I’ve had a number of Deep Space Nine Crew commission requests and whilst I love drawing them, I try and give everyone something a little bit different. So on the last one, I went in closer and made it a larger group portrait for this one I pulled right back and made them all much smaller and included the Dominion trio.
I thought about including Dukat or Damar but you can get carried away by these things and I wanted to draw Weyoun as I don’t often draw him or the Jem’Hadar and I’ve never (to my recollection) ever drawn the Founder.
I really like how this turned out, it’s my preference structurally to draw the characters quite small with minimal lines like this and I’ve got a few coming!
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.
I possibly consider In the Pale Moonlight to be the finest Deep Space Nine episode, I could be wrong as I’ve never consciously attempted to rank them but this episode does come to mind often when I think of DS9.
I went with a thicker pen for this because I wanted to create a little more heaviness in the line work. I’m not convinced on Garak, he’s a character I struggle with drawing I think I absolutely nailed angry and frustrated Sisko, well I hope so anyway.
The real bonus behind offering up commission requests is the diverse ideas that come through (being able to buy guilt free art supplies is the other bonus). I would never have thought to draw “Benny” from the Deep Space Nine episode Shadows and Symbols and I really enjoyed working out how to best present it. I’m really pleased with the end result overall and hope that the client is just as happy.
I think the slippers make the piece despite not appearing on screen!
Take me out to the Holosuite is a really fun Deep Space Nine episode that takes a break from the Dominion War to have at least a little fun. This is a Star Trek commission piece which I was given free rein on as long as it was from this episode and we decided to make sure Worf was in there.
Because of the very nature of the episode I made sure this felt a bit fun and didn’t go in for a huge amount of detail!