Visions: Pairs

Sailor and Lula

Are Wild at Heart  

Sailor and Lula's characters are not extremely well-developed in the film, but as a huge fan of David Lynch I thought I'd try drawing their spiritual portraits anyway.

As expected, the resultant images contain plenty of Red — representing their shared passion — but both images are overwhelmed by Yellow and Blue, representing their openness. The couple has a lot of fun together, but the downside to having such open personalities is, Sailor and Lula do not make the best decisions.

What they lack in real life experience, they make up for in youthful energy. It's conceivable they could make a happy couple despite their lack of direction — if it wasn't for Marietta.

 – Tom H, January 2019.
Are Wild at Heart  

Sailor Ripley and Lula Fortune, the protagonists in David Lynch's film Wild at Heart, are passionately in love. There's just one problem: Lula's mom, Marietta.

These images show that Sailor's and Lula's personalities are very similar. Lula is more outgoing and emotional than he is, but they are both passionate and open to new experiences and ideas — they're both Wild at Heart.

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully

Opposites Make a Powerful Team  

Along with the main characters of Star Trek, Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were among the first profiles and images I developed back in the 1980s. Learning and seeing how these opposite personalities look proved — to me, anyway — my idea was a good one!

Of course, I didn't need to talk to very many people to figure out the world at the time was not quite ready for this idea. Fortunately, though, things have changed quite a bit since then!

 – Tom W. Hartung, December, 2018.
Opposites Make a Powerful Team  

The deep image of Mulder's personality shows he is open to new ideas — and can sometimes be surprisingly passionate about them.

In contrast, the solid, no-nonsense portrait of Scully's steadfast personality shows she is decisive, down-to-earth, and prefers reason to passion.


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Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy

The Head and the Heart of the U.S.S. Enterprise  

The profiles and images of the three main characters in the Original Star Trek series — Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, and Captain Kirk — were among the first I did back in the 1980s, so it makes sense they should be among the first posted on this site.

In addition to showing the contrast between Spock's coolness and McCoy's warmth, the images show McCoy is both more outgoing and open-minded than Spock. These qualities help make McCoy seem much more human than Spock, who in contrast can be calculating, a bit aloof, and quite stubborn.

 – Tom W. Hartung, November, 2018.
The Head and the Heart of the U.S.S. Enterprise  

These images of the personalities of Science Officer Mr. Spock and Chief Medical Officer Dr. McCoy from the Original Star Trek series clearly show how their differing temperaments cause them to frequently be in conflict with one another.

Spock's overwhelmingly Green image shows he is consistently very cool, logical, and decisive. It stands in stark contrast to the warm, open image of the amiable, sympathetic, and emotional McCoy.

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