RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,966
Posts: 5,392,113
Members: 24,721
Currently online: 674
Newest member: SDT66

TrekToday headlines

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Dorn To Voice Firefly Character
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

No ALS Ice Bucket For Saldana
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Free Star Trek Trexels Game
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

New Trek-themed Bobble Heads
By: T'Bonz on Aug 21

IDW Publishing November Trek Comic
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Pegg/Wright Trilogy In The Works
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Star Trek: The Compendium Rebate Details
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Gold Key Archives Volume 2
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Takei Documentary Wins Award
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Fandom > Fan Art

Fan Art Post your Trek fan art here, including hobby models and collectibles.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 27 2009, 09:23 PM   #1
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

This is just a WIP so far, but it will give you an idea of what the Nevotda ruviyal looks like, as described in "The Exile." This is a man's traditional dress for the region of Nevot. In the main Sigils and Unions universe, this (and other regions' traditions) is rarely seen except on very special occasions in Nevot, because of the cultural homogenization resulting from totalitarian rule.



In the Catacombs of Oralius sub-universe, there's much more appreciation for the diverse traditions of various Cardassian regions. Up until the Occupation, there was a thriving trade in fashions between regions, and occasions where (for instance) Nevotda dress might become popular in Rivšal, or on a certain colony world.

I've tried to keep a recognizably "Cardassian" aesthetic, but allow much more regional flavor than we ever got to see in canon. My inspiration was the traditional clothing of the Han Chinese.

In my continuity, Nevot is the region where Dr. Istep, Glinn Va'Kust, and Legate Broca come from. But Broca, of course, is NOWHERE near cool enough for THIS. Istep would definitely be cool enough...but I don't want the chance of my boss figuring out he's the template for the character's looks! And Va'Kust...he's definitely cool, but the fit would be a real challenge because he's built like a tank!

I wanted to make sure I scanned in the lineart before I started doing anything with colored pencils, so that way I'll have a record of what I did in case I frak anything up.

As I do the colored pencil work, I expect some of the extreme contrast with the lineart to go away, so the effect will become rather more subtle.

(Oh, and from a real-life perspective, how I LOVE the Cardassian aesthetic--it lets my love for Art Deco really come out to play.

Oh...and the scanner ate the lovely, subtle light grey of the paper I'm using. )
__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2009, 12:07 AM   #2
BolianAuthor
Writer, Battlestar Urantia
 
Location: Torrance, California
Send a message via AIM to BolianAuthor Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BolianAuthor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

Wow... that looks awesome. I'm glad to see someone diving in, and fleshing out the Cardassian culture more. I always envisioned their art to have a sort of Indo-Persian quality to it, and this looks like it could fit within that. Please show us more!

-BolianAdmiral
BolianAuthor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2009, 12:20 AM   #3
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

Now that's funny--I can't help noticing your avatar, which is the very same guy I'm drawing! (Though of course the likeness is a challenge in this case since all we have from the series is a blurry profile shot!)

For my own version of the Cardassian aesthetic, I've drawn a lot from Asian/Indian sources. I think for me, when I see some of the styles in-series (especially the women's hair), it evokes Asia. For this in particular, I was looking at the Chinese hanfu style of dress (such as this). But all of it goes through this kind of Art Deco filter to give it a more specifically Cardassian look.

There's another drawing--though it's got a LOT of errors in it and I'll eventually have to redo it--where I drew the clothing of the region of Hăzăk, where Macet and Daro are from in my stories, and I based it on the sherwani suit of India...kind of like this. (Though I had to do a LOT of adapting to make it work in the neck region!)

I'll certainly keep you updated as I work on this more.
__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2009, 03:47 AM   #4
BolianAuthor
Writer, Battlestar Urantia
 
Location: Torrance, California
Send a message via AIM to BolianAuthor Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BolianAuthor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

^

Hehe... the character in my avatar is kind of a "screen test" for me... I'm working on a new Trek story, with a Cardassian Starfleet Captain, named Goren Jetal. I was curious how a Cardassian would look in command red, and I found that image.

I like what you're doing, design-wise. Personally, in my own works where I feature the Cardassians, I go with a more persian influence, as if it were Iran or Turkey, or India, on another world. DS9 certainly hinted towards an asian influence to the women's fashion... most notably, the hairstyles.

The Cardassians have always been my favorite humanoid Trek race. My all-around favorite being the Tholians. One thing I might offer...

