I couldn’t have a food themed week without Neelix and I had it drawn to my attention that I hadn’t really featured him yet.
I was never a massive fan of Neelix in the first run of Voyager but the character really grew on me over the years and I really like the idea of having a proper galley (jury-rigged sure) on board if only for morale purposes.
I guess with the replicators it’s hard storyline wise to avoid their magical properties. It would seem to me that whatever fuels them should be reasonably easy to replace since it’s really just reorganising matter into a pattern.
As part of the food theme I 100% wanted to include this scene from Star Trek VI but finding a way to have them both in the frame was killing me.
Given how long it took to work it out (eventually I found an inspired manga that helped me frame the picture and pose the klingon) I probably should have cut my losses and just featured the Klingon but I was determined to include Uhura.
So it’s a fun image but I’d have rathered something more “just me”.
This is one of my favourite moments from Enterprise, I love the idea that Vulcans do not touch their food with their hands. It’s a small but rich cultural addition to the Vulcan people, of course, Enterprise also added a bunch of other traits of Vulcans that I could’ve done without but slightly fixed by the fourth season.
Obviously this is a pretty differently framed illustration for me. I’m working on my portfolio and so I’m just trying some different stuff, some of it will work, others won’t.
I have a soft spot for Nurse Chapel’s crush on Spock. She’s a bit tragic with it all which isn’t a criticism, it’s actually quite endearing really. The novelisations of the films actually touch on it further, especially Star Trek III The Search for Spock with McCoy doing his Spock impressions her reaction to it is very emotional.
As I discussed over on Patreon the my paint mix for the floor hit a darker patch on black ink mixed in and the floor came out a lot darker than I originally wanted.
Probably wouldn’t have worried me but I did the uniforms lighter to make the soup pop but overall I’m okay with it.
I do have to say that as much as I appreciate the location shoot rather than green-screening the Engineering section in Star Trek 2009, it’s very hard not to see brewery (or a factory of some sort).
I’m not sure why they that would pass. I find Uhura’s hallway workstation particularly hard to swallow. I mean it’s all minor issues in the grand scheme of things but it’s one of my few criticisms.
I wasn’t a huge Spaced fan so I don’t quite have the geek adoration for Simon Pegg as some do but I do like him as Scotty, I think he captures the spirit of the character well.
I also respect Pegg for speaking out about the infantilism that geek culture cultivates at times and whilst I understand why people thought he was biting the hand that feeds him I ask you to consider what he’s saying and then watch the film Moon followed immediately by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (both released in the same month). Considering one was an international blockbuster and the other barely got a release I can sympathise with his thoughts.
I always liked the Engineering jacket that they gave B’Elanna to hide Roxann Dawson’s pregnancy. Seemed practical, it had pockets so I went with that look for her in this. About to head off and fix another neural gel pack problem.
I originally had her smiling but it felt out of place!
As well as being the Chief Engineer aboard the USS Defiant. Does he pull down double leave by doing the two roles? I can’t imagine running the Engineering component of a starship, even a smaller one like Defiant is a part-time job?
Anyway, it all worked out fine for me because it meant I could draw him near a warp core 😉
I do NOT want to enter into any discussions about his rank or position, much more in-the-know people than I have tracked his many different ranks, I just went off the official website.
To be perfectly honest with you had I been asked what the Defiant’s warp core looked like I wouldn’t have been able to tell you until I looked it up so that’s kind of fun because I certainly know it now.