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STAR TREK: The Next Generation: Brother's Keeper by Jerome-K-Moore STAR TREK: The Next Generation: Brother's Keeper by Jerome-K-Moore
Comic Book Cover, DC Comics, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Pencil, ink, china marker, gouache, zip-a-tone shading film. A surrealistic visit to the Holodeck for Worf, Picard, and Geordi LaForge. Data had apparently lost his head again, and Geordi was stuck with a mystery.

The texture of Geordi's 3-piece suit was achieved by laying two sheets of adhesive zip-a-tone shading film on top of one another at a 30 to 40 degree angle, creating what is referred to as a moire effect.
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silent-mage Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My favorite duo are the main subject..i love it
Rose-WolfeXX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Dude, this is frakking awesome. Seriously. Fantastic job here.
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Love it, love it, love it. I really like your attention to detail.
And is that supposed to be Reg?
Really like are these still for sale anywhere...?
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Ooh, this is amazing.
Shaniah Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
VEry great job!
P-JoArt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
That's wonderful! Awwww Data's expression is so... dataish! X°DDDD
OMG there are TNG comics? Why I didn't know??? O__o I wanna read them!!!! T________T
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! Not really my style, but that had to be hard to make.
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!

It wasn't easy to do, but I had fun.

I understand that lots of people are obsessed with the Japanese manga/anime style these days... for some reason.

Oh well. :)
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like anime style, but realism even more. :) I prefer colours too.
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I see.

I think achieving the proper balance in realistic illustration is best. If an illustration gets too realistic, it too closely mimics a photograph, and then there's little point. It becomes merely a stunt without viewpoint or expression. That's fine if your objective is simply to deceive the viewer by proving you can simulate photography. Before the invention of the camera, this was indeed a great feat. But now? Just take a photograph. lol

As far as color, there are times when black and white is preferable, just as it can be in cinema. Color can distract from the details and nuances of a well-rendered illustration, diminishing certain effects the artist originally intended. My Star Trek cover illustrations were done with this in mind, never relying on color to uplift or rescue the design or composition. In fact, I was most often disappointed by the color application in the final publication.
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