Friday, July 15, 2011

[Classic] Battlestar Galactica Cylon Undersuit

I finally finished my latest commission, a Battlestar Galactica Cylon undersuit. I will never sew another one of these!! I know my friend will really appreciate it, so I'm glad that I was able to sew it for him.

Here's an image, I think from the show, depicting two complete Cylons (helmet, armor, and all) to give you an idea of what this is!

Here's my version:

Monday, May 16, 2011

[Classic] Battlestar Galactica Dress Uniform Finished

I got my dress uniform finished in time for Motor City Comic Con! All three BSG actors loved it! I still need to add detail paint to my laser, but everything else is finished. I even had a dozen cubits in a little cloth bag similar to Starbuck's in "The Long Patrol".

Friday, April 29, 2011

[Classic] Battlestar Galactica Dress Uniform

Okay, I know I'm crazy and I should be working on my commission list, but once in a while, I have to stop to work on something for me (keeps me sane). Motor City Comic Con this year is having [classic] Battlestar Galactica guests and on top of working on a set of drawings to have signed, I'm also working on making my BSG Viper pilot uniform tunic & pants into a dress uniform, as well as my husband's blue uniform.

Here's my tans:

I had wanted to get my battle jacket done in time, but I knew I wouldn't even come close, so I decided a dress cape would be quicker. This also meant a dress belt and dress necklace. The belt isn't so hard, we got some leather from Tandy Leather Factory and buckles from the Parade Store.

Here are the buckles, they'll need the pointed edges ground down:

I just ordered our cape fabric from Sy Fabrics. Probably the toughest part is the dress necklace. I found some similar necklaces online, but the place wanted a minimum order of 50 and each necklace was $10 each. There are cast replicas made, but they seem too clunky (not to mention overpriced) so I decided to try my hand at making my own, I took a jewelry-making class in college as part of my BFA after all.

Here is a picture of my progress so far. (I ran out of brass metal, so I'm using copper as a stand-in until I can get more brass.)

For reference, here's a picture of a warrior's dress uniform (the one on the right worn by Starbuck) which is what I'm making for myself:

This is an example of the blue (usually bridge and/or command) dress uniform that I'm making for my husband:

Updated Logo

I had created a logo for my "studios" quite a while ago and decided it was time to refresh it a bit, here's my Angel Monkey "ChuChi" in my logo:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

[Classic] Battlestar Galactica Artwork

I've started a personal art project, I'm aiming to finish by May 13th. I'm working on classic Battlestar Galactica colored pencil drawings. One drawing will feature Apollo and Starbuck and another will feature Boomer.

I am creating them because I will be going to Motor City Comic Con again this year with the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion. I saw that two of the guests were going to be Richard Hatch (Apollo) and Dirk Benedict (Starbuck), so I started a drawing of Apollo and Starbuck to hopefully have them sign. I recently discovered that Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Boomer) will also be there, so I've started sketching out the line drawing for what will be a colored pencil drawing of Boomer to hopefully have him sign.

Here is my progress so far:

Lt. Boomer

Captain Apollo and Lt. Starbuck

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Honorable Mention

Well, I just got a call that my artwork didn't win the Danish Festival poster contest but they are giving me "honorable mention" and want to use my art for the back of their booklet (the winner is used on the cover). So, now I can post my entries:

The color version, colored pencil on paper:

The black and white simplified version, colored pencil & art marker on paper:

Both entries side by side:

If you live in or near Greenville, Michigan you can see my artwork on display with the other entries for about a month starting April 1st, 2011 at the Huntington Bank downtown.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Art Teaser

I just submitted an entry into a poster contest. The rules state that the submission should never have been published before, so I won't post the entire image until after the contest has finished. But, here are a couple of glimpses of my two submissions. I did a colored pencil drawing and then a simplified pen & colored pencil version in black and white. The picture of my colored pencil drawing ended up a little blurry, which I'm not happy about because if I win, the poster becomes their property...I am, of course, hoping that I win! :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Halloween Pictures

I realized I hadn't posted pictures of us wearing the Halloween costumes I made.

The 5 of us:

My husband and I:

The kids: