02 October 2008

Captains


22" x 22", watercolour, 1999, private collection

I thought it would be fun to paint the lead captains of all the Star Trek series having a drink on Kirk's bridge (he being the first, and my favourite, captain, with Sisko right behind –literally, here). I scoured my reference to look for the captains drinking and I ended up with these images to work from. I was hoping for something more celebratorial, but I found it kinda funny that it looks like Picard is either drinking way too much or is showing off (or something) as the other captains look on...a little displeased or unimpressed (especially Sisko, my second favourite captain). I do like Picard and it's too bad you can't see his face, but the composition works well this way --better than a cheesy "family portrait" type of arrangement.

From left to right: Benjamin Sisko, James T. Kirk, Kathryn Janeway, and Jean-Luc Picard.
I wanted to add Christopher Pike but couldn't find good reference (or at least couldn't work him into the composition).

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