Revisiting Transformers Prime on Netflix, I wasn’t expecting to love it so much. Here’s a rare example of me using watercolours.
Yes, I like to write Star Trek fan fiction, don’t judge me. The Body Electric is a “what if?” where Timothy from the TNG episode Hero Worship continued on as a cast regular. He is adopted by Data and is manipulated by Lore into becoming a Borg.
Another entry in my series exploring transhuman dysmorphia.
I don’t think I’ve ever drawn something personal or expressive before, but here we go.
Inspired by a dream I had in which Eleven from Stranger Things met Mewtwo and he revealed that she has psychic powers because she was spliced with Mewtwo’s DNA. It was silly but I kept toying with the idea. So here we have Mewthree? Meweleven? A kind of MK Ultra Pokémon/human hybrid. Mewtwo is apparently genderless, so I tried to make this character as gender neutral as possible.
I’ve been playing with this one for awhile, to go with my Data redesign. Lore lacks an iconic outfit, I think his Borg costume was the closest he got but it fell short of what it could have been. It was felt Batman abs. This should be Lore coming into his own, becoming a cult leader, he’s powerful and charismatic. That is all inspiring for a costume designer. With this design I wanted to show that he dresses to look like his followers but the jacket has an air of authority while also being a bit punk. They are a renegade faction of Borg after all. In my TNG universe Data was incomplete, he looks less human than Lore.
After about three years I finally finished this doll. I was just suddenly hit with inspiration. Her name is Honey Moonrising, she is a 70’s space bounty hunter who has werewolf powers at all times because in space it’s always a full moon.
The costume was based on a rough sketch, then I taped up her body to create the pattern. She is 17″ tall so that presented me with more freedom with the costume, but it was still fiddly. Going with a tight weave cotton and vinyl made the job easier.
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This is a concept that I keep returning to in my dreams. It began when I was listening to Lustmord as I travelled through the city at that time of day when it’s so bright everything seems to shimmer. There’s something beautiful yet haunting about it. Horror doesn’t only happen in the dark. I envisioned this utopian city that was for some reason uninhabited. Humanity had reached its peak and then they inexplicably disappeared, leaving only their predecessors and descendants behind. These two in particular are on a journey to find the human race, during which they discover they have a lot in common.