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Spock's beard by choffman36 Spock's beard by choffman36
This was from a old Star Trek episode where some crew members were transported to a mirror universe where their counterparts were bad guys, and Spock had a beard. I always thought Spock looked sinister sporting the goatee. Anyway, pastels on velour again. I have been studying Basil Gogos work and trying to incorporate more color in the flesh tones like some greens and blues. This was done quick just a fun little thing....
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NymphettEcho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
he looks fab in a goatee. thanks for the fan art!
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BruceHulkBanner Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
great art Spock was so bad ass in that episode
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auratrekkie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Great and amazing job!
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starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. I love the colouring!
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DrForrester87 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
EVIL SPOCK! He's my phone wallpaper.
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zreality Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
This is a wonderful tribute!
Favorite!
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Kifo89 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Spock with beard looks so cool for no reason. And great job on the colouring :)
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HA! The Cool Spock! ;)
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Avalon620 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, Mirror, Mirror. :D Love that one!
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Ebillan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I was incredibly confused after stumbling in halfway through that episode.

Wonderful job, by the way. It's so vivid, I can hardly believe it was done with pastels!
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ackeibler Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bulletpink::bulletblue:Hi there! :bulletblue::bulletpink:

:party:Your artwork has been featured in a News Article!:boogie:
:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow:The link is: [[link]]

(Note: If you would prefer to not have your work featured, let me know, and I will remove it.)

:greenprobe: Have a great day!!! :greenprobe:
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Arenoptara Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
haha the mirror universe episode...:P gotta love Spock w/a beard :)
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Kirok-of-LStok Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Considering that the character of Spock is meant to be devoid of emotion, Nimoy was able to give the character LIFE - Chris, with your use of colour you've done the same with your subject here! Close to being the best portrait of Spock - any universe - I've seen!
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choffman36 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, great compliment and I appreciate it. On the Trek united site, would they be interested in buying Trek sketch cards like this Spock? Sorry, the businessman in me always see's commission possibilities.
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Kirok-of-LStok Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
The forum has a ruling against advertising but if you had them on DevArt I'd certainly push it on the forum. Do you do commissions? I need a cover for my Fanzine Acrux [link] I'd do an interview and send you a free issue as well! How about Empress Hoshi?
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Aevylonya Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student Writer
Beautiful. His expression is very Spock. And Mirror Mirror is an awesome episode. Spock + goatee = :boogie:

The green tinge to his skin and the blue above his eyes are very nice touches. The colouring is, generally, beautiful.

Spectacular work! :D
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JanVize Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
awesome *-*
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fleetingleaves Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
This is awe-inspiring - the colours are so rich, and it's extremely realistic - I love it, especially the use of colour in Mirror!Spock's hair - I like that you didn't just go for black - it's lovely, and this has so much character! :+fav:
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you appreciated
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SuburbanAngst Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Jesus, this Mirror Spock is a thug. He looks like if he took off his dress jacket (I wish!) he'd have some Russian prison tats or something all over him. mmmmm. Dark, and more than a little sexy!
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Aurum-Hwa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Oh my God.
Everytime I read that episode title, I burst out into laughter!
Because...y'know, who would think that any Spock would have a beard.
And now, I see hommage to that particular episode!
Very nicely done.
The colours are nicely chosen. I like how you've incorporated the greens and blues into his flesh tone...as well...he has green blood running through his body!
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Hildwyn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! You did a great job incorporating those additional colours into the skin.

The mirror universe seems destined to be defined by Spock's beard. :lol:
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VengaFett Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
I like how the beard actually looks real :D Excellent job, I really liked that alternate universe Spock...my brother and I speculate whether or not he decided to listen to Kirk or not about revolution...
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shazam26 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am really digging the experimental colors you put into the flesh tones, it does wonders for the piece itself!
Spock's beard is ultimately sinister. O_O
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brianscorchio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist
"I always thought Spock looked sinister sporting the goatee"

I read that as "I always thought Spock looked sinister sporting the GOATSE."

Silly me.

+fav'd
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AngelicalDesign Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow what fantastic vibrancy! You have an amazing talent and wonderful gallery. And of course, sinister Spock beard = win!
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Dzerzhina Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Nice! I liked the episode that came from, and great colors!
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DefyingCalories Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I want to shave his beard soooo badly.
....
I love you.
For this.
Amazing.
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hpWiz Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
love it!
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if you know this: but "Spock's Beard" is the name of a progressive rock band out of California. Their style has been compared to a blend of Dream Theater, Rush & Genesis. Saw them in concert opening up for DT. Check 'em out here :pointr:[link]
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
I titled this drawing with their name in mind. I have not actually heard them, but heard of them for sure..I always thought what a cool name for a band. Thanks..
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NirmanakayaART Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
this is awesome! I have not been able to master those pastels....
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esanssi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job :D

Also a nice nod to the band Spock's Beard :)
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
He looks so wicked with that ;-) Great piece, well done
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LestatDeBratPrince Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
It is people like you that get other people to be just as good at art x] I drew a Spock in color today with my colored pencils because of this picture. Before, I didn't think I could do it!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH. I mean mine isn't even half as good as yours since..well you're probly a proffessional artist and I'm just a art-loving teen, but still. I love your picture so much.<333333
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Very nice of you to tell me that. I would love to see your picture of Spock...
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LestatDeBratPrince Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
hahah well if I could figure out how to use Deviant, I'd have my drawings on my account by this time but...do you have to pay to use it or something? o_O
You're welcome by the way =]
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
You can post drawings free last I checked, it's just if you do not want to see ad's and want additional features it costs some... not too bad.
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LestatDeBratPrince Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
OH. Well anyway I just figured out how. Cause I'm smart like that =P
Spock should be up here pretty soon unless my computer freaks out again =]
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Sereena Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
If this is quick fun, I'd love to see concerted effort. This is gorgeous! I have had a special place in my heart for Spock since childhood and this is one of the best portraits I've seen.
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Dredsina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
They have a parody of this in Dinosaur comics -- Utahraptor is transported into an alternate universe where everyone is evil and they all have goatees!
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Dredsina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Oh, and it literally was a mirror universe in the comic, because Dinosaur Comics have the same images but with different text for every strip, so in the alternate universe, the usual strip was flipped around.
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chewbacarules47 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   Writer
you can tell hes evil because he has a go-t
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uss-enterprise-club Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Great coloring job!
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oldschoolclassic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it, one of my favorite episodes. Fave!
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gabietink Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
Very well constructed and overall pleasing. ^_^
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peanut147 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
You did an awesome job on Spock in the mirror universe episode.
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QBit71 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Now I know, what the band Spock's Beard mean with Spock's beard. :D
Great job. I love it.

:wave: from Qbit
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah when I first heard that band's name I started laughing...it was evil Spock!
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QBit71 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
...but great music. ;-)

Qbit
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