Time again for another ‘Artist’s Corner’.
Once again I’m participating in the Moodle Army Challenge from Haylee’s Aloada Bobbins.
This week’s challenge is to PUT YOURSELF AT THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE!
I wasn’t really sure how to interpret this one to be honest. Disappointingly I couldn’t think of a clever play on words. I considered drawing a half man/half horse combination in space and dubbing it ‘The Centaur of the Universe’ but that seemed beyond my level of artistic skill and, also, I’m not sure it would have been that funny. We’ll never know though because I didn’t do that.
Instead I thought an appropriately tenuous link might be to just to draw something space-related.
At the moment I’m watching the original 1960’s Star Trek series on Netflix, because, although I’ve seen some of the films (both the recent reboots and the ones featuring the original cast), I’ve never really watched any of the TV series. I always suspected I’d enjoy ‘The Next Generation’ – a lot of my mates were into it during my teenage years, but I couldn’t bring myself to watch something I essentially regarded as being a sequel without watching what came before and I always assumed the original series would be dated and a bit rubbish so I avoided it all.
More fool me, because 16 episodes in and I’m loving the adventures of Kirk and co. Yes the effects are dated but in many ways it was years ahead of its time and not just because it was set in the future. It’s also a lot more cerebral than I imagined it would be.
I’m not subjecting Mrs Proclaims to it though. We have shared TV time and we have times when we go off and do our own thing and I think making her sit through hours of Star Trek is more than our marriage could take. And she has let me off watching the stuff she likes that I’m less keen on.
Except for Strictly Come Dancing. Apparently that’s something I agreed to sit through annually (during the months of October, November and December) in our marriage vows. I don’t remember that bit of the ceremony but it was a very full day so it could have passed me by.
Anyway, back to the challenge. And given that I’d decided to go with something space-related, drawing me dressed in a Star Trek uniform seemed only appropriate given my current viewing habits.
Particularly given the fact that Captain Kirk’s first name is James.
However, when it came down to it, and much as I am enjoying Star Trek at the moment, if I’m going to have a geeky fan-boy moment on my blog, then I’m afraid Star Wars will always beat Star Trek.
So I drew me as a Jedi instead.