I’ve been feeling rather unsettled again lately and in need of some sort of change, so of course I’ve altered the look of my blog yet again. I’ve switched from the “Twenty Ten” theme to “Parament”. I was growing tired of the white background, and I think the dark grey makes my artworks look nicer.
Speaking of which, I’ve posted another of my sketches. The delightful face at the left looks the way I feel at the moment after too many late nights and a lunch that might have been a bit “off” (reheated last night’s Thai food takeaway leftovers). This sketch is a bit rough and not one of my best, but I like it because it’s a pretty good rendition of the “Salt Vampire” from the original Star Trek series. I actually did quite a few sketches based on Star Trek, which I might get around to posting here eventually. As usual, scanning hasn’t been 100% wonderful and due to reflection the slight wrinkles in the paper show up as pale horizontal stripes across the beastie’s face. I tended to do my sketches on whatever paper happened to be around at the time …very rarely was that ever top quality art paper. Anyway, here’s the entire drawing…
As you can probably see, it’s done using my favourite medium at the time of ballpoint pen and water-based felt-tipped pen to give extra shading and slight colour.
The Salt Vampire has the dubious honour of being dubbed one of Star Trek’s 10 Cheesiest Classic Creatures.