I’ve started doing a few flashbacks posts talking about some of my favourite pieces from my back-catalogue; first up was my fan art illustration of Willow Rosenberg from Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Today, it’s all about another fan art piece, this time of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, from sci-fi epic Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard was an idol to me as a child (well, still is), and I think a lot of my moral basis comes directly from him. (As well as Hawkeye from M∗A∗S∗H, another childhood fave of mine. Yeah … I had weird choices for a kid.) So I wanted to create a little ode to him while I was trying my hand at drawing from real-life references. And just like Willow, I was really ecstatic with how he turned out.
So I decided to pop A4 and A6 art prints up on my store, along with a greeting card version with an additional banner of text. I’ve always liked the sound of the Walt Whitman/Dead Poets Society quote, "O Captain! My Captain!", so thought it would be fitting for this piece. It makes for a great greeting card to give to a nerdy friend.
I currently have five fan art illustrations in this line of art prints and greeting cards. Captain Picard is joined by; Joss Whedon creations Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds from the short-lived sci-fi/western classic Firefly, and Willow Rosenberg from Buffy The Vampire Slayer; Usagi Tsukino from the manga/anime Sailor Moon; and Princess Bubblegum from the animated show Adventure Time (though she still needs the greeting card treatment).
And like most of my products, you can also buy the Captain Jean-Luc Picard illustration on a number different products over on my Society6, Redbubble and Art Rookie stores, from cushions and cards to mugs and rugs.