The Akira-class starship is what you call a “fan favorite.” That’s because the ship isn’t really featured all that much throughout Star Trek. An appearance in First Contact, seen a few times in DS9 and Voyager… and that’s about it. It’s never been a hero ship. And yet, the Akira class is remarkably popular. I chalk that up, mainly, to the fantastic overall design. If memory serves, this starship was designed by Alex Jaeger… the idea was to design a […]
One of my favorite novels of all time is Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, although I dearly love the entire Southern Reach trilogy. That novel is what inspired this particular artwork. Which is funny, because it’s not like this painting is necessarily a scene out of the novel. I mean, it could be. But I wanted something that hit the mood more than was a direct adaptation. Hence, the vines and the skeletons. And, if you look really closely at the lighthouse, you might […]
The Starship Enterprise is likely the single most iconic space vehicle design of the 20th century. Which is probably why updating the ship is hard. Somehow, the folks at Star Trek: Discovery managed to create an elegant and sophisticated take on the USS Enterprise. And that’s what you see here. The Discovery-era USS Enterprise, NCC-1701. I love the way this ship is designed and updated. And John Eaves and the team at CBS did a fantastic job. My intention with this […]
The summer in Minnesota has been mostly mild so far. But last week got really, really hot. So, naturally, I started thinking about winter. I think that’s where this piece came from. At first, I was thinking about a ship stuck in the ice. But slowly, it morphed into a more sci-fi-style setting. And, if you crash on an ice planet, you’re definitely going to want to salvage what you can. So the focus of the piece, then, became the […]
So, a few months back, I was commissioned to design a starship and create some cool art. The starship would be the setting for a Star Trek Adventures actual play podcast (for those who don’t know, an actual play podcast is kind of like a tabletop role-playing-game radio show… You get to watch other people play an RPG and it’s way more fun than it sounds!). Anyway, the Endeavour herself has some pretty nifty features. The most interesting is the […]
So, like a lot of you, we’ve been watching some Avatar: The Last Airbender in this house. We powered through all three seasons of the show. And, having never seen every episode before, I can report: it’s very good. The show is so good, in fact, that I was inspired to create some fan art. (Isn’t that always the measure of how “good” a show is? Okay, maybe not….) Anyway, I hope you enjoy this painting of Katara waterbending.
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I have to be honest with you all. I’ve never seen an episode of Avenue 5. That’s not due to any intention on my part. I just don’t have HBO. So I’ve had no way of watching the show, even though it looks pretty interesting (comedies in space can be difficult to pull off, but this show seems to have the right tone for it). But I’m so happy someone commissioned this piece. Because the actual spaceship design here is pretty […]
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This is the third piece in my Star Trek “crossovers” series; this particular painting features the USS Defiant and USS Voyager. I’ll be honest, I love both of these designs. Quite a bit. Voyager and Defiant are so different–but they share a lot of the same DNA. So it was fun to put them both in a painting together. As to who those phasers might be targeting–well, you’ll have to use your imagination. Maybe it’s the Romulans. Maybe it’s Klingon rebels. Maybe they’re […]
This piece of Star Trek: Voyager fan art is all about one of my favorite characters: Tuvok. Especially in the earlier seasons of Voyager, Tuvok is a fantastic character. Sure, he’s a Vulcan… but he also seems to have a lot of personality. And he’s quite snide, which I also like. Tim Russ, who played Tuvok, has certainly been around the Star Trek universe before and after Voyager. And I will always be thankful for the… well, playfulness, he brought to […]
So, I’ve been playing a fair bit of Destiny 2 when I’ve had the time. It’s still a fun a game, even after three years or so (it was released in 2017, wasn’t it?). Anyway, I was inspired to create some Destiny-related fan art and this is what I came up with. She’s a warlock who seems ready to kick some Hive/Fallen/Taken/Cabal butt. There are really so many bad guys to choose from.
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