Day 2 – Where No Man Has Gone Before

Day 2 - Star Trek 365 - Where No Man Has Gone Before by Lee Sargent 2018

Where No Man Has Gone Before

I know that it’s not the first episode that aired but it is the pilot episode and it’s interesting what refinements where to come.  Despite the galactic barrier stuff (I gloss over it in my head) this is an exceptionally solid story.  Kirk’s struggle with having to kill his friend because of what he is becoming through no fault of his own is a wonderful story full of drama and questions.

I love going through these episodes for reference shots I think the matte painting used for Delta Vega is similar to the one if not the same used for Talos IV from The Cage.  My backdrop differs a little, i always have to generally take a little bit of liberty with the framing.

Let me know what you think below or over on social media and if you have any Trek friends who would like the project let them know

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available on Etsy.

Day 1 – The Cage

Day 1 - Star Trek 365 - The Cage by Lee Sargent 2018

The Cage

I thought it fitting to start the 2018 Star Trek 365 project by featuring the episode where it all began, The Cage.  Deemed too cerebral by television executives this was the original pilot for Star Trek that was rejected.  In television history they commissioned a second pilot episode and the rest is of course history.

I actually think The Cage stands the test of time, it’s a great story and I’m glad they restored it.  I’m a massive fan of the uniforms, especially the away team jackets and I think it’s a missed opportunity by Star Trek Discovery not to feature updated versions of them.

This is a very different Star Trek in tone, there is a hardness to Captain Christopher Pike which is softened by his replacement Captain Kirk and Nimoy is very clearly grappling with how he’s going to be playing this half human half vulcanian.

This just feels great to be kicking off again with the daily drawings and I can’t wait to see what the year brings.

Also so weird to sign this 2018!!!!

Please let me know what you think, share with any friends you think might like it, make suggestions, ask questions! LOL

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available on Etsy.

 

Tomorrow!

One Day to go for Star Trek 365 2018 editionOkay apart from it being New Year’s Eve I’m so excited to be launching this tomorrow!  I know exactly what the first illustration is going to be and I’ll give you a hint, we’re going back to where it all began!

Coming 2018 – 365 Star Trek Scribbles

365 Star Trek Scribbles - by Lee Sargent

So it’s happening again.

Every day of 2018 I will be posting a Star Trek scribble here as well as all the usual places, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.  I think I’ll probably set up a new account for Instagram so as not to flood my personal account again.  I’ve attempted this twice, succeeded once, failed the second time so I’m excited to see if I can keep up the pace of 365 Star Trek themed drawings.

Same rules apply, it’s daily posting but I’m allowed to draw in advance and bank some up during the year.  The scribbles will span all of Star Trek and will be up to my whim as far as materials used.  Any commission pieces that are Star Trek themed will be counted.

I’ve learned a lot in the three “365 day” challenges that I’ve done (the third was a Star Wars sketch card one that collapsed under its own weight) and so I’m going into this with a plan.

I hope you are all as excited as I am about this!

PS I’m also testing some automation to make life easier next year so if it all went seriously wrong I apologise!!!