IF YOU’RE A GARAK FAN, I highly suggest reading The Crimson Shadow if you haven’t already. It’s about the political situation on Cardassia almost a decade after the war. You’ll have to read Revelations and Dust first just so you know what’s going on, but it’s REALLY WORTH IT, and it has a lot of stuff that A Stitch in Time already established, and it basically got Cardassians and Garak’s personality PERFECT.
Also if you’re like me and really fucking loved In The Pale Moonlight, read Hollow Men by the same author, it’s about the direct events afterwards, it goes back and forth between Sisko and Garak in San Fransisco (and a little side story on ds9 that isn’t too memorable BUT) wow this author writes Garak amazingly.
Thank you this has been an over-excited psa.
So I was playing with my winter clothes…..
And something felt familiar about this…
My bf jumps up and shouts “Pah-wraith Dukat!”
I can see it, if i squint.
Yeah now I can see it.
First post in aggeesss! I decided it would make a lot more sense if I used this blog as a more general Star Trek doodles blog than specifically as a TNG comic blog (though I will put more of those up when I get round to scanning them!)
In the meantime, here’s something for the DS9 crowd. I’m very new to DS9, only started watching it for the first time recently and just finished season 1. The characters are great, and I regret missing out on this when I was younger. :D
Mostly this is cardassian (pfft, read: Garak) redesigns, to be more reptillian. I’m not at all the first to do this by a long shot, and actually in this case 100% credit to Spica-tea’s designs for inspiring me. I wanted to go even further in the reptillian direction since ALIENS and also I don’t have the limitations on me that the show had in terms of what they could do.
It might be a bit too much for most people’s tastes? It certainly makes interaction between different species a bit harder. They came out a bit more like birds, and have extremely dexterous talons, the hair on their heads/necks and tail is more like feathers. They probably walk like raptors too, heads bobbing threateningly and looking at people from the side.
I have real trouble keeping proportions when drawing aliens though, so these sketches are a bit all over the place.
The other redesigns are Bajorans as more primate-inspired. Not really based on as much show stuff as reptillian-Cardassians are, but I felt it fit not only for a people who are quite culturally rich, but also made a good contrast with their oppressors.
Bonus Ocampa (larger cranium and smaller stature) and Ktarian (much more goat/unicorn-like) too!
(sorry for the enormously long post)
(Also sorry for the Bashir/Garak shipping there if people don’t like that, I FORGOT I EVEN DREW THAT)
Bashir’s attempt at attraction using the skant uniform appears to have been successful after all. Or maybe Garak just really can’t bear to see such miserable clothing on the good doctor.
If I keep drawing it, will it make new episodes/fanfics magically appear? 8D
(Garak’s arms possibly came out slightly too thin, in my effort to push the lizard aspect of quite a thick-set body with much thinner saurian limbs. Also: it’s very difficult to communicate middle-aged podge on a reptile, I did not anticipate this. XD)