I was originally going to draw Ezri all meek and just off the shuttle but then after several configurations I realised that I really like Ezri’s smile so I decided on a happy Dax for this commission piece.
As much as I’m loving having Stargate rolling in the background even I have to take a break if only to stop the streaming service from asking me five times a day if I’m still there.
I generally have something on in the background all day as I get used to kicking around the house on my own. So I thought it might be fun to dip into other universes whilst not being completely random so I’m embarking on a tour of the Marvel universe.
Iron Man from 2008 still holds its own as a standout film. I don’t think either of its sequels have come close to replicating the quality of the film, especially the story. The Marvel universe owes Iron Man a massive debt of gratitude for setting the MU on the right path and showing that these films could be done without shying away from costumes and embracing the characters for who they are.
I’ve drawn this before and to be honest it was only supposed to be a warm up scribble but it got out of hand and I ended up inking it and adding a lot more detail than I was.
Weirdly enough my favourite part is the eyes and they were an afterthought when I was inking it.
So this was an interesting request – to replicate the Deep Space Nine Buck Bokai trading card – the Keone Young version.
Originally I wasn’t going to write on the card but it adds to the handmade feel and the scanned version as seen above doesn’t do the original justice as it sits here on my desk it looks quite cool.
I might have to get a photo of it with my Avery Brooks signed baseball before I send it out.
Commissions are still available on the shop but note there’s a lengthy wait despite me getting the headspace to focus on them now. They’ll start to roll out the door a lot quicker now but there’s a decent sized list of people. But as I said you are welcome to join that list.
There’s an episode (possibly the last) where Quark notes how hard it is to be the one’s staying behind and I wanted to capture that look on Quark’s face as he thinks about his friends and family out in the middle of the war.
I am also very excited to open up the preorders for this series of Dominion War Fan Art Sketch Cards. It seems appropriate to do so on Quark’s card LOL but you can now preorder the set (it’s another limited run – I also just this minute realised I don’t own a set of the Women in Trek cards?!?).
I thought it’s all been a little grim so far so lets shoot for bittersweet instead. Originally I wasn’t even going to have Odo in the tuxedo, I was going to have it just prior to that to give the more traditional look. But then I thought it probably important to capture the tux and if I was doing that I might as well have him rejoining the sick Great Link.
I liked the idea that we already know Colonel Kira is a soldier and so being promoted and made responsible for stuff must be a challenge for her when she just wants to get out there and fight.
Which is why I didn’t draw her just kicking ass, even though she is, just not in a physical sense.
I’m enjoying the freedom I’ve got to do this card set the way I want to despite it being a commission set. The theme is broad enough that I can approach stuff from different angles and I’m just having fun with it as a series.