Cyfa's art challenges and other bits & bobs

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

  1. Cyfa

    Cyfa Captain Captain

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    After a little while away from Trek BBS, I am absolutely elated to be able to share @Scribble 's interpretations of my somewhat ropey alternate take on the TOS Movie Era rank insignia! Scribble's done a fantastic job of turning my pen and ink (unfinished) musings into beautiful models that I think are utterly realistic.

    First up, my rather slapdash approach to the insignia (earlier versions can be seen on page two of this thread). The first column on the left were sketches from years ago, while those in the middle on the brown wrapping paper are from the last year or so, and those on the right (ignore the travesty that is the captain rank insignia at the top) are from a few months back:
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    And this is Scribble's stunning work:
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    You can see more variations in Scribble's scribbles art thread (from page 4 onwards), plus incredible models and renderings of Robert Fletchers original movie-era rank insignia..
     
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  2. Wingsley

    Wingsley Commodore Commodore

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    I would love to see someone try to "reimagine" the TWOK-era rank insignia so that they would conform more closely with the US Navy ranks. (officers enlisted)

    I see the gold cross-braces in these pieces as having the potential to correspond to US Navy braids for officers (or the pips in TNG).
     
  3. Scribble

    Scribble Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    All I can say is thank you, and thanks for the inspiration. :)
     
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  4. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I did once try something that would use TOS/TMP's sequence for the WOK uniform.

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  5. Cyfa

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    I don't have much free time at the moment (does anyone?), and should be working on some alternate versions of the TOS movie era rank insignia for @Scribble to transform into those exquisite models, but I just had to get an idea for this month's art challenge out of my head first.
    Here's my work so far:
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    Can you guess what these figures might be celebrating?
     
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  6. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Let's see, pointy ears, running around, doesn't look like they're clothed.... gotta be Rumarie!
     
  7. Cyfa

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    Ding Ding Ding!!! We have a winner @B.J. ! Now, before I can finish this off, I just have to try and get this slippery Rillan grease off my hands so I can hold my craft knife without it slipping and cutting my fingers off...
     
  8. Cyfa

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    I almost forgot to post my finished October Art Challenge design! Here it is:

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    For anyone who is remotely interested, there's a kind of "making-of" here.
     
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  9. Cyfa

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    This months art challenge is set, and it's another good one: "Let's see your OC!"
    I've got a few ideas and sketches that I've been sitting on for a little while now, waiting for an opportunity (and the time) to make something of them, and the November Art Challenge is that opportunity. I'm going to work on my Gallamite design and attempt to come up with a crewmember for either a Starfleet ship or a private fleet vessel. This is the very rough sketch:

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    This is a Gallamite seated at a glass table - As I mentioned back in April here, it's inspired by the Alien xenomorph with some icthyoid tendencies (barreleye & toadfish), and has two pairs of upper limbs (the smaller, lower pair are crossed and resting on the tabletop), a pair of lower limbs, and some sort of tail. Although, I'm now leaning more towards an Alien-Beluga whale concept - mainly for the lovely Beluga smile, its whiter-shade-of-pale colouring, and smooth physical features. If this becomes a Starfleet officer, I'm envisaging it to be a cetacean liaison officer or navigation specialist in Cetacean Ops aboard a Galaxy-class starship.
     
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  10. Cyfa

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    I've only managed a few quick sketches of my (Alien xenomorph-Beluga whale) Gallamite so far:
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    I think he's looking a little too Beluga-friendly here with the exception of the far right "mouth-open" sketch. Also, I'm not going to give him an elongated head/crest (top left) as I think it would just get in the way. As would those ridiculous circular shoulder-pad thingies that the xenomorphs have. But he's keeping the middle pair of smaller (vestigial?) limbs that the Alien Queen has.
     
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  11. Michael

    Michael Le modérateur de fanart Moderator

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    Looks kinda cuddly. :luvlove: I like it!

    I'm glad I started this month's challenge, because all your guys' work looks marvelous. Now only to find time to work on my entry.
     
  12. fireproof78

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    I haven't kept up on this thread as well as I would have liked, but I really like these redesigns, both by you and @Scribble

    Thank you for sharing. I wonder if I can find a way to put them on a uniform...
     
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    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I guess like me this new discovery show is a blessing and a curse.
    Means a load more logos, ranks etc and more work, but its also a labour of love.
     
  14. Cyfa

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    - Thank you, @Michael - This Gallamite is a really nice guy, and super-adorable, but my sketches have made him look too cute, I think. So, I did this:

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    Here he is looming up from the depths of Cetacean Ops to scare a couple of the Takaya's Whales who work there (he loves to frighten those silly whales :lol:)

    - Find time. Your work is always brilliant. FIND TIME!!!

    - Thanks @fireproof78 . If @Scribble 's plans come to fruition, there should be 3D printed versions in the near future!

    - It is indeed. And we wouldn't do without it.
     
  15. Scribble

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    Awesome! Love the tidbit, too! :D

    Thus far, characters are beyond me. I'm impressed.

    I had originally asked Cyfa if I could offer 3d prints of my digital models of his ranks on Shapeways, but things have changed since and took a MAJOR turn last night (in my mind, for the better), and I should be able to offer these in metal fairly soon. There will be two options: the first will be white metal and the second will be Argentium Silver (better, brighter, and slower to tarnish than Sterling Silver) frames with brass bars.

    It had been planned for a very long time, but I suddenly found myself living alone, so I have the run of the house and I can finally clear some space for my printers and casting gear.
     
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  16. fireproof78

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    I look forward to having money that I might be able to appreciate them in real life :)
     
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  17. Michael

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    Now that is just awesome! I love that you're doing this on black. Very fitting for an underwater creature. Looking forward to how this will go from here. :techman:

    :lol: Thank you! You are a great motivator!
     
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  18. Cyfa

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    - Thanks! I think the whale frightening gives him an air of mischief and playfulness, as well as an awareness/acceptance of his not-always-adorable visage!

    - I know. I keep waiting for that big Premium Bond win, or massive pay rise but, inexplicably, they don't happen. Most peculiar...

    - That was supposed to be a rough draft, but it will probably end up being part of my entry as it turned out better than I expected (even though it's not as good as I would have liked a final piece to be). I'd better get on with finishing it off!
     
  19. Cyfa

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    One of these two will almost certainly be my entry for this month's Art Challenge:
    This first one was a hasty slap-together but isn't immediately obvious as Star Trek. However, it's got a bigger image than the second, and more information.
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    This one was also rather hasty, but at least it has a bit of a Star Trek aesthetic going on. Unfortunately, I had to shrink my drawing of Svjolweir to fit it in a pre-existing LCARS template I'd made. Unless, by some miracle, I don't have to go to work tomorrow and can work on a bigger LCARS template, I think this one will be my entry?
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  20. fireproof78

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    I both like and am terrified by it. So, I say that's a good thing :)
     
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