Day 281 – Ensign Tilly meets Yadira Guevara-Prip (Po)

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’d like to cover off some newer stuff here on the ST365 and I guess it doesn’t come much newer than from the latest Short Trek “Runaway”.

I enjoyed the mini episodes… ahem I mean I would have enjoyed it had it been available outside of the US and Canada.  I think it doesn’t hold up well to any deeper scrutiny but then again it is only a 15 minute story.

I can’t imagine Chekov doing the same thing onboard the Enterprise but i might leave debate open to those who feel a little more passionate about arguing these matters.

The trouble with drawing something that is so new is not being familiar with Po and going for more than an impression of her.  I didn’t include her spikes because I’m not 100% sure how they work – they’re obviously coming out of her back and stuff but I’m going for impression not accuracy LOL.

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Day 280 – The crew of the USS Voyager

The last of my 2017 commission pieces! 

I’m not a massive fan of doing so many crew pieces together, I get a bit angsty about the poses and feel like I need to vary them.

So I’ve got a bunch of group photo poses that I’ll draw from and for Voyager I thought I’d try something a little different and go from above like some of their individual promo photos.

Also there are only 85 more images to go 😉

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Day 279 – Morn and Garak eat sandwiches

Yesterday when asked why any number of DS9 characters were not included in the DS9 group illustration my official answer became:

They are out of frame eating sandwiches.

To make good on that here are two of them, please don’t ask why it was Rom, it just isn’t.

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Day 278 – the DS9 family

The original commission requested if I could also add Garak in and as much as I really would have liked to by the time I was halfway through I realized that he would throw the balance out.  I think Nog could easily have appeared and by that stage, there’s Morn and a bunch of characters so I’ve just pulled it back to “credits” crew.

There are limitations with these things which is why I usually cap the character numbers.

Despite the omissions, I think these are coming nicely and I hope the client likes them.

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Day 277 – Enterprise NCC-1701-D bridge crew in Ten Forward

The request was to include Guinan and Wesley in addition to the main cast which presented a challenge in space and positioning.  I fit Wesley in by getting him to crouch down and then I realised I had no more room.

So then I moved them all down to Ten Forward so I could fit Guinan into the background.

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The Enterprise NCC-1701-A Bridge Crew

This is another commission piece requested from last year, I’ve only got a couple more left to do! 

I know Captain Sulu isn’t really part of the bridge crew in Star Trek VI but he’s here in the spirit of the request.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these crew portraits.

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Day 275 – Jake at B’hala

Jake at B'hala
From Avatar Book One by S.D. Perry

So I finished book one of Avatar by S.D. Perry and I really enjoyed it. Pacing wise it might have taken a little longer than I’d hope for it to get where it was going but then there’s a lot of story to tell.

It’s a very believable path for DS9 and the introduction of Ensign Ro is great though she is a frustrating character at times.  I know she’s a fierce Bajoran woman but she also comes across as an asshole at times as well. But I guess that’s what makes her an intriguing character.

But I do love me some Bajoran history so I found Jake’s path quite enjoyable.

I’ll get to book two in due course but I’m back into the Wayfarer universe by Becky Chambers with Record of a Spaceborn Few. If you’ve not had a chance to read her series I highly recommend them.

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Day 274 – The Chariot

This will be the last of the Tarot card series for the time being, they’re quite labour intensive for a daily challenge and some of them require a lot more design than others.

The Chariot is probably the first card I’ve felt needed significant changes to match my vision for it and I would have preferred to stay truer to the original card.  So it’s probably a good one to take a break on.  

I already have ideas for Death and The Lovers but they need some solid concept design time so I might come back to these in a few weeks or months.

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Day 273 – The Fool

I spent a significant amount of time contemplating how I would tackle the Fool card without being unfair to any of the characters throughout the shows.

Then inspiration struck as I was thinking about Star Trek V and Sybok being misled by the “God” entity.  For some reason, I thought he said he was a fool but of course, he doesn’t but I think this is apt anyway.  Also any chance to draw Sybok LOL.

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Day 272 – Justice…?

Fortunately I think some of these lend themselves quite easily to be reinterpreted.  I came very close to adding the question mark but decided to keep it traditional and just add it to the post title.

I think this is possibly my best Q.

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