So originally when I drew this I got excited about drawing the Trinity glasses because my wife owns an original pair that came out with the movie (she doesn’t wear them).
At any rate, Trinity isn’t wearing them when she smashes this poor jobsworth.
Of course this guy probably thought he was off for a day of busting computer crime and making the internet a safer place for everyone. He probably had his whole “you wouldn’t steal a car” speech planned and then this hacker woman drop kicks him across the room.
Then he has PTSD and has to quit the force, a year or so later he’s working security at some power plant…
So for the last two NoGum Trading Cards for this month I had an idea to do a variant double and then I got obsessed with replicating an image with two states.
No cult film does that better than John Carpenter’s They Live.
I did both drawings separately and I will sit down and paint them by hand but for the purpose of the cards I decided to digitally colour them and to only change the bits I needed to for the effect.
And you’ll never see it on the cards but they definitely line up:
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So ever since Michelle Ilia over on twitter misread the Teen Wolf illustration’s title as Teen Worf the idea has taken root inside my brain and forced me to think of little else than the idea of Worf Shuttle Craft Surfing.
The idea that Riker and Worf found an old beat up type 6 shuttle and rechristened it the Worf Mobile makes me laugh.
So here is the culmination of the original idea mixed in with the misread and then expanded on for this Teen Wolf / TNG mashup.
I did this traditionally but then coloured it digitally so I could reuse it for a bunch of things including a limited set of prints.
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.