In my "Star Trek: Entomalians" story, I created a new term for the leader of the Cardassian Union, because I was sick of them using the term Leggate for seemingly everything. So, in my story, the leader of the Cardassian Union is called a Prelek, and the character in my story was Prelek Joret Getal. If you feel that you would also like an alternative to Leggate, please do feel free to use Prelek, with my blessing.

-BolianAdmiral
BolianAuthor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2009, 06:28 AM   #5
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

I appreciate the offer--but I do already have an alternate term in my version of the Cardassian language. (I do also have an explanation as to why the term "Legate" is commonly used in Federation Standard, though...the Cardăsda term has a sound in it that tends to be very difficult for FS speakers to pronounce properly.)

And I certainly look forward to your story! Am I right to assume it'll be set quite a ways forward in the Trekiverse timeline?
__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2009, 06:34 AM   #6
BolianAuthor
Writer, Battlestar Urantia
 
Location: Torrance, California
Send a message via AIM to BolianAuthor Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BolianAuthor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

^

Thanks. I look forward to learning the term you have in mind.

The new story with the Cardassian Captain is set 75+ years post-TNG, and is still being developed by Praetor and myself. The original "Star Trek: Entomalians" saga has been posted here in the BBS fanfic section, but it was a while ago... I am currently doing a final revision of it.

If you ever want to offer any suggestions regarding Cardassian culture, I'm open to them!

-BolianAdmiral
BolianAuthor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2009, 06:41 AM   #7
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

If you'd like my opinions, I'd be happy to give them--but there's no reason you shouldn't feel free to develop their culture as you wish.
__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2009, 05:40 AM   #8
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

Man, the scanner is really frakking with the colors...I may end up when this is done trying to take a photo of it and seeing if it comes out any better.

Just trust me that it looks a LOT better in real life than it looks here. But...here's a sampling of the coloring work so far.

__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2009, 07:12 AM   #9
BolianAuthor
Writer, Battlestar Urantia
 
Location: Torrance, California
Send a message via AIM to BolianAuthor Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BolianAuthor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

I love the colors so far. Please continue!

I am amazed I'm the only one who has bothered to post about this... doesn't anyone else appreciate stuff being done with the Cardassians? This is cool! C'mon, guys!
BolianAuthor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2009, 06:10 PM   #10
Thor Damar
Rear Admiral
 
Thor Damar's Avatar
 
Location: Thor Damar, God of thunder and monologue..
Send a message via Yahoo to Thor Damar
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

BolianAdmiral wrote: View Post
I love the colors so far. Please continue!

I am amazed I'm the only one who has bothered to post about this... doesn't anyone else appreciate stuff being done with the Cardassians? This is cool! C'mon, guys!
I do, as you can tell from my avatar,and I am really enjoying this exploration of Cardassian aesthetics. If anyone is going to have an interesting sense of style it would be our Cardassians!
__________________
Current avatar brilliantly drawn by Gul Re'jel



Thor Damar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2009, 06:56 PM   #11
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

Thanks for looking, guys...glad you like!
__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31 2009, 06:25 PM   #12
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

All right...new WIP! I know this doesn't look like much progress, but you wouldn't believe how long it takes to do all the layering and blending required...

I'm going to save the hair and face for absolute last, because I have no doubt they'll be the most difficult areas.

__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31 2009, 06:32 PM   #13
Thor Damar
Rear Admiral
 
Thor Damar's Avatar
 
Location: Thor Damar, God of thunder and monologue..
Send a message via Yahoo to Thor Damar
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

I'm liking the interplay between the black and the purple, it really makes it stand out. It's also good to see the proper Cardassian Gray predominant in this design.
__________________
Current avatar brilliantly drawn by Gul Re'jel



Thor Damar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31 2009, 07:32 PM   #14
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

Thor Damar wrote: View Post
I'm liking the interplay between the black and the purple, it really makes it stand out. It's also good to see the proper Cardassian Gray predominant in this design.
Thanks.

I actually have three different grey palettes going here--warm greys for the main part of the robe, cool grey for the sash and trim, and French grey for the skin.

(All of these being Prismacolor pencils.)
__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1 2009, 06:58 AM   #15
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: Cardassian regional clothing--the ruviyal of Nevot

OK...new WIP. The main part of the robe is now complete, plus a little sample of how the sleeves are going to look.

There will only be two more WIPs from this point forward: the complete robe, and then the face/hair (which will be last).

Enjoy!

__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cardassian, sigils and unions

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.