Here's a better capture of the context from "The Best of Both Worlds Pt I". In the capture, Riker is presenting the quarters to Shelby for the first time.
PICARD: Number One, why don't you show the Commander to her quarters?
[...much unrelated conversation between Picard and Adm. Hanson about Shelby and Riker...]
Created by the film's art director from historical sources (according to a Reddit user who contacted him)
I've actually been searching for several days now for the name and/or origins of this painting, seen below:
I've turned up nothing, although there are various historical paintings in a similar style with a similar theme.
I did find the following, ...
Per Theforce.net, the actors you see in the poster are Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, albeit heavily stylised.
The poster you've shown was a "reimagining" (e.g. a copy) of an earlier poster drawn by Tom Jung (see below). The Hildebrand brothers were given the Jung poster but not headshots of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill and asked to turn it into a set of ...
The painting is a reproduction. The original was sold at a convention before TNG aired.
I found this out by asking Rick Sternbach directly, via his professional web site.
In my email to him:
I'm writing to you because I am a member of "Scifi StackExchange", a question and answer forum on sci-fi works. On the site, there have been a couple of recent ...
Evident from his glowing eyes and silvery hair, its Simon Williams aka Wonder-Man
Avengers Vol. 3, Issue 38 cover; click image to enlarge
He appears later as well in the same issue:
Avengers Vol. 3, Issue 38 Page 5; click image to enlarge
The wings and nest are those of the Augurey, a creature with which one of the main characters (Delphini Diggory) feels a great affinity, even to the point of using the name as her alter ego and having a tattoo of its wings on the back of her neck.
ALBUS: Thank you. Oh, nice mark.
[DELPHI’s cloak has loosened. An Augurey tattoo is ...
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From the website that is selling the poster:
Presenting iam8bit's Space Worlds Map, a painstakingly researched poster print that merges together over 70 popular planetary destinations and 50+ vessels/characters into one beautiful, gigantic map. Inspiration comes from a ...
Cthulhu as drawn by H. P. Lovecraft and a sculpture based on drawing from Lovecraft. the Elder sign shown below (the "leaf" one, not the "eye" one) was drawn by Lovecraft in a 1930 letter to Clark Ashton Smith.
This appears to be by the Deviant Art user nebezial. Whilst I can't be sure, it was published 14/03/2009 which is roughly when the new film was first rumoured to be in production as far as I can tell. The original post is here.
The artist also has a lot of other similar art, with this one perhaps being the closest.
Click image to enlarge.
It's possible this could be one of the Terran Trade Authority books. The publishing dates coincide with your period of ownership. They consist of one page being a full colour illustration, usually of a spaceship or space battle and an accompanying page of text describing the uses and specifications of the featured ship.
There was a spin off series called ...
There's one by Lee MacLeod on the cover of the 1993 Simon & Schuster / SFBC edition (ISFDB-10: 1-56865-054-X, ISFDB-13: 978-1-56865-054-8), but maybe that's what you meant by "around 2000".
This Pocket Books edition (ISBN-10: 0-671-66054-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-671-66054-3) seems to be earlier; "Cover artwork copyright 1986 by David Eigge" says ISFDB.
I am trying to find a story I read once,
You're looking for "Thing of Beauty", a novelette by Damon Knight, originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1958, which is available at the Internet Archive. Any of these covers look familiar?
about a fellow who finds a strange device that draws pictures. He can't figure out how it works, or what ...
The piece in question is called 'Atomic Galaxy wall-hanging sculpture', an original artwork by C Jeré that was recently auctioned. You can see the signature in the closeup.
It might interest you to note that it was displayed (in the show) upside-down.
Their work can be found in several of the crew's quarters. As a matter of interest, professional Star ...
I, Wayne Molinare was the original designer of the Transformer Logo, Autobot and Deception Icons, and Packaging for Hasbro.
At the time I was an Art Director at Coleman, Lipuma, Segal & Morrill (CLS&M) in NYC. CLS&M was a branding and consumer packaging firm, and we were doing a lot of packaging work for Hasbro. This was a very fast paced ...
