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Captain Janeway - A Personal Hero by FilmmakerJ Captain Janeway - A Personal Hero by FilmmakerJ
Star Trek Voyager is perhaps the most fun, warm, and enjoyable show I have ever watched. You may think that's odd, but there is nothing like an optimistic 90s sci-fi adventure series to motivate you to do great things. And no one on Voyager has been more inspirational to me than Captain Kathryn Janeway, the first canonized woman captain of a Starfleet vessel.

She tough but fair. She's strict to code but understanding. She commands with absolute authority, and yet has the demeanor of someone's quirky aunt. By far, she is one of the coolest television characters I have ever had the pleasure of watching in action, and actor Kate Mulgrew knocked the role far beyond the park, and into the stratosphere.

This artwork has been replaced, now featuring a fully updated portrait, addressing issues and inconsistencies present in the original. For your curiosity, the original deviation can be seen below.

Captain-Janeway A-Personal-Hero FINAL-IMG-01 by FilmmakerJ 
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Keali Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018   Digital Artist
This looks great! Good work on the hair and uniform!^^
FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Student Filmographer
Thanks Keali, and thanks so much for sharing my Commissions Sale.
Yeah, I think I went even further beyond what I wanted to do with this redesign of Janeway. I'm still not quite happy with the way it's been colored. I think I'll return again and adjust it more. But the face, the arms, the hair, it's all so much more true to life.
Keali Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018   Digital Artist
You're trying your best with what you currently know, and it's very telling. ^^ 
I hope you snag clients for all your comm slots!
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome work!  :heart:

Mm ... I feel like I didn't give her a thorough look-see originally, but then again, I was often working when the show was one and unable to catch the episodes.  I did get the first season and she's pretty good.
DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Wonderful details!
allucia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Professional Writer
YAAAAAS.  I can't tell you how much I write her with the coffee and the PJDG and the almost eyeroll. :D

Would any canon differences in your image be artistic license, or would you want to know?  Just a colorization thing.  

(Sorry I'm a little OCD with details!)
FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student Filmographer
We'd have to call them artistic license. Getting perfectly accurate colors can be difficult, even when working from screen shots and promotional photos.

But I wouldn't mind if you want to tell me what's inaccurate. =)
allucia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Writer
That's why I go by Memory Alpha and the sites on the External Links linked on the article.  In this case, it's only the combadge.  I thought the pips were too, but maybe they go silver after First Contact.  I'm attempting to graphic novel my fanfic so I'm obsessing.  Also I try to make my sure my fanfic is super accurate because people like to nitpick...but it's what we Trekkies do, right?. ^_^  

I'm thinking of making palettes available on my dA at some point, but I have some stuff saved in my faves too. :)

I think the last combadge I made I used the Trek Signs font and colored it!  It was super tiny though.
FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Student Filmographer
Whoa, wait. Why would they only keep these uniforms around for 2 years and then change up again? Although, the uniforms seem to change every 3-5 years anyway, so what am I talking about. XP
allucia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Writer
Oh, there's tons of justification and retconning...but you can blame Generations probably, 'cause OMG BIG BUDGET LET'S REDESIGN THE UNIFORMS AGAIN. I think I read somewhere on MA (there's a few different uniform articles) that the previous TNG design became an enlisted design, or something like that...Ex Scientis Astria has more background I think. :)
EnforcerWolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Oh, this is great, I'm also a huge Janeway fan.
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
such a cool portrait!!! I love her, too, she's totally awesome!! Voyager was my gate to the ST universe, it's such a wonderful show!!
Sirena-Voyager Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My all-time favorite captain too. I love her and I love Kate Mulgrew. And being a fan fiction writer, I like to explore her personality and possible hidden talents. She is a bit mysterious, after all.

I also love Love LOVE her relationship with Chakotay. I was so sad it didn't happen in the show, but was so HAPPY to read that it does in the novels. :love:
Ari-Dynamic Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorite captains. :) Voyager needs more love out there, heh.
FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2017  Student Filmographer
It's the far more direct followup to the style of show that Star Trek TOS and The Next Generation were. The original series was entirely adventure based, with new threats and strange happenings every episode. TNG dealt a tad less with adventure, and more with equal parts personal drama, intrigue, and political diplomacy. Voyager takes things further from both, and adds back in a lot more adventure, with entirely brand new alien species and phenomena each episode, but also keeps the political angle by having the Voyager crew build alliances across the Delta Quadrant. I have yet to dive properly into Deep Space Nine, but I get the feeling from what I've seen that I won't like it nearly as much.
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