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Star Trek redesigns by thundercake Star Trek redesigns by thundercake
I guess this is fanart? My friend ~carcadann and I were watching Star Trek DS9 and I was thinking how all the aliens look basically like humans with makeup, and what they would look like if ST could have played around with the bone structure and design a bit more. So I did some little speedpaints of how I think they'd look.

This is sure to piss off some Trekkie but I had fun doing different takes on the aliens =p Apart from these little portraits I've been working on body designs.

These are kinda semi-based off the characters, but they turned into more general portraits of the alien races.

1. Bajoran - this one's definitely meant to be Kira =p They're really spiritual and they have a warm cast to their design so I tried making them look a bit more ethereal, very long and spindly with pink eyes, and I pushed the ears a bit more. Also gave them four arms in the body design. :D
2. Trill - major changes here. I hated how Trills were so completely different physiologically speaking (they have a symbiont inside of them) yet they look like humans with a little jaguar facepaint - boring. So I...did this. The third eye is supposed to be the symbiont eye, and in unjoined Trills this eye is closed. Also gave them tails.
3. Changeling/Odo... Odo based his own form off the form of a Bajoran scientist, so I made him slightly look more Bajoran and took away his hair - that hair looks AWFUL, odo!
4. Ferengi - their design is already great. I just pushed it a bit.. I did a body design for most of these, and the Ferengi body is more changed than the head design, but I thought I'd do a painting anyway.
5. Klingon - brought the cheek bones up around the eyes, tried to give him a more feral look with all-black eyes and more beard. My body design for the Klingons is a lot bigger and beefier than the real one.
6. Cardassian - my favorite star trek race.. I just played with the bones a bit. Their bodies will be extremely top-heavy.

I just finished up this set today as part of my warm-up.. but today is a work day, I have to make up for my sick days -_-
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pianogirl2637 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I absolutely love these redesigns. I know the really couldn't do much with the alien races but yeah... I would have loved the show even more if they had used designs like these. Great job! 
Kevin11s-girl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love love love the Trill design! And clever what you did with Odo; I hated how they gave all the changelings the same features as Odo, even though his looks he developed himself.
Great stuff :)
nonangel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I'm trekkie and I like that! Thank you for having this unusuall but quite natural look at this issue.
Euel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
No objections from this Trekkie!  I'd always wished that the aliens in TV and movie SF were more, "alien".  The ST:TNG episode "The Chase" explained the mutual origin of all sentient life in the Galaxy, however, which is good for me, because I can render ST aliens as modified Poser figures.  Love this, looking forward to the body designs...
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually thought of a good redesign for the Andorians, Due to the fact that they have Antennae, they could be redesigned to look more insectoid than humanoid. What do you think?
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an idea regarding when Odo is a Solid between "Broken Link" and "The Begotten", During that period he starts growing hair on his head and by the time he's given back his abilities he starts experimenting with his hair based off of the people around him before finally settling on his initial bald look.
three-planes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really digging the Klingon and Bajoran redesigns.
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Ferengi is freaking me out; he looks like he wants to eat me! :frightened: 
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I want a rewrite of some of the episodes with these guys.
ChrystalK114 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Impressive designs. I like it! Especially the Bajorin!
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