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Code of Honor - Original Concept Sketch for Matte Painting - Lutan's Palace

From the ST:TNG Season One episode "Code of Honor" comes a concept sketch for a Matte Painting of Lutan's Palace from the episode. The piece measures 17" by 11" and is very detailed drawing of the palace that would eventually be turned into a matte painting. The drawing is amazingly detailed and intricate. A lot of work went into creating this piece.

The artwork is titled "Lutan's Palace - Matte Concept" and is signed Sternbach with no date.

This sketch can be seen on the artist's website:

Imagine having a work that the artist feels is a outstanding example of his work!

About this Episode: The Enterprise is sent on a mission to negotiate a treaty for a rare vaccine. Tasha Yar is captured by aliens and taken from the Enterprise. In the attempt to get Tasha back she is forced to fight for her life in the arena by the planet's code of honor system.

About the artist; Rick Sternbach:
In the late 1970s, accomplished space and science-fiction illustrator Rick Sternbach was selected to design graphic & set elements for the Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Following the success of the Star Trek films, Sternbach was hired to further update the Trek universe for the second Star Trek television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. Using the traditional tools of an artist: pencil, marker and pen, as well as computer aided design tools, he created new spacecraft, Tricorders, Phasers, and hundreds of other props and set pieces for the series. He continued in the mid-1990s designing new props for Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Mr. Sternbach also contributed graphic designs for the Star Trek feature film, Star Trek: Nemesis, including the new Romulan bird of prey and Senate chamber floor.

Signed lithographs of Mr. Sternbach's work go for over $1000.00 on the secondary markets. This is an original piece of art that was used to create a large background work in Star Trek Next Generation.

The collection of Star Trek original art offered on was conceived and hand-drawn by Sternbach during the production of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Many of these pieces have Mr. Sternbach's scene, episode and other notations describing the piece; some are also signed and dated at the lower right corner.

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