The client for this commissioned piece is a Star Trek Online player who was unhappy that the game uses John Eaves 22nd century Bird of Prey design from the show Star Trek Enterprise as one of the playable ships. He wanted me to create a design that reflected the time period. Using the Valdore designed by John Eaves as a jumping point I tried to design a ship that kept the aesthetic of the Wah Ming Chang’s original design from the 60’s but with the design elements that have become standard in the look of Star Trek in modern times. I did two color schemes, the first in the more recent green as seen in most Romulan ship designs and the second in a scheme based on the original design colors. The third image is the first draft of the designs evolution.