Alien – the xenomorph

Alien - the xenomorph

Alien – the xenomorph

I’m really enjoying these quick study sketches, they kind of have to be quick because of the Star Trek 365 being all encompassing.  The xenomorph alien has always been a favourite of mine despite the many MANY attempts to completely dilute the franchise LOL.  That first Alien film is still one of the most terrifying and brilliant films and I love the design of the alien.

What other characters would you like to see?

Dr Ellie Sattler

Laura Dern in Jurassic Park by Lee Sargent 2018

Dr Ellie Sattler

Whilst I won’t be doing a “Laura Dern 365” in 2019 as was suggested to me via Twitter the other day I was intreagued enough to draw our favourite paleobotanist Dr Ellie Sattler from Jurassic Park.

I really enjoy doing these ones as they’re a lot more free form and the colours blend nicely.

Five from Dark Matter

Five from Dark Matter - Lee Sargent

I fell in love with Dark Matter almost instantly but sadly right now the only legal way I can finish watching the series is by buying it on iTunes and my budget for media is pretty tight these days so buying individual shows is not on the cards.  So sadly I’ll wait until one of my THREE streaming services get it so I can finish that journey.

This was suggested by Paul over on Patreon and was really fun to do.  I’m really enjoying these so we’ll see what else they come up with.

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Vice Admiral Holdo

Vice Admiral Holdo from Star Wars The Last Jedi by Lee Sargent

Now that I’m more or less settled in to my routine for the Star Trek 365 I’m trying to push myself to continue drawing other stuff.  To eas myself into that I turned to my Patreon followers who have been giving me some ideas of characters they’d like to see etc.

Kelli asked for Vice Admiral Holdo whom I had no idea who she was as at the time I hadn’t seen The Last Jedi.  Since then of course I’ve seen the film and to be fair I’m not really objective when it comes to Laura Dern, I’ll love her in pretty much anything.  She has an amazing look as Vice Admiral Holdo so it was a joy to knock out a quick pencil scribble of her character.

I do think she was kind of wasted in the film but then this is a whole conversation I have no interest in starting lol.

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4. Burned at the stake – 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

4. Burned at the stake - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can DieIn complete fairness this one would be worse if you were a female time traveller and I’ve depicted the angry mob as colonial despite the fact that you had a much better chance of being burned at the stake in Europe around the 15th / 16th Century.  One guy killed 500 people in a two year period because even if you were just accused that was good enough for him.

2. Bubonic Plague – 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

2. Bubonic Plague - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can DieEven with our medical knowledge today it would not be wise to underestimate the bubonic plague.

In the 14th century the Black Plague killed an estimated 50 million people throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.  Spread by the fleas found on rats it still kills about 120 people a year even today.  It is not a pretty disease and I do not recommend looking for photos on google.

Is it weird that I got itchy just drawing this?