Cyfa's art challenges and other bits & bobs

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

  1. Cyfa

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    Thanks @fireproof78 ! Svjolweir will be pleased to hear that.

    P.S. His little mouth is more interested in fish than eating people from other planets...
     
  2. Cyfa

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    Oh dear, despite not starting work on this month's art challenge until this morning, I thought I'd have plenty of time to finish something unfinished. I didn't reckon on The Invasion of The Time Snatchers (AKA my nieces) not fifteen minutes after I'd sat down to get to work...
    Still, I've managed to pick something from the jumble of years-old sketches below, and have started some colouring in!

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  3. fireproof78

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    Priorities, man, priorities.
     
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    DAMN, SEEMS YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY
     
  5. Cyfa

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    - Yeah, I know, I know... Star Trek is All. My sister's urchin children shouldn't get a look in this close to the deadline of the monthly art challenge! :lol:

    - And that's not even the half of it! I've got two box files full of sketches and drawings and half realised designs going back to the late 90s, and the select few pictured up there came out of the first quarter of one file! I also found a few bits and pieces (the sketch pad in which that nautilus starship features) in one of my old art school folders. The urge to procrastinate and sift through every single scrap of paper in those files and folders was (and still is) almost overwhelming!
     
  6. Cyfa

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    So, I've managed to get something done this morning:

    This is the original sketch from many, many years ago (although, those antlers weren't on the original - I think I added those a couple of years ago along with defining some of the lines, ranks, commbadges etc.)
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    And this is a hastily re-sketched and coloured version (some of the names will change for the final version)
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  7. Cyfa

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    Here's the next stage:

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    As you can see, I've changed the name of the ship from Straxus (named after the cool, but evil, axe-wielding Decepticon commander of Polyhex), to Rosecrypt (named after a communications encryption invented by Uhura in the novel The Pandora Principle). The uniforms are redesigns of those 80s-looking civilian/science outfits featured in TNG: "Time's Arrow" and "Realm of Fear".
    As for their lack of humanoid faces: don't worry, I haven't gone all Charlie X on them - I'm just hopeless at faces, so I didn't even attempt them!
     
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  8. fireproof78

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    Color me intrigued.
     
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  9. Cyfa

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    Unless I get distracted, I'm going to have a go at more detailed individual sketches of Ketwek and Misil (from lower left of the December 30th photo), and also the spherical hulled Rosecrypt (lower left of the upper right sheet of paper from the same photo).
     
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    OK, so I got distracted, waylaid, interrupted et al... Still, I managed to find a few minutes to come up with a quick-and-dirty sketch of an alternate universe Starfleet uniform for this month's Art Challenge as set by @DeMilburn :

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    The uniforms are an unlikely combination of the 2260s Romulan Star Empire service uniform, the 2270s-2290s Starfleet "Monster Maroons", and the 2370s Starfleet standard duty uniform. The rank insignia are my own design as exquisitely modelled by @Scribble
    They came about in a universe in which Torias Dax didn't die in the Infinity transwarp test shuttle accident (because transwarp worked - not the space salamander version, just a significantly faster & more efficient warp drive) and the Romulans ended up joining the Federation (just in time to save it from a massive Borg incursion - but that's another story).
    Romulan models, T'Cael and Ry'iak are named after characters featured in Final Frontier by Diane Carey.
     
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    different but within the type you could expect to see.
     
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  12. Scribble

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    I enjoyed all of the "Giant" Trek books, including "Final Frontier".

    Love this uniform design and I'd like to see it developed and other views.
     
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  13. Cyfa

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    ^ I keep meaning to re-read Final Frontier, as it's been a few years (decades?) since I last read it, and I really loved it. However, I've just looked on my book shelf and can't see it! I'm hoping it's just in a box somewhere...

    As for the uniform, if tomorrow turns into another "snow day" I'll have a go at a more refined version.
     
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    After a busy month with both my family and my blog, I'm just starting to get back into a bit of Trek art. Since coming up with the 2260s Romulan style inspired 2370s Starfleet uniform up there ^, I've pondered a 2370s update to the 2250s Discovery uniform:

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    This is just a quick sketch to show basic design and colours. Our models today are Commander Marcelino (named after the Grissom comms officer actor in ST III) and Lt. j. g. zh'Ithpirin of the communications starship USS D'Hennish (named after this Cool Cat).

    On the "To Do" list are: development of the Romulan/DS9 uniform, and a transforming Oberth-class starship for this month's Art Challenge.
     
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    yep see the big square shoulders and the cube knit look of the romulan style.
    Also very late 80s too which is why that sort of style was prevalent during the romulan uniform in the making of tng
     
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    I've just realised that the off-kilter shoulder quilting and the piping along the other shoulder of the preceding uniform makes it look too much like the 29th century Starfleet uniforms from VGR: Relativity. I'm going to have to change them now (also, my original design notes were for a rusty bronze shoulder, not grey).
    But, until I get around to those amendments, here's what I've got so far for this month's Art Challenge:

    The first idea: An Oberth-class starship that transforms into Autobot siblings.
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    Some cut-outs and very rough sketches to work out what moves where in the transformation sequence (the primary hull & nacelles "brother" is looking a little dumpy...):
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    This morning's effort - the secondary hull "sister" was supposed to be in a fighting pose, but looked more like she was dancing, so I popped a drink in her hand and imagine she's tearing up the dancefloor at somebody's wedding. Her "brother" is running up to remove her before she causes an embarrassing incident (I've changed his bridge-dome-and-vanes torso into a shield to lessen the dumpiness - and a shield is handy as it may stop him from getting covered in his sister's drink!).
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    I'm not sure how I feel about Transformers having sexes, but for the purpose of this challenge, I'm going to go with it.
     
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  17. Cyfa

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    - Heh, yes! Those TNG Romulan shoulder pads were ridiculously oversized - even for the 80s! I prefer a more "Dynasty" look - still big, but with sequins and other embellishments :lol:
     
  18. Michael

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    That's great! I love this already. :)
     
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    The cut-outs looks splendid :-D
    And also really like the shape of that last drawing. Cool stuff.:)
     
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  20. Cyfa

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    Thank you, both!
    I had a flurry of colouring-in activity earlier and managed to do these:

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    I imagine that, with a few tweaks and embellishments, this will become my entry to this month's challenge.