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OK....this one has a bit of a story to it. :shrug: Again, as it seems with any Borg-themed dev nowadays. But this one's far from comical.

Those of you who have watched Star Trek know that the Borg use people as their drones--people who had no choice in the matter, and people who fought ending up this way as hard as they could, only to fail.

These are two characters in a Trek fanfic I may or may not start posting up in Fanfiction...the woman is, or as this picture seems to show, was Borgphobic. The obviously disconnected drone had ended up fighting the Borg tooth and nail. Ended up taking out like 20 drones before one of his bombs blew up on him, and the Collective thought it'd gotten a free tactical drone in the deal. He'd expected to be dead, but woke up a Borg instead. So as you can see when he DOES get disconnected, he isn't gonna be too happy about being turned into a walking bio-mechanical tank of sorts....

I'd had reservations about even posting this to dA, but when ~cmdrgabee said she loved Resistance is Futile, I thought again. Her lineart in her own fan works is amazing, so I figured she must know something about what makes good fanart. :aww: So you wanted to see more Trek fanart...well here it is. :D

So, I've seen Star Trek: First Contact recently, and it's helped me in figuring out how to detail a Borg. Believe me, it's not as easy as it looks. :|

Painted in Adobe Photoshop 7.0 with digital tablet and pen. Probably took like 8 hours-2 or 3 increments of shorter time periods to get it done.

Star Trek and the Borg are copyrighted Paramount Studios. I'm just...borrowing them. :aww:
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an extremely touching piece, I Have an STO Character who used to be a Borg Drone, It's with him... It's with him like scar tissue from a heart attack. He even goes full Ahab Like Picard Did in Star Trek First Contact.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that's more common with the formerly assimilated than people may think. It's been a few years since I even visited these characters, but the concept still remains. I mean for all the not-quite-there writing of Voyager, there's a definite sense of psychological trauma with Seven of Nine, for all her loyalty to Borg thinking at first.

Thank you for your comment. :)
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BobbyDavid Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Is the fanfic on Fanfiction.com? if so whats the fanfic called?
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never finished it. It's buried somewhere in the depths of my HD. *shrug*
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alexlyoko13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Interesting
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TAHU18 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
This one touches me.
You can feel the pain and despair rolling off him.

Very good work.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)

I was going for the same emotional punch as when Picard fell apart in \"Family\" and talked about what the Borg did to him, emotionally. That was such powerful stuff, to see a man usually so composed and put-together, coming apart. I\'m glad to hear that worked. :) Thank you again.
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TAHU18 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Your welcome.
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Theta-Xi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
One of mine now too, I think ^^ :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D Glad you liked it so much.

(I think I like it for how clearly I conveyed the emotional punch of this one...I guess the sight of this tough guy, Picard, breaking down because the Borg used him got to me.)
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Theta-Xi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well ^^
Somehow... Absolutely... Sweet - can't help.
The 8 hours of work were definitely woth it ^^
I love it! :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :bows: Yeah it took a while because I wasn't as proficient at digital painting back then as I am now, but every once in a while even a newb does something above their usual caliber. :shrug: It's one of my favorites so far.
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thrashcan-zero Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Theres a broken soul in each Borg of us ^^
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. :D :nod:
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Aeires Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
I like how you put so much emotion into this image to portray the story of a human life perverted via borg technology. Nice job on all the details.

Yes, before the matrix, green meant borg.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D I really was interested by the emotional angst caused by someone who's been forced to do all these things they wouldn't, by a Collective they sure as hell didn't want to join. Seemed interesting, considering the Borg are capable of so much.
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Aeires Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
That was one of the strengths of Voyager. They went a lot into the Borg, especially when they found that colony that had broken away, and of course, having 7 of 9 was a weekly experience. The show needed some work, but I give a lot of credit to the writers for what they did with the Borg.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Yeah, they did do some good stuff. But my GOD, I think some of their later Borg episodes could've used the polish the earlier ones had. 7 of 9 was cool--I liked her. I just think they overfocused on her sometimes.

That broken-off Borg colony should've come back for a repeat IMHO. I would've liked to have seen what a bunch of ex-Borg, who know how deadly the Collective is, decided to change about their little groupmind. You know, to make it something other than Borg, and yet it is Borg. :shrug: And apparently Chakotay had some unfinished business with them...something I couldn't blame him for.
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Aeires Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
Now that would make a killer story. Unfortunately Enterprise won't deal with the Borg.

7 of 9 gets as much attention as Tapau. ;P
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: After that one Borg episode, I'd say it's only fair for them to stay out of Borg matters. :crazy:

And yeah, T'Pol and 7 of 9 acted like clones at first...T'Pol seems to have her own identity now, but damn...when those shows started, I swore T'Pol had to have been an ex-Borg....:faint:
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Bareck Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
AWESOME!!!!!! i love it like magorly hehe. Startreck TNG is my fave :D deffinately gonna fave this puppy.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Bareck. :D :blush: I'm glad you like it so much.
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Novacron Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all the green ;)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005   Writer
Mmm, I smile! It's heartwarming, in a slightly twisted and definitely odd way...:D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: Yeah it is a little twisted in some ways. :nod: But I'm surprised you pulled "heartwarming" out of it. :O_o: Not bad, considering the moment in the story kinda would be...?
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QuinnDx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
It's posted!:w00t:

I LOVE it. And good to see the emphasis on the tears is better from the last draft I saw of it. I feel sorry for Pissy/Kreegis. You've mastered both poses perfectly.:)

Worth it.:+fav: :nod:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D I just wasn't sure how that'd come out, but I'd like to think I could get SOMETHING with emotional punch up to dA.
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QuinnDx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
A first of many, I hope. If you take this fanfic to the drafting level, I can predict much more.;p
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Yah, both this one and Resistance is Futile will probably end up becoming material for preview pics. :D

As you can also tell, all our old comical RPing of the fanfic was all well and good, but I'm going to put more seriousness into it than I originally anticipated. :D And I may trim the Flirty drone down to a few sentences rather than hassling our poor Borgphobe all the time. :giggle:
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QuinnDx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
But Flirty is an awesome character! He can vanish though, and every now and then, we hear a stifled scream when BDSM-Drone is working him over in some remote part of the cube.:D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: :lmao: :giggle: Hey that might just work!
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