When I started watching "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" a few months ago, I found that I wanted to see more of the Star Trek universe, especially because the preceding show, The Next Generation, was a very a different take on everything. The two were similar in that they both existed in the same universe, but tonally, they were clearly not the same.
Experiencing all the shows made want to create title cards potential stories that I would love to see in the Star Trek universe. Here were just a few.
"Chronicles of Garak" made sense to me, mostly because the character on DS9 was such an interesting and intriguing person. His past adventures could work as a show. I had to use a picture from Cardassia, his home planet, as well as showing a sense of mystery.
Another idea was perhaps a show focused on the different types of spaceships on all the TV series and in the movies. Simple and clean made sense for this title. We would see so many different types of vessels fly through the show, each giving a quick snap shot of their importance and capabilities.
One of the many challenges of doing minimalist art (or art in general) is being inspired to create something. You don't want to force it, nor do you want to do something for the sake of it. However, sometimes, you start to do one thing and ends up open the gates to a whole new world. This was the case when I first started out. Granted, the first group I did when I started of this was the Legion of Superheroes. I tried to find all the ones that would not only be visually pleasing, but ones that could provide an interesting color palette. From there, I started doing other superheroes and found that some could inspire me to do others in a series and some left me with only one version, but one specifically started me off on several more of the same type.
That particular one was Batman.
Batman has always been a favorite hero of mine. While I'm sure many of us have our favorite version, whether it be Adam West, animated, Michael Keaton or Christian Bale, it made sense to tackle different costumes. I ended up choosing a few ones that I loved.
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