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Star Wars meets Star Trek - Kirk and Leia by Robert-Shane Star Wars meets Star Trek - Kirk and Leia by Robert-Shane
We found out this week that J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode 7. And I’m sure you also know he’s also currently at the helm of the Star Trek movies. A lot has been written about how this marks a kind of coming together for the two legendary ‘Star’ franchises – so I thought I’d illustrate that with a couple of symbolic meetings of iconic characters from the two universes.

I’ve never had any desire to draw Star Trek characters. That’s not to say that I don’t like Trek – in fact I’ve been a huge fan for years and think William Shatner is a total legend. But for me the aesthetic of the Star Wars films in much more rich and interesting.

This piece shows a young Captain Kirk sweeping up Princess Leia after gunning down a Stormtrooper. I found it extremely challenging to draw Kirk. Although his face is very familiar – he doesn’t have any especially distinguishing features – so I spent more time trying to get his face right than I did drawing everything else in this picture.

I didn’t want to give any appearance of favoring Trek over Wars (or vice versa) – so I’ve also drawn a companion piece featuring Han Solo and Uhura re-using elements of this image to give a kind of ‘alternate universe’ feel to the two pictures.



And I've added a third and final Star Wars / Star Trek piece to finish off this trilogy:



This is an original depiction of copyright characters I didn’t create and don’t own. This is fan art – created solely to show my artistic ability – it isn’t for sale and isn’t available for reproduction. I drew this in Photoshop using a Wacom pad – this is a low-res version of the original.
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Sentry616 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Kirk would hit that like an inverse tachyon beam
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farcide Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Not even sure phasers could pierce storm trooper armor.
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spellbinding-saga Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I can totally see this happening XD Very nice art! You captured the classic Kirk and the Classic "slave girl" Leia that all SW love. When IO watch episode 6 I will possibly always have this images.
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farnea Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :)
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Kirk Always gets the girl.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty much his trademark! :lol:
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
It sure is.

You know...  I don't think I actually punched the watch button on you, since its been so long since I saw things from you and i found you again from going through my favorites.  I should go and fix that.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! - I hope you've 'fixed' it! :lol:
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Nettiemac Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Brilliant!
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