(movie spoilers in description) Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison/Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness.
So a lot of people are ticked that they whitewashed Khan. Here's my take--it's an alternate continuity. Who gives a shit. Yes, Khan was supposed to be Indian (India Indian, I'm not being politically incorrect. Thought I'd clarify :-]) But Benedict is an incredible actor, and Abrams thought he could fulfill the character role, and I believe he did. VERY WELL. I'd honestly rather have someone who can pull of completely pissed off homicidal maniac than someone who simply "looks the part." I'm sure there are dark-skinned actors out there who could have done it. But Abrams made a choice, and I like it. *end rant*
ABOUT THE PIECE: It's graphite on printer paper, 8 1/2" x 11". The sketch took several days, most of that spent on THEM CHEEKBONES!. lol. not really.
The background is digital, and they are all quotes from Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." I liked the play on the word "Darkness," and also a LOT of the quotes work for Khan's character. Also, I have a fanfiction (which I've been told is very good and true-to-character), which is also called Heart of Darkness. So I thought I'd tie it in. If you'd like to read it, you can find it here: www.fanfiction.net/s/9455922/1...