, which all art is really, there’s technical proficiency but then there’s what the observer feels or has conjured up inside by it.

It’s nice is what I’m saying.

 

 

Day 200 – It’s been a long road

Day 200 - it's been a long road

The NX-01 crew explore the monoliths of Sh’kovar at the invitation of the Imperial Council of the Andorian Empire.

Wow, two hundred Star Trek scribbles for the year and it’s been one heck of a journey.  I want to thank everyone for their amazing support of the project.  I just wouldn’t have found the energy to keep getting them done everyday if it was for you guys.

I wanted to celebrate exploration with the NX-01 team and I’ve really been enjoying making up original content for all the Star Trek characters so I thought I’d show them checking out some cool Andorian monoliths because the Andorians were also such a big part of the show. I really wish season five with Shran coming on as a full time cast member could have happened.  Perhaps that’s a drawing for another day?

To celebrate this is another of the big A3 drawings.

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Day 199 – Starfleet Academy: Desert Survival

Day 199 - Starfleet Academy: Desert Survival

G’day Cadets, now try not to bugger it up and cark it.*

It’s a point of pride to think that when Starfleet wants to test out if you’ll die in an extreme environment they send you to my country.  I can’t imagine that Andorians fare too well in desert training and Vulcans probably don’t even notice the Australian outback’s heat and dry conditions.

*translation from Australian: Greetings Cadets, try not to make mistakes and die.

Now excitingly this one and all the other Starfleet Academy pieces go up for sale through the shop tomorrow:

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Day 198 – Starfleet Academy: Environmental Suits and Zero-G Training

Day 198 - Starfleet Academy: Environmental Suits and Zero-G Training

Cadet Shryhl you will NOT be sick in your EVA suit, that is an order!

Back on board the USS Ben Franklin and our Cadets are conducting their Environmental Suit and Zero-G training. Cadets conduct drills traversing the hull of the ship and being dropped off in the vacuum of space to experience complete weightlessness and disorientation.

Some cadets regret this.

This one isn’t available to buy yet but you’ll find other original illustrations at the online shop.  The Starfleet Academy series of original illustrations will be going on sale on Thursday 8:00 am Brisbane Australia time.

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Day 197 – Starfleet Academy: Elementary Temporal Mechanics

Day 197 - Starfleet Academy: Elementary Temporal Mechanics

So, Cadet, you see it is a simple slingshot around the sun, pick up enough speed and you’re in a time warp. Ummm, don’t though.

No one wants a visit from the Department of Temporal Investigations so Elementary Temporal Mechanics is designed to give you a basic overview, of temporal mechanics and time travel.  It will provide you with the very basic tools to avoid bringing the universe to a halt through paradox implosion.

Guest starring Cadet Colin who is one of my Patreon backers.

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Day 196 – Starfleet Academy: Starfleet History – The NX Program

Day 196 - Starfleet Academy: Starfleet History - The NX Program

Starfleet’s foremost NX Program Historian provides valuable insights into this groundbreaking period in exploration.

When you’ve come a long way it’s important to know where you’ve come from.  Starfleet has a proud history of exploration and at the Academy we have some of the finest historians.

Guest starring Historian Jim who is one of my Patreon backers and friend.

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Day 195 – Starfleet Academy: Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence Lab

Day 195 - Starfleet Academy: Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence Lab

Artificial Intelligence isn’t always a popular subject around Starfleet but here at the Academy, we have access to guest lecturers who have a unique point of view when it comes to AI.

The opening line from the preface to A Practical Introduction to Artificial Intelligences and How to Deal With Them was written by Captain James T Kirk and reads:

The reality is that if you’re going out into deep space you’re going to encounter new civilisations that are being oppressed by a computer and sometimes you just need to know how to pull the plug.

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Day 194 – Starfleet Academy: Astrometrics Lab

Day 194 - Starfleet Academy: Astrometrics Lab

On Stardate 5486.2 the mission logs of the USS Enterprise were uploaded to the newly launched Starfleet Academy Astrometrics Lab.

Now this one was a lot of fun to put together, I drew from the original designs for Stellar Cartography / Astrometrics to convert them into a TOS style look and feel for an Astrometrics Lab.

I imagine once they fed all the Enterprises logs into the system there were some VERY odd anomalies.

Guest starring Cadet Colin who is one of my Patreon backers and friend.

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Day 193 – Starfleet Academy: Chef Sada and Cadet Glor

Day 193 - Starfleet Academy: Chef Sada and Cadet Glor

Chef Sada senses the coming of death, possibly Cadet Glor’s for burning that Andorian Spice cake

So this was the idea I couldn’t let go of from yesterday’s Starfleet Academy piece.

I had to move the deep freeze doors over slightly to accommodate the wall mounted ovens.

I know it’s probably easy to feature a Tellarite as the bumbling Cadet in the kitchen but I think it works just fine LOL Cadet Glor is about to face some Kelpien wrath.

If I was doing a comic of this there would be A LOT of arm waving coming from Glor.

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Day 192 – Starfleet Academy: Operational Support – Hospitality

192 - Starfleet Academy: Operational Support - Hospitality

Yeoman Janice Rand straight from the flagship USS Enterprise shows Cadet Shyren how stuff gets done on a starship when the power is down. Chef Sada is making his famous Kelpien stew (made by, not “of”).

Join the team that keeps Starfleet nourished and fit for duty, acquiring catering skills that include menu planning, provisioning, food prepping, cooking and service.  You’ll be responsible for making sure that shipboard food delivery runs smoothly and caters to a wide range of species and tastes.

It’s no secret I have a soft spot for Rand so this one was all about her passing on her secrets to hot coffee in a crisis.  Plus I couldn’t resist making a Kelpien joke.

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