Last week Penny, her buddy Michael, and I got to do a new pin up shoot out at Thompson’s aviation yard and had a lot of fun shooting amoungst the wreckage and with a few wardrobe changes, too. Penny has a lot of fans here from our shoot at Century Circle, and there have been a lot of very nice compliments sent her way!!! Thanks for the kind words and, as lovely as her pictures were with blond hair, she captures the era again beautifully with her new brunette doo! Just finished working on the first of many of her prints and wanted to share the first one finished!!! Enjoy!
Archive for September, 2009
Thanks for the reminder about the Sarajevo!!! This one was hard to find in the files because it had two lives on the tube. First as the little dark vessel in “Storm Front”, then revamped to save CGI $$$ as the Elite Observation Vessel in “Home”. It was a quick draw and not a lot of description was written about this one, so a stack of horseshoes on my desk was the visual inspiration behind the design. Always fun to come up with new space craft, and the burning ship from #54 was a real treat as well. I don’t recall if it made to the episode or not but here are the remains of the attacked and burning vessel!
To finish off yesterday’s post, here are two more ideas for the Klingon shuttle from “Broken Bow”. The producers saw these concepts and, with some notes added, chose the bottom right concept. When all was said and done, I don’t recall seeing anything on the screen except maybe a blur of the ship crashing. The sequence was a bit more elaborate in the script with the ship pile driving across the corn field in a very Superman-esque type of crash. I believe all of this was eliminated due to time or costs, and a less complicated idea took to the screen instead.
For Episode #51 (the Bounty), the script called for another Klingon ship of different architecture from the big winged ships and had to be a cheap build. We pitched a redress, revamp, and rescale of the Broken Bow ship because the CG model existed already; so was born this new adaptation of it’s prior concept. It made for a fun redraw and it looked really nice on the screen!! Thanks to the Masters at EDEN VFX!!!
Welcome to Klingon Mish Mash day!!! Had a busy one today but wanted to post a few things!!! So with that, here are two variations of Klingon ships designed for TV’s Enterprise!!! The first drawing is of two ideas for the Klingon shuttle from the pilot episode, “Broken Bow”. The ship had to be a small one manned vessel, and these were the first ideas put down on paper. The bottom right was my fav, but this one went into the archives and another concept was chosen….stay tuned for the next mish mash to see the selected pass of this one!
Next was the first major Klingon ship we had to design for the series, and it was described as the Raptor in the script. The attack vessel was of a medium size ship with some fairly heavy armaments. The bridge module shows port and starboard torpedo launchers and simple cabling is seen and would be a prominent feature in all of the rest of the Klingon designs for the rest of the series. The cabling was a detail that was to bring the Klingon architecture back in time a bit as to fit in the retro-ed look of everything else!!! Just went over to Doug baby’s blog and found the CG models of the Raptor and without hesitation I stole or borrowed these fine pics to go with the sketch!!!! THANKS DREX… you nutty li’l monkey butt you!!!
OK!!! Finally, here are some of those CG model shots from the Fabulous Digital Domain of the Romulan Battleship Valdore!!!!! This one is one of my all time favs, and the modeling work is beyond incredible!!! Also in this set of pics is the bridge of the Valdore which is actually a redress of what was left of the Enterprise – E bridge before it was sadly scraped into the trash bin!!! Lots of fun times on this one and hard to believe it was so long ago!!! Enjoy the images and more to come!!!
Scanning the big valdore stuff as we speak, and getting all the CG stuff in order!!!
Howdy friends and bloggers!!! Well, the last month has been rough and chaotic and the blog has been on the light side for quite some time with mish mashes and a lot of unfinished part ones…. This afternoon looks like a normal day and if all goes smoothly, I’ll do a real live genuine post and hopefully finish a bunch of stories that I have started…. Ok, thanks for hanging in there with me and be chatting with you all later.
Happy 45th Anniversary to my all time favorite cartoon as a kid!!!! This one had it all, Scientists, evil villains of all kinds, awesome sci-fi gadgets and aircraft, Monsters, Dragons, Dinosaurs, and Mummy’s, OH MY!!! And a couple of kids with nothing better to do than go on a world wide adventure with their dad and a cool James Bond type body guard nammed Race Bannon!! What was rare for a main stream cartoon at the time was that the bad guys often got shot and killed or crushed by flying boats or massive boulders!!! I remember one episode where Jonny’s dad hollers; Jonny…Hadji, grab some guns and shoot anything that moves!!! Hanna Barbera put this classic out on September 18th 1964 and the show aired on ABC and only lasted one season!!! Truly a masterpiece and has place in history as one of the many classics created in the 1960′s!!
It’s been a while since I have gotten anything Star Trek up, so here is a high res of the Xindi cargo ship that later turns into Degra’s ship. A low res was posted a while back, and with this one you get a better view of all the little details. Next are a variety of Xindi probes, and just like grade school, the chosen version would get a star and happy face drawn next to it, HAAAA! It’s followed by a little ship from episode #37 “Precious Cargo”; I loved when we would get the opportunity to come up with ships out of the ordinary, and this one was a fav to work on!!! A real frumpy ship with a real gritty slice of external piping and details. Finally comes the variations of what would be the new Andorian battle ship. The 4 versions covered a broad gammut of styles, and in the end the upper left idea was chosen and nicknamed the Andorlactica because of it’s Battlestar Galactica (1970′s) front end resemblance!!! So with that, thanks for the fun week and all the fine comments about all the fun pin up stuff!!! Have a great Weekend and catch up with things promised to post on Monday!
OK!!! Happy Tuesday, and here are some untouched roughs from last week’s awesome series of shoots from my home state of Arizona!!!! Swamped again with my new job, so thought you would all enjoy seeing some of the incredible models that I was so fortunate to work with!!! Stay tuned for a daily spotlight on each of these talented ladies and links to their sites! Finally getting a chance to look at all the pictures has been pretty exciting and had to share a little of all the fun we all had putting together some really beyond awesome pinup-esque photo shoots at some really cool places! Thanks to Just Jen, Miss Amanda Lee, Lola De Lish, Laurel Rae, Daniza, Victoria Vertuga, and to James Stemm, Andrew Boehly, and Scott Marchand of the Pima Air and Space Museum.