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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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