India Ink (Faber Castell) on a narrow canvas panel. 14″ x 18″
I’ve never done ink on canvas before, but I thought it somehow fitting to the image I was trying to create.
One thing I love and hate about ink is how cheat-proof it is. I don’t get to erase it or to tweak it, not like with a faulty stroke of a pencil. With ink, my first pen stroke is my last. A bit like live music – once heard, the faulty note cannot be taken back, but the piece is all the more beautiful for its presence.
Khan Noonien Singh from Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan
Unfinished. Not for sale. Waterproof India Ink on Cotton, hand-sketched.
I consider this t-shirt unfinished because I only had one hour before we had to be at the theater for the IMAX premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness last May. I hurried through the sketch, paying attention only to the face, and I think I am going to leave it like this. This shirt was my show of protest against the casting of the new Khan and the general disrespect and lack of understanding J.J. and Co. have shown the Trek franchise so far.