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Spock and Ichaya by jmsnooks Spock and Ichaya by jmsnooks
Spock and Ichaya, done for ~TheTowerSentry in exchange for her rendition of my character Alfred [link]

This is a pure colored pencil drawing, meaning that every visible component is colored pencil. I thought about using ink on my lineart, but lately I've been using ink as a crutch, which is OK for comics but for other stuff it's really just a crutch. So I decided to be a man and make it all colored pencil. Originally I drew it all in pencil, scanned it, and erased my lines in order to apply color. The raw pencil drawing can be seen here: [link]

She asked for Spock, so I decided to draw a younger Spock, perhaps when he was a teenager, in keeping with the spirit of the new ST movie that is coming out around Christmas. I also decided to throw in Ichaya, his pet Selat. The Selats are kind of like bears, but with the minds of dogs. However, there is a wild variety of Selats that will eat people. Anyways, Ichaya was his fathers pet before Spock was born, and since Sarek was about 100 years old in the STTOS episode "Journey to Babel" it is logical to conclude that Selats have a pretty decent lifespan. Unfortunately, due to an alteration in the timeline inadvertently made by scientists tampering with the "Guardian of Forever" Ichaya was killed while defending pre-adolescent Spock from a wild animal in the desert. So Ichaya was actually dead before Spock was in his teens, but originally it was not so. Anyways, Vulcan really does have no moon, as Spock said, but what it does have is a very close companion which does have a moon. The companion planet (which I believe is called T'kut but I'm not certain), stays pretty close to Vulcan all year around and serves as a moon. It has a small red moon which circles so fast that from Vulcan the companion and it's moon look like a giant eye scoping out the landscape.

Unfortunately my scanner tends to wash out the colors and distort the images. It causes the images to appear as though one end is sloping upward, whether this is an artifact of the scanner bed being to small or the scanner being to shabby I don't know, but the result is part of Ichaya's feet got cut off as I usually lose a small portion along the bottom of any artwork done on paper larger than standard computer paper.
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KaptynQerq Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. Looks as if the planets are going to land on him, they're so close.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe they will, you never know.
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KaptynQerq Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha c:
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I love this! It is very evocative and the colours are rich and brilliant! The oranges, yellows, reds, and greens go together so well! Spock's face looks a bit weird though, shapewise. It's a very good picture though :D
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. I probably ought to do some more Star Trek fanart. I don't know why the idea has not crossed my mind more frequently. Vulcan kind of bears a superficial resemblance to Mars don't you think? Yea his head is too big, next time it will be better.
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely adore Star Trek and other shows like Babylon 5. They have so many underlying messages that are important for people to really pay attention to. I wish I could go back to the days when I could look forward to a good all-new episode of Voyager... it's the price of growing older - all your favourite shows start ending, and then you're stuck with these new, uninteresting shows and have to buy the box-sets of the older shows. Upside is you can watch them any time you want once you get them XD
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I wish I could go back to the days when I could look forward to a good all-new episode of Voyager... it's the price of growing older - all your favourite shows start ending, and then you're stuck with these new, uninteresting shows and have to buy the box-sets of the older shows. Upside is you can watch them any time you want once you get them XD"

--I feel exactly the same way. And they canceled Enterprise in favor of "reality TV". American programming seems to really suck these days, which is why I tend to find solace in Japanese stuff. Box sets are definitely the way these days, I have all of STTOS, half of STE, and the first 2 seasons of STTNG. Then I also have all of Farscape and the original Flash Gordon series. I started collecting STTNG about a year ago. It amazed me how much stuff got by me when I watched the stuff for the first time as a kid. I didn't pick up on a lot of the metaphysical concepts or even some of the more blatant stuff. I never knew that Worf had sex with Kaylar on the holodeck, I always thought they had a rough Klingon makeout. So whenever they were arguing for the rest of the episode I took Kaylars side. Whenever I watched it again as an adult I took Worf's side. I definitely want to collect the rest of the series and watch it all with my adult's level understanding.

