Originally I was going to paint this last one as a bright sunny day in Unimatrix Zero but I was concerned that it would be too jarring along with the other Borg Queen pieces.
Then I watched the episodes (man a lot of you really hate these episodes) and I noted that it was night time in Unimatrix Zero in a lot of the scenes which made me think that I could still do it and have the piece stand within the set.
I also gave this one a slight Disney’esque vibe to it, not sure if anyone will notice that or not.
This was the original illustration I was going to add to the Locutus one but it was a very pleasant detour into the other images and characters. I think I have at least one more in me but I haven’t really planned that piece out except for a vague idea in my head.
Seeing this, I kind of really want to see Admiral Janeway punch the Borg Queen in an act of defiance LOL.
As I mentioned over on Patreon I’m surprised to discover how much I really enjoy drawing the Borg Queen, originally I was only going to draw a couple of these but now I’m working on a couple extra ones.
When I teased that I was doing another Borg Queen piece I was hinting at a particular character, what I got in return were a whole bunch of character suggestions that were honestly too good to ignore.
So I stole all (most) of them.
I really love that Hugh is back in Picard, I think that’s pretty awesome that they’d bring him back and really tie that whole story line back in. As soon as I started think of Hugh though I got this idea of a motherly Borg Queen sending him to clean up his alcove or the like and so this was born.
There’s a few more Borg Queen pieces coming over the next couple of days so watch out for them. In related news I may need to go pick up some green paint LOL.
I’ve been busy plugging away in the background working on the list of commission pieces and every once in a while I need to take a break and do something for the pure joy of drawing it.
This is one of those pieces.
There was discussion on Twitter over who was the best Borg Queen and it reminded me how much I enjoy drawing her and should really do so again. A couple of ideas began bouncing around my head and then this started to form.
I admit I did consider just leaving this black and white:
But then I do like me some Borg green and it’s not a colour I often get to work with so I took the chance and painted it. The cables came out exactly as I hoped and with the crosshatching there’s almost an air of a spider’s lair to this which is perfect.
The original is a lot lighter than the digitally treated version above but that’s almost a delicate touch in itself.
A little background on this one, last week I posted an image from my archives to social media which I’ve been doing on and off. As various blogs and channels have disappeared so have some of these images so I want to give them new life and they are an interesting look at my progress.
Some of them make almost no sense out of context and I’ve forgotten what the context is for some of them including:
From what I can tell it’s a picture of George Washington punching Bigfoot in his junk…
Funny thing though is that this little archived gem has produced more messages than almost anything else I’ve ever posted. People suggesting it could be the first Doctor Who punching Chewbacca in the nads and a bunch of requests for a high res image (which I don’t have).
Far be it for an attention starved person like myself to ignore that apparently there’s a niche out there for random pop cultural figures junk punching each other.
DO NOT HIT ANYONE IN THE JUNK
So I went big but easy for the first team up and I gave the power over to the gang on Patreon to decide. Despite throwing my own support behind Kong it was the king of the monsters that won the day.
I need to work out a way to generate random combinations of characters and if anyone cares about this one I’ll work on something in the future.
This would have been the next card in the set of Dominion War themed cards had it gone forward. A real shame actually as the whole series as a set came together quite nicely and these are some really fun images to be doing.
Yes the communicator will be coloured in before the original requester gets his hands on it 🙂
So for this week’s Creative Prompt I took it easy and dredged up an idea I had a couple of years back that prompted me to write a short five page comic.
I said in the newsletter that I’d share it so here it is. The prompt was literally the line “burn it all” and around that I built this little prologue scene:
This was all just purely an exercise to get an idea out of my head but I still don’t mind some of the panels and the pacing of it all. Everything you do is a learning experience and so the next time I do a mini comic it’ll be better or more detailed or different in some way.
If you follow me on social media you’ll know that in the last eight years I’ve drawn two Game of Thrones illustrations and this Arya is one of them which seems insane. But it’s just one of those franchises that I’ve had little to do with drawing wise.
I’ve drawn a little Buffy in the past but not much so it was really nice drawing her in my style and finally Major Kira whom I have indeed drawn many time LOL.
A great set of characters chosen by the client and a great joy for me to step into other franchises 🙂