Saturday, May 9, 2009

I'm Not Spock!

But Leonard Nimoy is...and always will be.

We are going to see STAR TREK tonight and I am excited. I liked the series, I like the movies, (the even numbered ones mostly), I liked the Next Gen, and I liked Voyager. I never got into Deep Space Nine or Enterprise though. I don't consider myself a Trekker, but I do consider myself a fan of the franchise and the concepts. With all that said, I am really looking forward to the movie and I'm excited by the prospect of a new group of actors carrying the torch as it were.

So I thought it was fitting to do a Star Trek related post. I have been working on the sketchbook alllllllday. But took time out to do this piece. This was penciled in my sketchbook, scanned and colored in Photoshop. I thought it came out decent enough for a quick piece. I probably spent about an hour to an hour and a half working on it. Most of the time was in the colors. Sometimes painting in Photoshop can kill hours because it is so easy to try one thing and then another, and so on and so on. :)


Shane said...

Very cool rendition of Spock! I thought the new movie was fun! It obviously changed things, but didn't hide it. Overall, a good time!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Shane! We really enjoyed the movie too.

Royce Thrower said...

Very cool Spock indeed. We really enjoyed the movie ourselves. As Shane said, a few changes, but the overall relationships among the major characters seem to be preserved. It has been quite a while since I saw a movie twice in a theatre, but I think this will be the one to end that streak for me and reset my "time since last repeat" clock. Everyone, do yourself a favor and see that movie. You won't regret it.

Craig Zablo said...

What Shane said.

I can't wait to see Star Trek, but am going to have to... argggh!

Brian Jones said...

"Why you green blooded...." Great Spock Gene and like you I'm a fan but dont consider myself a "Trekkie" but I'm dying to see it and can't as I have been fighting a cold all week..Glad to hear its a good time at the movies and next weekend for sure!

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Spock looking pensive and cold, very in character!

I thought the movie was great, definately giving the franchise the kick it needed and a logical excuse to depart from previous continuity. Looking forward to ST 2!