i recently watched firefly on dvd for the first time. if you haven't seen it, you should. the show is amazing. it's funny, it's dramatic, it's dark, it's light and it has action. oh and it's a space western. anyway, i loved the show so much that i started working on a picture of the crew of serenity, starting of course with their captain. i tried to capture the look of both what mal would ideally look like and what the actor who played him (nathan fillion) looked like.