Sunday, 4 October 2020

Art Trek miscellanea

 Hello! Did you know, it's been nearly two months since I put up a Star Trek-related post?  Well, it has. So, I'm going to remedy that with this selection of Star Trek art.  

 Don't worry, it won't take long. 

 Oh, pay no heed to Lying Cat.  She's like a broken record.  Always spouting off that tired catchphrase.  Anyone would think it's the only word she can say...

 Anyway, there is a point to Saga's Lying Cat featuring here - it's that she was the inspiration for the following two photomontage comic-style dalliances starring Deanna Troi.  For those who don't know, Troi is the telepathic/empathic counsellor and diplomatic officer aboard the Enterprise-D in Star Trek: The Next Generation (and my favourite character in that show), and could also tell when someone was lying (mostly).

Here she is with Doctor Beverly Crusher in the Enterprise's hair & beauty salon:

And here she is again assisting Captain Picard in the downfall of regular Romulan antagonist Tomalak:

 These were both created using screen caps from TrekCore back in 2018 for no reason other than a bit of fun.  The beauty salon image came from TNG season 4 episode "The Host", and the Saga crossover images came from TNG episodes "The Defector" (S3), "Galaxy's Child" (S4), "The High Ground" (S3), and "Unnatural Selection" (S2).  The "Lying" speech bubble came from the Saga graphic novel.

 These two marker pen illustrations were for August 2019's Trek BBS Fan Art Challenge: Under the Sea.

 This first one is a depiction of Aili Lavena meeting some squales on Droplet (a water planet), from the Star Trek: Titan novel, Over a Torrent Sea by Christopher L. Bennett.

  And this one is of Harpo the Humpback whale (from previous Art Challenge: Disco78), a dolphin and a Z-Ray/Sinker Zoid with a Federation Starfleet type 11 shuttle cockpit being observed by an Arcadian.

 Just some quick sketches of insects made up of starship parts.  I can't remember what these were going to be for, but they never progressed past this rough idea stage.

 This Starfleet Intelligence shuttle is a very hasty mashup of one of Voyager's class 2 shuttles and James Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine "Wet Nellie" from The Spy Who Loved Me.  I did this for September 2019's "I Spy With My Little Eye" Spy Month art challenge at the very last moment.

 These three starship sketches are from years and years and years ago!  The top two have been "mirrored" down the centreline to make them symmetrical.

  This is a sketch I did back in August when I found myself with a little time on my hands:

 I've been intrigued with this vertical-mouthed species for some time, and had an idea about how they eat - and this sketch is the result. I envisage their mouth opening and dozens of prehensile, worm-like tentacles shooting out to grab whatever food item is next on their stomach's agenda.
 Needless to say, many humans (and other species) find sharing lunch with a member of this particular race a horrifyingly fascinating experience!
 Ah... Here we have my favourite little box fox, the adorable Pop Fold Rutherford (from the brand new Star Trek: Lower Decks cartoon - that's not being shown in the UK yet!  Grrr... I'm having to read about it and watch clips at to get my fix) posing on my desk and showing off my latest literary acquisition.
 The Pop Fold template was created by Calvin Lin, and modified by Wayne Peters for Lower Decks characters.  I printed out the template and put it together over a couple of work lunchbreaks.
 The last bit of Trek art is this quick cartoon for last month's Lower Decks themed art challenge.  Here we have a couple of lowly Enterprise crewmen clearing up after Captain Archer's dog, Porthos, and chief engineer, "Trip" Tucker who, fortunately for me (and many others) spends quite a lot of his time running around Enterprise in his underwear...


Previously on Art Trek (née It's a Faaaake! Not The Art Of Star Trek):

August 2020 - Hellrunner Loves Spineback (Not Trek)
July 2020 - New Look Next Gen
June 2020 - Aefvadh
May 2020 - Princessium and the Po
April 2020 - Into the Arboretum
March 2020 - Brighter Future
August & September 2019 - here are the links to their existence on the TrekBBS: And it was *this* big! & Under the Sea... (August 2019), and Spytember (September 2019)
July 2019 - Blue Food (and the warm up: Baby Plastic Sperm Whales...)
June 2019 - Boldly Go in Infinite Diversity
May 2019 - (the leaked final scene) X Marks The Spot, and the main attraction: Treasure Map
April 2019 - Oops-A-Daisy!
March 2019 - Disco78
January 2019 - Caught Red Handed
October 2018 - Anomalous T-Shirt
September 2018 - Two Soups
August 2018 - Wild Things (and its prequel: Seeing Double)
July 2018 - Revenge of the Baby-Sat
June 2018 - Making Money
March 2018 - Murder On The Dancefloor
February 2018 - Narwhal in a Spacesuit
December 2017 - Unfinished Business
November 2017 - Let's See Your OC!
October 2017 - Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
July 2017 - Walk Like An Egyptian
June 2017 - Foreign Relations
May 2017 - Driven to Distraction
February 2017 - Of Prophet's Tears and Verteron Nodes (plus the warm up: The Celestial Temple Cries Golden Tears)
December 2016 - "Did the plan fail, Edward?"
November 2016 - Winter Solstice
October 2016 - Twisted October: Star Trek Art Challenge


 Right.  That's enough of that.  

 Finally, I just need to remind you that the 10th INFOMANIAC Garden Photos Event is taking place here this year and you have until 28th October to get your photos emailed to us before the grand unveiling on 31st October.  



  1. The vertical mouthed creature should learn to drink through a straw, and eat with his mouth closed! Took me months to wash the orange juice off the walls and ceiling after out last encounter.
    OMG - I have to take pictures of greenery - why do I keep forgetting to do this? By the time I remember everything will have dropped off.

    1. I don't know why you continue to "date" him/her/them, I really don't.

      As for your greenery, the weather at the weekend looks to be reasonably sunny (if a little rainy at times) in your neck of the woods: an ideal time to get out with your camera. Perhaps Sid could help?

  2. How about an old picture of my glorious pink bush?

    1. Well, if push comes to shove I could always set up a "Classics" section/category...

  3. Funny, it doesn't feel like two months.

  4. That last one - shouldn't it be captioned "Shit Trek: To boldly go where that damned dog has shit before"?


    1. Quite possibly. And if those two don't stop yakking and get on with clearing the place up, they'll be crewing the Starshit Enterprise.


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