I’m currently working my way through the fifth season of Deep Space 9 with extreme enthusiasm, and although Quark is one of my least favourite characters on the show, I felt the need to draw him. Perhaps through portraiture, I thought, I can learn to love his Ferengi ways. Ferengis still make my skin crawl, but they are a lot of fun to paint.
This piece measures 9” by 12” and was done on 140lb CP watercolour paper. It is mixed-media: wax crayon (I used this as a colourful resist on Quark’s jacket) pencil crayon, graphite, watercolours, and a little bit of acrylic. As always, the scan doesn’t quite capture the nuances of colour or texture, but… whaddyagonnado?
The original painting
can be found for sale in my Etsy storefront. has sold!
I might try some more portraits of my favourite team of Starfleet members so keep your ear to the ground, and remember the 102nd Rule of Acquisition: “Nature decays, but portraiture lasts forever” … or something like that.