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The Inner Light by OtisFrampton The Inner Light by OtisFrampton
This is a digital commission featuring a scene from my favorite episode of Star Trek from any series (and I've seen them all multiple times), "The Inner Light". It may be my favorite hour of television from any series, actually.

The original line art measures 9x12 inches and was drawn on Bristol art board in pencil. The final artwork was colored in Photoshop CS4 using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

You can watch a recording of me coloring this piece on my Ustream channel here: [link]

Go here to learn more about commissioning original or digital artwork from me: [link]

-Otis
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SparkKnight2 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is (in my opinion) the best Next Generation episode, and maybe the best episode in all of Star Trek. Other then that this is really well done, I like how you shade. :)
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OtisFrampton Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Thanks! It's my favorite Trek episode from any series. Love it.
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SparkKnight2 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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ApertureStar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
I need a print of this for me wall. I am in love with it.
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OtisFrampton Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Thanks! :)
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HenshinDaisuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Favorite Episode of TNG. 
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Casperium Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My favorite Episode.. nice job.
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Tetzauh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
My favorite Trek Episode. Thank you so much for this. 
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Scattergunsniper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I can never watch this episode without feeling like I am about to cry at the end......Its that flute I swear it!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my dad's favorite episode of TNG, and one of my faves, too. =D Great work!
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Truly one of this best episodes of Trek ever. I hate how Voyager tried to imitate it with "Memorial", and failed miserably. But then again, Voyager in general, sucked.
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alto-stratus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
probably the only TNG episode that made me cry! really captured the emotion in this image.
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is sad ep.
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Dan1025 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
One of my favourite eps they ever did, this is amazing! Really well done!
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, this scene… yeah, this scene never fails to make me cry. Such an amazing episode.
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Tyranno1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that was a great episode :')
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rickerje Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
This is really wonderful. It captures the bittersweet tone of the episode very well.
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miketheartist Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding piece from and outstanding episode, thank you for allowing it to be featured in :icontrek-universe:
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
You know, oddly, I didn't care for that episode...but I've only seen it once. This piece really captures it though, and it's great overall. :)
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tnperkins Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
a FANTASTIC EPISODE! ... ad a damn fine tribute to it, man.
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mightymartian Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great episode. Great work.
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a1984niceguy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very well done piece very much captures the emotion of the episode , so much gained and lost at the same time
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a1984niceguy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was a brilliant and well done episode if not somewhat confusing due to the limited technology of the people being able to have mastered the ability to play a computer program in a organic entity but not the ability to leave their own world?
my favorite episode next to are
"Who Watches The Watchers" and "First contact" which seems a lil too well written lol
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pirate-k Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Amazing picture. Really like this one.
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moonyman616 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd tip my hat to you if I was wearing one. Definitely one of the best written episodes.

Well done, good sir. Well done.
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kjsteroids Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Wonderfully depicted in your own style. :thumbsup:

What happens in this episode just makes me shiver with amazement. Like the man didn't already possess a formidible depository of knowledge and life experience.
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Sebs-DA Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Artist
I remember that episode. It was great, indeed !
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Artist
I remember that episode because of "Family Guy" :XD: Nicely done, good sir! =D
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"Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography, if you're lucky."- Alan Moore
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YAStudios Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Otis, you really captured the drama, pain of loss and the pain of memories in this picture. It is so amazing. I love it so much.
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The-Undead-Poet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome job
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caz-divad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
i think the drumhead was my favorite. but this is easily top 5
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caz-divad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
such a good episode
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! It's definitely my fave from TNG.
It's awesome that you included his "family" in the picture. :)
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JamesLeeStone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
THERE, ARE, 4!!! LIGHTS! (sorry had to ;p ) Well done!
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Strict31 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Shaka. When the walls fell.
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LawBringerSR2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra
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Detail Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I like the subtle references to it in later episodes.
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
More like the Inner Four Lights.
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mavrick45 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
toot toot
you're a bitch


sorry but that is the very first thing that came to my mind
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OtisFrampton Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I have no idea what that means.
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mavrick45 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
a quick Google image search will reveal to you the answers you seek
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RHDech Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Had never heard of this before, so I had to look it up...

[link]
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EndingTheTale Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
That is a great episode, and this is a great tribute to it. Love the artwork!
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I remember Peter Griffin talking about that flute.
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Wolf-of-Malkuth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Favorite episode. Like, ever. This is excellent.
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