So this is the second in my series of minimalist characters, and I think it is freakin’ fantastic. It’s amazing how iconic each of the characters are without any facial features except for some facial hair and some forehead ridges. (Actually, Worf would still be really recognizable even without the ridges because of his sash). Besides the aforementioned features, you’ve got Wesley’s ugly-ass sweater, Troi’s weird unitard, Picard’s lack of hair, Data’s skin, Crusher’s coat, Geordi’s VISOR and Guinan’s big-ass hat. (I’m really proud of Guinan’s hat. I didn’t expect it to turn out so well without being able to put in more detail).
Also, as a general note, they’re in relative order of rank starting from the inside out. Troi is the exception, of course, because she’s like a lieutenant commander (and then commander?!?!?) or some such nonsense when she’s just a counselor. What? So she outranks Data for no reason but that she took a bridge officer’s test? Dumb. I mean, Geordi runs all of Engineering (and is fantastic at it, by the way) and he’s only a lieutenant commander on the show (and that was after he was already in charge of Engineering).
Some art notes: So I chose Troi’s purple outfit because I think it’s her most iconic. She has a green dress she wore a lot in the later seasons, but…ew. And after she takes the bridge officer’s test, she actually wears her uniform, which isn’t iconic at all. All of her other outfits are not seen as often and are less recognizable. The same debate went on in my head for Wesley. He wore the striped sweater for much of the show, but when he was an acting ensign, he wore a gray pseudo-Starfleet uniform which is pretty iconic, but not as recognizable as the ugly-ass striped sweater. He was also in his cadet’s uniform or a full-on Starfleet uniform for episodes here and there, but I think he would have just looked like season 1 Riker when minimalist (yes, I know the cadet uniforms have reversed colors from the regular uniforms).
Anyway, I hope this isn’t the last of the minimalist stuff.
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