This commission by TheMeeDes may be one of our favorite pieces of the year— but of course we are biased. We are huge Star Trek fans! Michael ordered it as a gift to his favorite teacher who is soon to retire. If only all retirement gifts were so fun!
Should you like to commission a piece of your own in this style, check out TheMeeDes’ portrait commission page.
Backstory Behind the Piece: Q&A with Michael
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this art?
Michael (M): My favorite teacher and possibly the reason I want to go into teaching might retire, and I want him to know we’ll miss him.
AC: How did you go about selecting an artist/style?
M: I liked the price point and the fact that it was a more realistic digital style, not like a caricature or anything. I wanted it to be recognizable.
AC: What advice would you give to a friend who is interested in commissioning art for the first time?
M: Don’t get all up in arms about picking someone. Narrow it down and roll a dice if you have to.