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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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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Always thought he looked better that way.  Too bad they never incorporated that image in the last movies.
NymphettEcho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
he looks fab in a goatee. thanks for the fan art!
BruceHulkBanner Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
great art Spock was so bad ass in that episode
auratrekkie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Great and amazing job!
starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. I love the colouring!
DrForrester87 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
EVIL SPOCK! He's my phone wallpaper.
zreality Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
This is a wonderful tribute!
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 :)
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HA! The Cool Spock! ;)
Avalon620 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, Mirror, Mirror. :D Love that one!
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!
ackeibler Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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 :)
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!
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.
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?
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
JanVize Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
awesome *-*
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:
choffman36 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you appreciated
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!
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 well...he has green blood running through his body!
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:
VengaFett Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
I like how the beard actually looks real :D Excellent job, I really liked that alternate universe brother and I speculate whether or not he decided to listen to Kirk or not about revolution...
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
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.

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!
Dzerzhina Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Nice! I liked the episode that came from, and great colors!
DefyingCalories Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I want to shave his beard soooo badly.
I love you.
For this.
hpWiz Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
love it!
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]
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..
NirmanakayaART Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
this is awesome! I have not been able to master those pastels....
esanssi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job :D

Also a nice nod to the band Spock's Beard :)
Dynamoe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
He looks so wicked with that ;-) Great piece, well done
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
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...
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 you have to pay to use it or something? o_O
You're welcome by the way =]
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.
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 =]
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.
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!
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.
chewbacarules47 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   Writer
you can tell hes evil because he has a go-t
uss-enterprise-club Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Great coloring job!
oldschoolclassic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it, one of my favorite episodes. Fave!
gabietink Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
Very well constructed and overall pleasing. ^_^
peanut147 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
You did an awesome job on Spock in the mirror universe episode.
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
choffman36 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah when I first heard that band's name I started was evil Spock!
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