Star Trek: The Pajama Party

Here is a stripped-down version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Because of their strange uniforms, I like to call it Star Trek: The Pajama Party. I like the way the visual style differs from the TV series and the subsequent films. This movie is the redheaded stepchild of the Star Trek franchise. (Please note the cell phones mounted in their bellybuttons. Gene Roddenberry was a true visionary.)

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Saturday afternoon doodling

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I hope you’re all having a great weekend and staying cool.

I just finished the first draft of my new novel and now I’m taking a break from writing. If I push forward and start on the second draft right now, I’ll just write a bunch of slop I’m not proud of. I need a siesta. I need to shove the whole thing out of my head for a little while and focus on something else.

I want to do some drawing. I promised my friend Belinda I would do a portrait of her. I’m also itching to draw Noemi of Pinay Flying High. She lives in Dubai but she doesn’t stay there very often. She hops all over the world, posting pictures of beautiful scenery and delicious food. I would really like to draw her with some kind of strange/exotic background. I think that would be a lot of fun.

But I’m out of practice right now. I haven’t drawn anything lately. So today I did this warm-up doodle, just to get things rolling again. I drew Patrick Stewart (a.k.a. Captain Picard of Star Trek: the Next Generation) with little people sprouting from the top of his head. The picture is vaguely inspired by my friend Theanne and her blog, Out Of My Mind Images. She’s been drawing people with various things on their heads lately. I enjoy her work.

Maybe I’ll post drawings of Belinda and Noemi next time.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Try not to melt.