Continuing with my Star Trek cartoon-fest, I decided to try a more life-like version of Lt. Uhura, but after several hours of gloom, despair, and agony on me, all I could came up with was something that sort of looked like her, if you squinted your eyes and stood way, way back – with the lights off.
The only thing that’s recognizable as being Lt. Uhura-ish is the thing that’s sticking out of her ear.
My son came home and said, “Hey Dad, that’s a pretty good Lt. Uhura.”
I said, “Really? You actually think it looks like her?”
He said, “No, but I could tell it was her because of that thing sticking out of her ear.”
So I set out to do a different version of her, more of a caricature, and within 30 minutes I came up with this:
I took it to my son and asked what he thought.
“Yep. Lt. Uhura. I’d recognize that thing in her ear anywhere.”
Oh well. I give up.
Sorry, Nichelle. I did my best.