Friday, September 26, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Packed"


  For this weeks Illustration Friday I was totally stumped!  I couldn't come up with anything I really wanted to illustrate.  So after scribbling out some loose ideas  I remembered an episode of Star Trek where Captain Kirk and the Enterprise were "packed" full of these little furry critters called "Tribbles".  (I had to google "furry space aliens on Star Trek" to find out they were called tribbles.)  I love google- it's so awesome for getting reference- I use it all the time.  In this episode Captain Kirk wore a green shirt and the tribbles didn't have eyes- so I changed it up a bit.  Anyway.... This is as close to "Packed" as I could get.  It took about 4 hours once I figured out what to do.  

24 comments:

PotatoMamma said...

Hey Scott - what a fun illo! Wow you put a lot of effort in creating new IF illustrations - honorable! To my slight shame I have to admit that I often use existing illos, I just don't have the time...

Great job Scott, have a great weekend.

PS enterprise was one of my favs as kid. Of course because of captain Kirk (laugh).

PotatoMamma said...

scott, thanks for stopping by at my blog! business is pretty good thanks. hope yours too - i have no doubt looking at your work! Love your website by the way, you're very talented.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Scott...this is a great piece..I got stumped this week also...but it's always fun to take a break and see what comes to life....

Have a wonderful weekend!

Roberta said...

Oh yes I too am a trekkie!! I personally like the tribbles with eyes, maybe they are less troublesome that way.

You ideas and execution are most excellent!!!

Bee said...

Ohh, I remember that episode! Great idea for the theme and really effective illustration :)

Ginger*:)* said...

One of my all time favorites and your illustration is spot on! Great work.

ms. froggie said...

tribbles! hoooray! great illio, scott! i love how they are packed in up front. feels pretty, pretty claustrophobic!

Juan said...

Excellent illo Scott!!!

Kris-Tea said...

Aaw Great illo! I like it :)

Tracy said...

This is great! I always loved Star Trek...well, mainly Star Trek: The Next Generation. But there will always be a place in my heart for Kirk, Spock, and good ol' Scottie! Wonderful job with these much friendlier looking Tribbles!

Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic work, really a lovely illustration!
Congratulations!

Regards.
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

SCOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTT!!! Oh MOG, you make me scream every week!!! This is just fabu! "The Trouble with Tribbles" Get idea and play! You nailed this one too. I love it. What a hoot!

Amy C said...

hey Scott,
those 'tribbles' are too cute, what a totally fun illustration.
Yep wouldnt a real VW bus be fun, I think I would leave to go on a road trip right now!

Ursula Shaw said...

What a fun illustration! Love the eyes.

Bella Sinclair said...

Ok, you watched a LOT of TV and movies, growing up, didn't you. This is another fantastic illo, Scott! Captain Kirk never looked better, and the tribbles with eyes are adorable.

Kelly Light said...

Ahhh! Tribbles!This is awesome!

Eric Barclay said...

Love your characters and color sense. Outstanding work as always.

Joanie said...

Great idea! Great illustration!

david morris said...

you should market those tribbles- they'll sell like hotcakes!

nina seven said...

i love this! the tribbles are great and of course, capt. kirk! nicely done!

l e d o said...

Nice style you got here. Its very 80s nostalgia for children's books. Awesome!!

MKHKKH said...

So, like thanks for telling us you had a blog you big butt! :) How cool! Can I add you to my blogroll? sounds like sushi. LOL.

Michelle said...

I like your illo! It's so cute! I don't even remember watching that episode, but once you mentioned the word "Tribbles", somehow I remembered the title "The Trouble with Tribbles". LOL. Who knew I had useless info like that stored in my brain? :D

screamy mimi said...

Oh my gosh! I love this illustration! My husband got me into Star Trek and I love the Trouble with Tribbles episode! It is so great and you did a fantastic job with this. I really like your style! I'm trying to learn illustrator/photoshop/painter and it's so inspirational to see work like yours!