I struggled with deciding this one and then went for the first thing that kept popping into my head. I remember beaming (excuse the pun) when newly-demoted Captain Kirk sees the Enterprise-A for the first time and says “My friends, we’ve come home.” The music swells with the original series which to this point has largely been absent from The Voyage Home soundtrack and it adds a nice happy ending for the last three films.
The end scene as they all settle into their roles on the bridge just tops it off and declares that the crew is ready to go off boldly going where no one has before again.
So that’s my pick for the happiest moment in Star Trek, there are plenty more but it’s the one that jumps to mind first.
The first of my crew commission pieces is a season four Deep Space Nine crew. I did this one a little different to how I’ve been doing the crew drawings and I’m actually pretty happy with how it’s come out.
It’s a weird coincidence that I happened to watch the finale of DS9 tonight just after painting this, I’d been rewatching season seven and the timing was just right to put me in a DS9 state of mind.
Back in 2015 I was looking for inspiration to fill a sketchbook that I had and so I gave myself a task. Do a search for iconic movie scenes and then pencil and watercolour sketch them in the sketchpad in the order they appeared in Google images. I resisted telling anyone what the thread was through these sketches, though I hinted that there was one.
Looking back on them I’m actually quite proud of how they came out, those scenes are very clearly from each of those films and if you know the scene you’ll hopefully recognise it.
I believe that there are still some pencil sketches in that sketchpad that I hadn’t painted yet so I might dig it up and see if they are worth finishing. I might even be tempted to continue on the work (I do need to finish up my He-Man collection though and a number of commission pieces!) as the search results have changed so dramatically in the past two years.
Not sure if I have a favourite, possibly Leon and I think I captured the colour palette of Terminator 2 really well.