A new Star Trek painting? Make it so!
As you may already have noticed, I am a great fan of all things related to the Star Trek universe. I have grown with the characters of the original series, and I have a soft spot for all of them (especially Captain Kirk).
Many years later, I had the chance to watch the whole Star Trek: The Next Generation series and, while they took a bit longer to get used to the characters, I also ended up loving them.
Jean-Luc Picard is truly a great captain and, while certainly not as funny as Kirk, the superb performance by Sir Patrick Stewart is a joy to watch.
Making it so
Some months ago, I painted a nice James T.Kirk portrait, so it was only fair that I also make a Picard one.
They were many choices (and memes) to choose from. For a fleeting moment, the infamous “facepalm moment” crossed my mind, but I finally choose the moment when he will say one of his most famous quotes: Make it so!
As usual, I started first by drawing a sketch with a charcoal stick. It is very important to get the proportions right at this moment as any mistake could be very difficult to fix at a later stage.
In this painting I made his head a bit larger than it was but, luckily, that was a mistake quite easy to correct.
Trying a new brush set.
I have used some of my new Ivory and Evergreen brushes that I have recently purchased from Rosemary’s Brushes for this portrait.
They are a delight to use, and they allow me to use more defined strokes and have better control of the brush.
They are a bit expensive, but I must say they are the best brushes I have ever used, so they are 100% worth their price. I highly recommend them!
Original painting is available in the store.