yue_ix: Angel and Katie from photoshoots with strong contrast and gold accent (Angel-Katie devour me)
Yue ([personal profile] yue_ix) wrote2011-10-31 01:06 am

Ladies Big Bang (art complement): Still Life, read by sophinisba (BSG)

Title: Still Life (BSG, Dee & Starbuck)
Length: 31 minutes
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Author: [livejournal.com profile] having_written/[personal profile] fallingtowers (the name changed since we did these, ahah ^^; )
Cover Design: [personal profile] yue_ix
Story summary: If she’d been more like Starbuck, she could have been loud and angry and looking for a fight; but she was a follower of Hestia and Hebe, a quiet onlooker trying to keep the home-fires burning.

Art Content Notes: spoiler for the ending of the fic, strong contrasts, might look really bright on some screens. Unofficially done for [community profile] ladiesbigbang.

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Artist Notes: This is an unofficial Big Bang complement for Sophinisba's [community profile] ladiesbigbang Still Life podfic, because she rocks. Battlestar Galactica (2003) isn't my fandom - I've never even seen the show - but Sophinisba was kind enough to provide references pictures and vids as a quick overview. I hope you'll forgive any remaining liberties I took with the characters.

This was entirely done on Photoshop 7, in about 30 layers and 6 default brushes. It was very strange to paint so many elements on the same layer, but felt necessary to have the right feel of a 2D canva for the cabin wall.

Cover:


Full view:


Close ups and WIP:




A WIP shot:


A quick look of what's underneath the characters' layer, to see the house and Dee's pomegranates tree:




Download as MP3 or M4B: link to podfic post
minoanmiss: Minoan women talking amongst themselves (Ladies Chatting)

[personal profile] minoanmiss 2011-10-31 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I followed Sophinisba's link here. This is extremely lovely art!
fallingtowers: landscape w/ ruins of opera house on kobol (Fandom: BSG 2003 (7))

[personal profile] fallingtowers 2011-11-01 02:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you ever so much for this wonderful artwork! I've never had fanart for one of my stories before, and this is absolutely gorgeous and breath-taking! ♥
fallingtowers: (Mood: Joyful)

[personal profile] fallingtowers 2011-11-01 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm really happy you like it!

Oh, I really, really do. ♥

Also, your amazing artwork tells me that I must have got the underlying art theme of my story right somehow, so double yay! ;) (Sorry - that sounds horribly self-centred. It's just that this is a story that I was very emotionally invested in and I'm still rather proud of, so I'm just tickled that an artist who didn't even know the fandom could work with the imagery.)
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen smiling by hermitsoul)

[personal profile] sophinisba 2011-11-01 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
What happened here was that I did not get my first draft done by the deadline so I was not officially eligible for a complement, but Yue wrote to me anyway to ask if I was planning to finish and I sort of pounced on her and said "LOOK THIS STORY IS ABOUT ARTISTS and also look how hot these characters are WOULD YOU PLEASE PLEEEEEEASE MAKE ART FOR IT" and then she did!

:D :D
fallingtowers: Gwen & Morgana with quote "wenches before brethren" -- heh!  (Fandom: Merlin (4))

[personal profile] fallingtowers 2011-11-01 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh. The hotness of Anastasia Dualla and Kara Thrace would certainly be a good selling point!