Contest: ENTER March 2019 Art Challenge — “Celebrations at Starbase”

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Finn, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Finn

    Finn Admiral Admiral

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    Welcome to the March 2019 edition of the Fan Art Forum Contest.

    I recently took a look at old art contests. Back in the day, whoever started a new contest would include a long list of previous contests. It got me to thinking about something I always was curious about Trek. One of the images I always found intriguing....those starbases big enough for the Enterprise D to fit inside.

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    I always wished we got to see what they've got in there. We've heard about how the Galaxy Class starship are pretty much cruise liners of the fleet. But the accommodations and amenities we saw on the Enterprise D most likely pales in comparison to what we would find in one of those starbases pictured above.

    At the same time, I was thinking about the upcoming St. Patrick's Day and how some folks like to go to bars and drink green beer. So lets imagine what kind of places we might see folks, both Starfleet and civilian ,could go and celebrate something like St. Patrick's Day aboard such a starbase.


    It can be anything from a scene of a room full of people having fun, to a sign, to a "trekkized" beer draft counter.

    Here are the rules (from the Art Challenge Guidelines):
    • the artwork you submit should be created during the month of the challenge
    • only one final image can be submitted (although it may contain multiple views)
    • your final entry should be posted in this thread (although dedicated WIP threads are appreciated)
    Any questions or suggestions? Please don't hesitate to ask.

    Have fun!


    Thanks in advance for pinning this thread, @Michael
     
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  2. Tallguy

    Tallguy Commodore Commodore

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    Obviously all of these should look like a scene from Sub Rosa. (Or Up the Long Ladder.)
     
  3. Finn

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    Aboard the starbase? I'm hoping for entries resembling what we saw on DS9, or a less gritter version of Babylon 5...

    Though I do have a head-canon idea that some of those starbases especially in rougher regions far from the core worlds does have some kind of "underworld" communities in the bowels of the structure.
     
  4. Admiral Archer

    Admiral Archer Commander Red Shirt

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    Here's my entry, with some background info:

    "O'Ryan's Planet (discovered by Starfleet Commander Paddy O'Ryan, first officer of the NX-03 in 2191) was an emerald green planet that was home to the local Shamin Priests, and by the late 23rd century, was the site of a Spacedock type starbase. The base orbiting the planet celebrated St. Patrick's day with unusual zeal, replacing the furniture in every room with lime green couches and serving nothing but Aldebaran Whiskey in varying shades of green in every lounge. There was even a special St. Patrick's Day light show, during which all blue exterior and interior lights on the starbase were changed to bright green for an hour. Captain James T, Kirk once visited during his command of the Enterprise-A during the starbase's 100th St. Patrick's day celebration, and was quoted as saying 'I like green as much as the next person, but I could stand to never see it again after tonight.'"

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  5. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    you do see in trek the view from a starbase

    the first one that comes to mind is this one from the movie the search for spock
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  6. Finn

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    ^I'm aware. But I always felt the potential of what we could have seen was never realized.

    Anyway, here's something I just worked on...

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    :lol:
     
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  7. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^^^^^ we have a winner....Ha !
     
  8. Tallguy

    Tallguy Commodore Commodore

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    I'm not sure about the privacy aspects of a place like that. I'm afraid everyone would know my name.
     
  9. Finn

    Finn Admiral Admiral

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  10. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    when is the closing date ?
    getting started on an entry
     
  11. Finn

    Finn Admiral Admiral

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    Isn't it the last day of the month as usual... :)
     
  12. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The Celebration is the 25th anniversary of shawshank redemption...lol

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  13. Finn

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    Finn Admiral Admiral

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    Last call! It's March 31st!
     
  15. Cyfa

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    I'll have something finished* soon - within a couple of hours, I hope...

    * i.e. a hideous rush-job that's not what I intended :D
     
  16. Cyfa

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    Not quite what I had in mind, but it'll have to do: "Disco 78"

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  17. Michael

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    So, just for fun I did finish my idea after all. Out of competition, of course. It's a small lonely bar located at the lower ball of Earth Spacedock looking up all along its mushroom shape. It's called “Bottoms Up”.

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  18. BK613

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    @Michael that is really cool. love the perpendicular artificial gravity. would have gotten my vote...
     
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  19. Finn

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    Oh Man. I would have voted for that. I love the upside-down spacdock image with the "bottoms up". That's awesome.
     
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  20. Cyfa

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    This would have got my vote, too. Such a clever idea, @Michael! I love the 3D chess set against the background plant.
    I wonder what the rather lonely celebration is? Or is it a surprise party, with all his friends about to jump out?
     
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