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Head and Heart by HapticMimesis Head and Heart by HapticMimesis
The classic odd couple, the yin and yang of the Star Ship Enterprise: Spock and Bones. The Captain's head and heart.

I've been rewatching Star Trek: TOS episodes over my spring break, and realized, once again, just HOW MUCH I love the show. And these guys, in particular. Actually, they are my favorite pair of friends, in the whole series. I always found the Kirk/Spock dynamic a little boring, because, well, it was obvious! And obvious is boring. I much prefer to watch Spock and McCoy, bickering and bantering, forge the friendship that will last the rest of their lives (and death, and re-life, in Spock's case). I really could go on forever about it. :heart:

Pen and ink. I tried to stylize their faces (something I'm not great at, so here's practice!) without losing their essences... I really need to work on that. :) Colored in Photoshop.

Spock and McCoy belong to G. Rodenberry. :)
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TakingLiberty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
My two faves since I was a child. 
Fantastic drawing of them! 
Therese-B Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this so much! Heart You completely captures their essences in their stances and facial expressions - beautiful!
(not to mention how well you captured Spock's perfectly sexy physique!)I think I've fainted. 
Tweede-Kans Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Oh! So awesome! I've been rewatching TOS recently myself, and had forgotten how much fun Bones and Spock are. I really like the simplicity of this--the coloring especially--and think you did a wonderful job with their faces. :)
OX-CAB Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OX-CAB Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
KyleWDrummer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Thank you... I just finished TOS, I watched it in a two-day marathon. They're amazing...and this picture captures so much of it, and thankfully sans-Kirk.

HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Woah. You watched it all in two days? What a feat!! O.O I am awed by your persistence!
I'm so glad you like it! I'm glad that, after a full viewing, you feel as I do. In fact, I think that their relationship can only be understood in context of the entire series, you know? Otherwise, the audience is left wondering, like Maximus in "Bread and Circuses", whether they are friends or enemies. But when seen as a whole, I think their true friendship and love are too brilliant to ignore. :heart:
I love Kirk, in his own way. I think he is a better person because of his friendship with Spock and Bones, but I think he knows that. It's why he keeps them all together. Really, they need him just as much, since he's their catalyst. I just like when, occasionally, Kirk is not the center of attention. :)
BrigitTheShining Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I'm an Italian who pretends to know English, so I hope you'll excuse my terrible errors: but your work is so touching, in his polite, bare lines, and your opinion fit mine so wonderfully that I have to say something, to demonstrate my joy and my pleasure in front of such a tribute to two of my favourite characters. Their complex, sensitive tangle of echoes and scars and bonds is a deeply fascinating theme, and the authentic root of a difficult, sometimes unbearable comprehension. The kind of comprehension which is forged between true friends.
HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Grazie! :hug: Your English is wonderful, do not worry. I regret that I cannot reply in Italian - I don't know enough to trust the translation! :P But I thank you for your comment, because you beautifully captured in words what I was trying to echo with my picture. I am also glad to know how far the love for these two characters spreads. Across the world, you love them, just as I do. How beautiful! I will treasure your words, always. :heart:
Vivere a lungo e prosperare.
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