Contest: ENTER May Art Challenge - Suggest Your Themes!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Starscape, Apr 2, 2023.

  1. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

    May 22, 2006
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    We're heading back and forward to the 80s in April's mash-up Challenge and voting will soon get underway to decide a winner for March's Blueprint's Challenge. But, and you know what I'm going to say, that's not all we also have an opportunity to suggest some Themes for May's Challenge.

    So, if that last paragraph hasn't totally confused you as to exactly which month we're actually in I'm sure you'll be bursting with ideas for new Themes. ;)

    Please post your ideas here and feel free to discuss, ask questions and suggest ideas for entries for any of the submitted themes. If we can get a conversation started about the challenge it'll help to get those creative juices flowing. :)

    The Current List of Themes:

    Specific Show -- Deep Space Nine

    Dedicated to art inspired by one specific Star Trek show/era. Each month you have the opportunity to vote for a different era cycling through: TOS/TAS --> TNG --> DS9 --> VOY --> ENT --> MOVIES --> DSC --> PIC --> LDS --> PRO --> SNW --> TOS/TAS --> ...

    Transporter Malfunctions
    Duplicates, amalgamations and transmogrifications. Oh my!

    The Menagerie
    We hear about Berengarian dragons, and Andorian bulls, and Orion wing-slugs, and Terrelian seapods and the like, but didn't get to see them. What do they look like? How big are they? What kind of environment do they live in? Will they eat you?!?

    The More Things Change

    Time may move at warp speed, but not everything does. Show us how something Trek has changed over the years - landscapes, buildings, ships, people, beliefs.

    Body by Brand Name
    Since certain iconic brands are bound to survive or be revived in the future, what would a starship/uniform/base, pretty much anything, look like if it was built or designed by a particular company? Not limited to products or types of products the company makes. So what about a starship designed by Tiffany/Swarovski? A tricorder from Blackberry?

    The New Next Generation

    Show what would follow your favorite incarnation of Star Trek.

    This is Me/Us

    Insert yourself in some kind of art...whether a photoshop, hand drawing, or costume photo...something where you show yourself (or a friend/relative).


    A New Year is here so taking inspiration from that show us some Trek Art related to new Beginnings. It could be inspired by something from the start of your favourite series or show us the beginning of a new mission, the introduction of a new character, ship or family member.

    Where My Heart Is, Beyond Antares (nice! using a lyric)

    How do characters/species show their love for each other? Friends, parents and kids, true loves...anything you want.

    Tall Tales
    Or, a funny thing happened on the way to Delta Vega. Dedicated to those adventures that are the most bizarre and unbelievable, the ones where if you described them to someone they'd reckon you'd done a little too much LDS - Abraham Lincoln floating in space, holograms taking over the Enterprise, being shrunk to the size of a toy, evolving into a lizard?! Or perhaps you can think of something even weirder than those we've seen on the show.

    Fighting Stance
    Show hand-to-hand combat at its best and worst - honorable surrender, self-sacrifice, using someone as human/alien shields, no mercy, knock down drag out, fancy footwork, anything goes!

    We're All Friends At This Table
    Depict characters from different backgrounds forgetting their differences, crew of a ship coming together, cooking being a universal language, enemies declaring a truce, etc. all centered around eating and drinking.

    We know our Starfleet crews get themselves into all sorts of temporal scrapes, but how do they (and other galactic citizens) tell the time wherever they are? Apart from stardates, the odd PADD/viewscreen display, Sisko's Saltah'na clock, and a couple of "antique" 20th century watches, what do contemporary timepieces look like in the Star Trek time periods? Especially those from worlds other than Earth? After all, not everywhere has a 24 hour day...

    Not Good Enough
    Art inspired by unpopular episodes.

    Voting for May's Theme will commence ~16 April. Please post your ideas by then for inclusion in the poll.

    Have Fun! :bolian:
  2. Starscape

    Starscape Commodore Fan Art Challenge Winner

    May 22, 2006
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    There's a few days until the poll goes up for May's Theme. So, still time to post your ideas. :)
  3. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 1, 2016
    Where Do I Go From Here?
    Everybody has unanswered questions about what became of their favorite characters, love-to-hate'em characters, and blink-and-you'll-miss'em characters. So where does their life take them in the future? Poetic justice, or a better life?

    A Fate Worse Than Death
    What's a particular character's worst nightmare? No killing them off.

    Believe It Or Not
    What constitutes an urban legend in the Trek universe? Mysterious creatures, celebrity sightings, gossip about famous legendary Starfleeters...what stories do the new recruits whisper by warp's glow?
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  4. aridas sofia

    aridas sofia Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 3, 2002
    Here are two-

    Matte Painting - This one is another blast from the past. Back in the days before cgi, an elaborate setting was created in painting form to either serve as an establishing shot (eg Janus 6 and Starbase 11) or something into which live action could be inserted (eg Delta Vega and Scalos). For this challenge, create a matte painting depicting one of these approaches to show the setting of your own idea of a Star Trek setting we have yet to see.

    Storyboard - In the words of Wikipedia, a “storyboard is a graphic organizer that consists of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture” or television show. Here you can try your own hand at the process, creating a storyboard for a sequence from your own Star Trek story involving established or imagined characters.
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  5. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 1, 2016