Archive for March 24th, 2009

24
Mar
09

the new enterprise model

 

 

from the Quantum site

from the Quantum site

 

 

 

http://www.quantummechanix.com/Star_Trek.html

 

This is a great view of Ryan Church’s Enterprise…..

And here is the page for Quantum that has created the model from the ILM templet.  I was at the Archlight theater last night and this model was on display. It’s a huge model… about the same size as the Polar Lights 1/350th scale Motion Picture Enterprise. enjoy

24
Mar
09

Romulans from Enterprise

top view

top view

belly view

belly view

uncredited artist

Orthos by the world famous Rob Bonchune

Wah's beauty

Wah's beauty

on the set

on the set

Enterprise Episode #29 entitled “Minefield” was one of my Favorites!!! The story called for an attack by a classic TOS favorite,,,,THE ROMULANS!  the art Department was again a glee with bringing in an old adversary  legend into our Version of Star Trek. immediately the consensus was to retro out  Wah Chang’s original design for our episode, as with the Klingon Battle cruiser from “Unexpected”.  The architecture was pulled back about a hundred years and the end result was just enough to still pay homage without creating a whole new ship. As a final gesture we put the war bird graphic on the bottom of the vessel,,,,,, and just when you think you’ve done the right thing,,,, lighting strikes,,, the graphic had to be removed…  Ahhh,  shuckydarn!!!! in addition to the concept art here are some images of Wahs ship and some uncredited plans from the internet.  Thanks to the artist who created these images and hope you get to see your talents posted here.

24
Mar
09

the 40th Anniversary of ST, TOS

 

 

cachet art

cachet art

 

cachet, front view

cachet, front view

cachet, back view

cachet, back view

 

 

 

 

Many years ago Doug Drexler was putting together a group of CG artists from Foundation and Eden FX to create pieces of art for one of the Ships of the Line calendars, and he let me paint a piece (Traditional style) to go along with all the awesome computer artists endeavors. I had just got a computer and it was as foreign to me as a ballerina in a gun shop so old school was the comfortable choice!!! We were moving at the time and the Deadlines was unwavering.. Doug had convinced Margaret Clark (the ST editor from Simon and Shuster) that I could make a deadline so she allowed Doug to hire me on. Doug came to my desk, took a deep breath and struck a Clint Walker pose over me and shook a fist,,,  you better not be late laddy.  (Later I found out he gave me a fake due date way earlier that what was the real deadline,,, that evil little Monkey Scratcher!!!) I promised with trembling!!! I’ll tell you It doesn’t happen often but I have seen Doug’s devil’s eyes appear and you don’t want to have him go terminator on you….twood be very bad!  I gave him a double thigh blaster one time and had he been able to run after that mighty blow, I would not have be here today,,,, so back to the other story, HAAAA!!! due to the move I wound up painting the piece for the most part on the hood of my car, made my deadline, and overall wish I would of had more time to really flesh it out more. I was quite unhappy with it to say the least.  However  the 40th of Star Trek was coming up in 06 and having a little more computer knowledge I had hopes of fixing that old piece to be what I was wanting it to be. So first I did a big scan and pulled all the elements off and reworked and rearranged them to create a new composition and layout. From there I wanted to make the piece into a First day cover/Cachet so the format was changed drastically and then printed the art on #10 envelopes. from there they got stamped and cancelled over at Paramount pictures on the Anniversary date of the television Premier of Man Trap. For nostalgia I took all the envelopes over to the old Desilu stages on the NorthWest side of the lot where the old show was filmed. Here is a view of both the art, and how the cachet’s turned out.




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