Tag Battlestar Galactica

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Thing-A-Week #5

Starbucks Poem watercolor.
I was actually at home this Monday and had access to my portfolio and was flipping through it to figure out which painting I’d like to feature this week and found my Eye of Jupiter/Starbuck’s poem watercolor that I made a while ago. I put a lot of effort into making the Eye of Jupiter and capturing a rusty feel with the background, and I still really like how it turned out.
So, for this week, it’s $10. 😀

Eye of Jupiter Watercolor

Eye of Jupiter and Starbuck's Poem

Today while listening to Harry Potter I decided to paint some more Battlestar Galactica stuff – Starbuck had been painting this one particular thing for years by the time we actually see it in the series.
The Eye of Jupiter is painted alongside a poem she wrote on her wall. I remembered it recently, and thought it would be fun to make a watercolor spin-off. It’s easier to decide on something *before* painting with watercolors, unlike acrylics where it doesn’t quite matter as much.

Six and a Raider

Today is grey. Painting Six and a Raider from BSG in a grey ship just seemed appropriate. I’m now down to my last canvas and in dire need of better detail brushes. I spent a long time trying to get the cold metallic-y feel and lighting down and contrasting with Six’s cold-yet-hott-(and kinda confusing) demeanor. I’m really happy with how it turned out.
What I’ve learned about the Sixes from BSG is that they use everything to their advantage – they come off as cold towards humans (except maybe Baltar) but they care very very deeply and will do everything in their power to make the world right (as they see it).
Six and Raider

Watercolor and Oils

Guess what I did yesterday?

I spent most of the day making some watercolor illustrations and two hours later I made it to art class (yay!). I finished (for the most part) my Battlestar Galactica oil piece, complete with missing corners (well as close as I could get), multicolored space, and earth – “Starbuck’s Destiny?”

Starbuck's Destiny?

New Painting: Preview

My husband and I have been working through Battlestar Galactica, we’re currently on Season 4 and we love it. Last week we realized that instead of working on one oil painting in art class, we’ll probably end up working on two, so I was trying to figure out what to use my second canvass on, and it hit me. We’ve been wanting to do something BSG related in the office, so I came up with this.
I call it, Starbuck’s Destiny.

Starbuck's Destiny BSG Sketch

It’s great because it keeps with my night/dark scene concepts that I’ve been wanting to work on (apparently, people rarely do that, go figure) and is also something derived from something current…and honestly, I’m really proud of my adaptation of the Cylon Raider.