As I’ve mentioned before, there are many aspects of new take on Star Trek introduced in the 2009 J.J. Abrams Star Trek film that I found very appealing. The opening scene of the film depicting the birth of James T. Kirk, the sacrifice made by his father and the destruction of the U.S.S. Kelvin is still my favorite scene of the entire film. I like the design of the Kelvin, interior and exterior. I was also pleased with the overall design of the Starfleet Uniforms of this era. So, as usual, I decided to make my own pass at it. So here we have my sketch of the Standard Male Duty Uniform, both the line art and the missing Red color scheme. This was completed months ago. I thought it would make a good start to my return to updating this blog.
So, I have to admit, I am a member of Star Trek Online, and I love the game. I’ve never played an online MMORPG until STO. But I understand the draw of this type of gming experience. Such a simple pleasure it is to design you’re own Captain, and then one-by-one your crew. And to customize and name your own starship, awesome. One the funnest parts is to design your uniform. here are all kinds of presets, and add-ons you can purchase like the uniforms from The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. They have recently posted information on the upcoming Season 3 in which they plan to add uniforms from The Motion Picture, and Enterprise.
Now to the reason for this post. I recently finished a couple of drawings of STO characters while trying to emulate the artistic style of comic book artist Ed McGuinness. For the male character, I used my favorite iteration of the the uniform styles available on STO with my own personal color scheme. When drawing the female, just for fun I decided to draw her as an Andorian (My first drawing of an alien, ever) and with a bit of the Mirror Universe flair.
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This concept came up during a whirlwind setching phase where we had numerous Starfleet uniform ideas floating around. The idea behind this is that, for those hardcore Starfleet officers who want to show their affiliation while off duty, they can wear this Off-Duty uniform variation. Its more relaxed, comfortable. Still displays their departmental colors and bears the Comm-Badge. The female version would have a long sleeve shirt available, and slacks. The male version would also have a short-sleeve variant. I have yet to sketch either of those. Look for them in a future post.
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This Starfleet uniform would most obviously fall in the timeline after Star Trek: First Contact. The overall design is very similar, but I wanted to allow more of the department color to be evident. The colors are one of those minor elements that I always thought made Starfleet uniforms stand out from the types of uniforms we see in a lot of science fiction film and television. It was after this that we started looking into designs that allowed the department colors to really stand out…
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Before I discovered all of the various, and rather cool, designs of the Starfleet uniforms created for the MMO Star Trek Online (yes, I am a member) I began sketching out some Starfleet uniforms of my own. These were completed a few months ago. This design was inspired by the Time Travel uniform worn by Crewman Daniels from Star Trek: Enterprise, my favorite of all of the television series. You may notice the color variation of the 3rd uniform. I always felt there should be a separation of the Medical and Science divisions. Keeping the standard blue for science, it seemd appropriate to give medical the mint green color, in keeping with the old-fashioned green scrubs. These are meant to be similar to the jumpsuits worn in the Next Generation era.