As soon as I looked at the tarot card for The Sun I knew it was a scene from The Voyage Home. Then I just had to work out the particulars and finally adding the probe was a last minute decision.
I’m really enjoying doing these and people seem to really like them but I’ll caution everyone that I’m not doing 78 cards despite that number being serendipitous. There are cards in the deck that I think would take too long to reinterpret. I say this one came together quickly, it still took me a couple of hours to design it and that was with a very clear idea in my head.
I do like the style though and I think this is something I’d like to explore more with my own normal style. I’m curious if I can bring it over using normal pens instead of the nibs.
Ever since I was very young I’ve loved the artwork of the Rider-Waite Tarot cards. I’ve wanted to do my own designs inspired off that set for years and so today’s Star Trek 365 piece I thought I might have a play around with the concept.
I chose the hermit simply because it was at the top of the pack and when I saw the lantern I thought of the Bajoran Celestial Orbs.
That led me to Sisko’s desert outfit when he found the Orb of the Emissary plus I think the meaning of the card tied in nicely with his leaving DS9 and isolating himself from the crew.
Because of the style of line work I broke out my ink and nib pens which can be a pain to work with in my regular style.
I’ll come out and clearly state that The Alternative Factor is not my favourite episode, however, there are those on the Trek FM Standard Orbit podcast who consider it a masterpiece and so today’s Star Trek 365 piece is a thank you to them for having me on.
Possibly my favourite cross over cameo, it was a perfect way to have the EMH guest star and a great scene as well.
I kind of had free reign with the borg as we don’t see them on screen and I do like having free reign when drawing borg. I sneaked a bit of watercolour in because I’m just over not including it, you folks just don’t get to see it all.
We may be coming to the end of the scanner saga with Canon contacting me finally after a day of tweeting at them. Now I have to wait for a phone call as they apparently want to organise a refund. I would actually prefer they send me my scanner but let’s see if they call first.
Today has been a long day of packing sketch card sets so I’m pretty exhausted so nothing too elaborate.
Balok’s puppet is a character that I do struggle with trying to capture, he would seem a reasonably straightforward chap to draw but I always end up sketching him out several times to try and get the shape right.
Oh tomorrow is exciting, once I met William Shatner I didn’t really imagine meeting anyone else for Star Trek but when Gates McFadden was announced at Oz ComicCon in Brisbane I kinda got swept up in it all.
So I ordered the Nemesis style uniform for Riker because he is literally the only character I have any chance of doing a passing cosplay of. Which I thought would be fine to take a photo with Dr Crusher in.
Then I got cold feet.
Then I had a couple of friends encourage me to have a laugh and do it and then all of my Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr crew all said DO IT.