It was quick. As soon as I got home I started to draw Benedict’s portrait. It’s just a sketch with mechanical pencil, so the lines and shading is rather light. This is the base of the drawing,the next step is to deepen the shading and working out more details with 2B (and later more softer) pencils. Many-many layers are coming, along with the chances of mistake.
Graphite pencil portrait of Spock from The Original Series
Summer vacation is coming, and it seems I’ll have some spare time to pull up my pencils. I can’t tell how much time elapsed since I’ve worked on a drawing. This was my latest creation, and every time I take a look on it, I eager to draw again.
Spock is my favorite character of all time. As Henry Jenkins, humanities professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says:
“Spock is sexy for a large number of people, male and female. Many of the female fans I studied really are attracted to the emotional depths of this character. Like many men, Spock represses outward signs of emotion. He’s a character who tries to hold it all in, but who seems to be sensitive, sensuous at certain times.”
This article is the greatest summary what I’ve ever seen of this character’s mysticism. I’m afraid this won’t be my last portrait of him.
My next victim will be:
Star Trek TOS ACEO Project
Artist trading cards of the crew of the original Enterprise
Pencil portrait of Montgomery Scott (Scotty), played by James Doohan in Star Trek TOS
Scotty is the second piece of my Star Trek artist trading card project. Further pencil portraits are coming soon: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Chapel, Chekov, Sulu, Janice Rand.
The collection is limited to only 20 set. Prints will be made with professional printer on high quality paper, signed and numbered by me. Each set will also come with Certificate of Authenticity.
The originals are 10 x 15 cm and the prints’ size will be the regular ACEO size (2,5 x 3,5 inch) Feel free to contact me if you are interested of the set.
Poster print available here
“James Doohan was cast as the Enterprise engineer for the second Star Trek pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before” (1966) on the recommendation of that episode’s director, James Goldstone, who had worked with him before. The character almost didn’t make it to the show after series creator Gene Roddenberry sent Doohan a letter informing him, “We don’t think we need an engineer in the series”; only the intervention of Doohan’s agent meant that the character could remain. He tried a variety of accents for the part, and decided to use a Scottish accent on the basis that he thought Scottish people make the best engineers.”
I’ve desired for a Spock portrait long ago, and now the time has come. This is the first occasion when I use a tool other than plain graphite pencils. I’ve never tried color drawing before at all. I was afraid of it, but this portrait turned out better than I thought.
Pastel portrait on green paper
Pastel chalks – noname from LIDL :), charcoal pencil (Derwent) on GREEN paper. Why? Spock’s blood is green, and it seemed a good idea to try out how’d green blood seen through the caucasian skin.
Captain Kirk disappears while trying to rescue the USS Defiant. Spock must accept the fact that his friend is no longer alive.
Star Trek Episode 3×09, The Tholian Web
High quality print of this artwork is available at my fine art gallery
The Tholian Web
a side by side comparison of the original, and remastered versions
Quiz, funny facts and pictures of Star Trek TOS:
My Star Trek Quiz Lens