Cyfa's art challenges and other bits & bobs

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Cyfa, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Cyfa

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    Thank you, @publiusr :) Although, I don't know that I'd call it talent - More like mucking around with various things until something sticks (oh, and a lot of research/procrastination!). I bet you have talents in other areas that I, and many others, could only wish we had.
    Thanks to you too, @fireproof78!

    Here's a couple of ideas for this month's LGBTQ themed art challenge:
    A rainbow of Trek races. As this is much larger than actual size which shows just how hopeless the likenesses are, from left to right: Caitian (not a teddy bear), Tholian (not Munch's The Scream), Aurelian, Gorn, Andorian, Betelgeusian, and a poor boggle-eyed Saurian.
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    As it's the 35th anniversary of the release of ST III: The Search For Spock, this is an IDIC/LGBTQ/TSFS mash-up. The red ship is the Ralph McQuarrie Enterprise seen in Spacedock when the actual Enterprise comes home (I was going to do an orbital shuttle, but it just looked like a blob as this is only 9cm across).
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    Other ideas at the moment include a Drag Klingon, and a Vulcan couple (both male) doing the finger greeting/foreplay thingy.
     
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  2. fireproof78

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    I understand the theme, but my first thought was of the Green Lantern core.
     
  3. Cyfa

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    Ha ha! Yes! Although I'm not familiar enough with GL to know what all the colours signify (I've only recently discovered that there were other coloured Lanterns) - I'm more of a Marvel fan than DC.
     
  4. gazomg

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    reminds me a little of the banner you commented on earlier in my thread
     
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    Looks like something from Rainbow Brite






    ....no, I didn't watch it
     
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  6. Cyfa

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    - Yes! It's the curved shape, isn't it. Perhaps it was an unconscious influence?

    - Sure you didn't ;) Just like I didn't watch My Little Pony and The Gummi Bears...

    Here's a little teaser of another idea I've just sketched out for the art challenge:
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    I'm hoping to get it finished - or at least coloured in - by the deadline tomorrow.
     
  7. Finn

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    Oh, I loved Gummi Bears, especially toward the end.

    No, Realy, I didn't watch Rainbow Brite :scream::techman:
     
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  8. Cyfa

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    I don't remember any of the storylines, I just remember those Gummi Bears bouncing here and there and everywhere. They are the Gummi Bears!! (of course I haven't been humming/singing the theme song since yesterday...)

    Anyway, back to the art challenge: I've messed it up.
    Here's my Drag Klingon looking more like a camp wizard than a fierce drag queen:
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    It's his hips and left leg, I think. It's not clear which leg is carrying his weight, which makes his pose look a bit off. If I can find the time (should be able to), I'm going to do a more "fighting stance" pose, lose the staff and finger blades, and probably the cloak, too.

    FYI, the bodice/corset thingy is borrowed from Valkris' wardrobe (STIII:TSFS), and the silver head-dress was inspired by her decorative choker.
     
  9. Cyfa

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    I've had another go:
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    Although I didn't go with a fighting stance, I did get rid of the staff etc, and I think the pose now looks more "pop star" than "camp wizard" - a bit more appropriate. I'll probably add a little bit of background, but other than that, this is going to be my entry for this month's art challenge. Boldly Go in Infinite Diversity! :)
     
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  10. SCE2Aux

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    That drag queen Klingon looks absolutely fabulous Cyfa! :D I'm liking your other ideas for this art challenge as well - the swirling idic/starship sketch in particular.
     
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  11. Finn

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    Cool. The only issue I see is that if you hadn't said it was a Klingon drag queen, I wouldn't have recognized it as a Klingon...
     
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  12. Cyfa

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    - Thanks, SCE2Aux! I may debigulate the swirling IDIC to use as a logo on my final entry.

    - Ooh, it's this sort of critique that makes me wish I hadn't left all this to the last moment again, as I don't have the time (or inclination :)) now to re-do it.
    You do have a point though, Finn - as this is such a small sketch, one has to look very closely to see the head ridges (and the fact that they're covered in make-up probably doesn't help?). And I've just thought that I could have put some ridges on his feet like Worf has, which may have helped to identify his species. Oh well - I'll just have to hope that the Klingon costume (however exaggerated) is enough.
    (I also don't like the white "glossy sheen" highlights now!)
     
  13. Finn

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    Dang. Thanks for reminding me to submit the final version for my entry.
     
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  14. Cyfa

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    This is it - I think...

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    Although, now I'm feeling sorry for the little boggle-eyed Saurian and his friends from my initial idea, as they didn't make the final cut. This month's theme is all about inclusion, so maybe I can find a space for them...
     
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    :guffaw:



    I love it
    :bolian:
     
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    I've been thinking about what to do for this month's food related art challenge, and a couple of ideas* have sprung to mind, but I've been too busy and hot to do anything about them. As I don't have any plans this weekend, and the traditional Great British Summertime is due to reestablish itself with a vengeance (temperatures in the bearable low 20s, with lots of rain and storms), I'm hoping to ensconce myself in the kitchen and work on them.

    In the meantime, here's a v.quick recipe book mock-up:
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    This is based on a recipe book by one of the UK's most beloved TV chefs - Delia Smith - and the infamous blue food from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (featured here [sixth paragraph], with sperm whales mentioned here [in the fourth paragraph down]), all co-opted by an Over The Cusp imposter - Delilah Smythe (featured here (danger: swearing!) - who emerged from her cryogenic freezer in the 23rd century and reinvented herself as an Andorian for an ill-advised comeback...

    * Cup & Saucer-section cakes, TOS Food Cubes (bleeurgh!), and the aforementioned blue food.
     
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  17. Cyfa

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    Well, it didn't rain (much), but I've stayed in the kitchen all day, slaving over a hot stove to create a meal (not quite) fit for a Klingon Chancellor and his retinue:

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    And here is what is almost certainly going to be my entry to this month's art challenge:
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  18. gazomg

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    great stuff Cyfa
     
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  19. SCE2Aux

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    Cyfa, both Mrs SCE2Aux and myself are super impressed by this - great work!
     
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  20. gazomg

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    is that romulan ale in the glass lol ?