The image in question contains two cropped and heavily re-coloured pictures composited together; 'Red Wizard' by Fred Fields and 'Tower' by Ciruelo Cabral
I've found a copy of the exterior of the CD cover which contains no credit to either artist nor a copyright tag that identifies the current licence-holders Wizards of the Coast, both of which are ...
John Schoenherr drew the pictures for an official version of the first book called The Illustrated Dune, which was published in 1978 with Frank's approval. It's out of print, but can be found on second-hand sites - I have a copy, and it's beautiful. You can see scans of some of the pictures here.
It might be Greg Egan's story The Caress from Asimov's, January 1990. It can also be found in his collection Axiomatic.
An investigation into the murder of a scientist leads to the discovery of her chimera creation Catherine, part leopard, part human.
As Segel looks into it more he finds out about Andreas Lindquist, a strange artist. An attempt is also ...
DIEHL - illo for "Bolden's Pets" by Floyd L. Wallace, appeared in Galaxy Science Fiction, October, 1955 [available at the Internet Archive].
The ISFDB does not know his full name; it lists some of his other works.
Kramer - illo for "The Repairman" by Harry Harrison, appeared in Galaxy, February 1958 [available at the Internet Archive].
Frank George ...
Edit: Was a blind alley
This appears to be a vector graphics work by deviantart member A-Scream: http://a-scream.deviantart.com/art/Sandman-Vector-463110397
"One of my first works in Adobe Illustrator."
Being vectorart, it remains crisp when rescaled and therefore suitable for a variety of publishing formats, including desktop backgrounds. But it is ...
Moore had trouble with deadlines
According to an interview with Kirkman:
Q: You and artist Tony Moore are longtime friends and collaborators. You
created The Walking Dead comic together. What prompted Tony to leave
the series? Any drama, I hope?
A: Well, there’s always drama when people
as close as Tony and I work together. So, you know, ...
I found the piece I was looking for! Not only that, but I found the book it was from (and found the book where it was on the cover). The artist was Bernie Wrightson, who was a very famous artist of the horror and supernatural. The book it was from was called "Back for More". One of my favorite and memorable art books from my youth. Here is the piece I was ...
This is part of Jack McDevitt's Academy series; the first book is The Engines Of God
The plot you're talking about is a meta-plot through many of the books. There are waves of objects travelling through local space, dubbed Omega Clouds; they can somehow sense right angles.
Omega Clouds are guided by smaller objects in front of them, dubbed hedgehogs, which ...
Arguably, the most famous decapitated robot (technically, android) head in science fiction is that of Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation:
In the original question, you wrote, "The girl did say it was quite famous and well-known..." and in the in the comments you wrote, "...the picture (from memory) was very detailed, I recall there were wires and bits ...
Funny Motie expression on this one:
Amazon and Abebooks say Publisher: Pocket; 1st edition (1974) but ISFDB says that the cover art is copyright 1986 by David Egge. (See the end of Valorum's answer -- I now notice that it looks like Valorum meant to post this picture as well.)
There are actually two entries currently on ISFDB for this ISBN. They spell the ...
Found this on Quora: http://qr.ae/jKNG9 Looks more like a low-poly character for a game rather than a full finely detailed illustration meant to be inspected and enjoyed on a book cover. Still, it's one of the very few examples of a Motie I've come upon since asking this question.
I can help you with the answer. The artist is the German artist Lukas Frese.
Neil Gaiman himself posted the same questions so I stumbled over this feed. Quite the lesson on how quickly how quickly images can get robbed and spread over the internet. Obviously the Sandman is Gaimans IP and there is nothing the artist can lawfully do about the illegal ...
So I believe I have found it. It appears to be artist Paul Kidby’s Discworld Series book covers and artwork, as well as others imitating his style and creating more Discworld art. Thanks for hunting with me, glad to have my mind at ease. (Guess the chest had lots of feet not eyes...)