There’s a world of horrible artwork out there in the realm of Star Trek fan art. I’m sure I missed some amazing examples, but I really do need some sun after scouring the internet for hours on hours for my picks for the worst. Go grab a glass of Romulan Ale and enjoy a little stroll through this fan art gallery.
1. Artwork is such a personal expression of how one sees, or filters the world. Sometimes it is best to filter even harder. What does this touching artist-rendering of Spock say to you, dear reader? To me it says somebody should put the pipe down and throw away that ink pen.
2. Bad art is one thing, but committing to bad art for life by tattooing it onto your skin? That’s just idiocy at its worst. Was the tattoo artist exacting some kind of delicious revenge here? I want to say this must be a prison job, but in prison you wouldn’t get so much sun as to fade it this badly, and um…I’m pretty sure if you told your prison buddies you want a giant tattoo of the Star Trek crew, there could be a problem. Maybe I’m out of my mind though. Maybe prison really nurtures Star Trek fans. Something to chew on.
3. In a way, I actually really like this one. But then, the artist doesn’t like Star Trek. So, um. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
4. Here’s a shining example of, well….nothing really. But it is bad Star Trek Fan Art, just like I told you in the title of this post! The artist really nailed Spock…I would pick him out of a line-up for sure. But he/she falls short in the Kirk department. Who’s with me?
5. This isn’t necessarily a bad sketch. I am including it more to bring it to the artist’s attention that there are WAY WAY WAY better uses of your time. If this took you longer than ten minutes, you should work on your priorities. But really, not a bad job!*
6. More from the time-waster collection (no, not the same artist). This artist mentions that he drew this when he was 17. So my guess is he had a few extra minutes between hot dates with cheerleaders and quickly sketched this moving depiction of Spock.
7. Kirk and Spock are both quite sexy, I’ll admit it. I have absolutely no problem if they were to carry on a mad love affair. I really don’t. But what I do have a problem with is the idea that they might sully the same bath water. That’s just too much sci-fi for me.
8. You can say what you want about Star Trek and its fans…but do NOT tell me that there is only one Shatner Appreciation Day. EVERYDAY IS SHATNER APPRECIATION DAY AT MY HOUSE YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH!!! Okay, I’m feeling a little bit better now. Even after reading that Star Trek is lost on this guy. Dude……weak. Oh, and yes I know this isn’t “Art” but I am in a Shatner-fueled rage and can’t be held responsible for my actions.
9. So, while this artist clearly has a handle on the ins and outs of getting an image out on to the page, there seems to be some confusion about whether Spock is male or female. Maybe that’s why “SPOCK” is written in that ever-so-playful font at the bottom. What do I know though, maybe Spock had “some work done” and just wants Hollywood to love him.
10. Okay, so this isn’t actually fan art. This is from Leonard Nimoy’s very own photography project “The Full Body Project” — See more of it here. Something tells me we’re going to get a lot of clicks on that link. There never stops being new reasons to adore Leonard Nimoy. Also, to be creeped out by him.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s little journey (queue Star Trek theme song). My biggest concern regarding the “artworks” above: the Prime Directive, in the hands of ameteurs, could be lost and then where will we all be? In a world of coffee shop art. That’s where.