Babylon 5...haven't seen much of that. Is it pretty good or does it get to be like a soap opera?
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Reality TV... is anything BUT reality. Might start collecting TNG and the others as well... and Babylon 5 is not like a Soap Opera - it's more like Star Trek meets anime. It's got a lot that you would expect from anime, like a complex storyline of a bigger picture, rather than just a story-of-the-week you'd expect from Star Trek. And it has mystery, and shows far-reaching consequences of actions even from the beginning. Check it out on cable sometime... or see if it's on youtube XD
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll have to check it out. Cable isn't an option for me so youtube it is.
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Ah! You don't have cable either? I wish I had cable :(
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No cable. When I was living away from my parents my roommate wanted to get it, but I didn't want to pay for it. If I had cable and paid for it then I would feel obligated to watch it a lot more to get my money's worth. So I will probably never get cable.
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Alpha-Predator Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
Awesome color work man, I know how difficult it can be working with with pencils and you don't have the added benefit of the undo/history keys...

great work :)
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea the undo and history functions are great, but my control is more precise when working in real media.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I would have titled it, "a boy and his dog." I remember how bad your scanner was with color (mine is the same which is another reason why I don't scan color work and just color digitally). You may consider getting a new scanner. There are more accurate ones on the market at decent prices these days.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will whenever I get off my fixed income.
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Egek Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You are really good at coloring. Pure pencil work, ha? Excellent, Im really bad on this field. Thats why I dont have any colored pencil ^^
He really looks like teen Mr.Spock, good work
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, yes colored pencil isn't for everyone, and everyone has their preferences. You also have some skills that I don't. At any rate, I'll put the same effort into the drawing I make for you that I did for ~TheTowerSentry, just as soon as you tell me which of your characters you want me to draw and give me some background info.
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Egek Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, when I prepare the background, I will send you. And Im waiting yours. Two exams left ^^
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I can get started as soon as you send me that. As for mine, I want you to draw one of my characters from my 12,000 AD series, which is my other comic series and the one I actually enjoy working on more. The background info on my characters can be found in the story: [link]

I would like you to pick one, and draw them in your own way however you picture them and however you see fit, but if you need some reference I have a few drawings of them I have made and posted here:
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For that last one, ignore the squares that show close ups of their faces. The close ups are messed up, and they all look terrible. I would rather you draw whichever one you find the most interesting, but if you can't decided then draw the woman. After all, women are better looking.
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Egek Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, but I will not say which one Im going to draw. It will be surprise. ^^

Here is my character:
The story takes place in near future, the year is about 2020-30. First contact with aliens is done. And one alien race started to trade with us. Especially they demand gold. After this trade-partnership, some other aliens discovered our earth and started to come here. We dont know who is enemy, who is ally. Because of this (and some other reasons), the countries which have more relation with aliens, set out to take their precautions. Turkey is one of these countries. (because it is my motherland of course ^^) A new intelligence and security organization is established for alien threat and human riots-activities against aliens. The story focuses on one team in this organization.
You are requested to draw a male officer from this team. This guy is electric and electronic engineer. Aliens mostly dont share their technology. He is studying on their technology. He is taken to the team for technology research and he can be useful in operations. He has no rank. He just joined this organization. He knows how to use weapons but he has no battlefield experience, he is freshman. If I start to draw the comic, the first episode will be the first day in this team of him.
My only request is: Officers should wear a military officer uniform. (and maybe an abstract bg looks cool ^^) I leave all the details to your imagination.
Thats all, if you have any question, you can ask.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds interesting. Do you want me to put him on earth or on another planet?
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Egek Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer to see him on an abstract background like "Emily and Alfred"
It possessed me, in fact I dont like abstract works so much. This means you did really great work.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So then probably what I will do is put him on an alien planet so that I can throw in all sorts of weird stuff for the background and make it look psychadelic and groovy. Maybe I'll even throw in an exotic alien woman or two for him.
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TheTowerSentry Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Whoa, this is so cool. Fully colour pencils? Amazing. The colours look so smooth. The shading is awesome, I especially like the light reflecting off the selat. It's so cool how you actually have the planets appearing as if they are outside of the atmosphere, yet keeping that close appearance. Yay for Spock! :clap:
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it, yes, the planets are huge because they're very close to Vulcan. You can see them pretty well in the original release version of ST1, but for some reason they edited them out of the tweaked directors cut version. If I remember them correctly you can see them in the 3 part episode of season 4 of STE called "The Forge," "Awakening," and "Kirshara." In at least one of them, can't remember which one.

Yea Spock is the man. He was my hero back when I was in middle school, and he still is to a certain degree.
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