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.