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BSG Starbuck by ChristineAltese BSG Starbuck by ChristineAltese
My favorite character on Battlestar Galactica —the delightfully cranky cigar-chomping Ms. Kara Thrace.

Pencil, watercolor, Photoshop.
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Pongii Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn you.. it's amazing!! ; _ ;
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Damn me..? Well, thank you--I think. :dance:
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Prestwik Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Love it!
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And thank you for the :+fav: too!
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SweGrrl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
lovely!
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Nice work. One of a minority of Starbuck drawings on here that actually LOOKS like Starbuck.
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey, thank you--I really appreciate that! :)
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Splendid-Corbeau Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Writer
Stunning. A gorgeous portrait.
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you think so!
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katetrish Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
I love how you managed to make this so colorful. I'd love to learn to use watercolor well enough to create something like this- a very stylish portrait . . . and who doesn't love Starbuck? XD :+fav:
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Kate! Much appreciated :heart:

(I miss Starbuck...such an original character... Actually, I miss BSG in general. :sniff:)
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katetrish Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
:( I miss her, too. Too many "strong female characters" have attitude problems for no apparent reason. She was rough around the edges, but she was a sympathetic character. She's definitely an inspiration. :) I hope to make some BSG fanart sometime soon. YOU've inspired me!
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
How nice of you to say so! I hope you do give some BSG fan art a try! :)
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martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
I featured this here: [link]

:heart: Spread the watercolor love!
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mccrea-cms Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
It's strange that watercolour is quintessentially vague, yet this, in my opinion, is one of the best likenesses of Thrace I've seen. Well done.
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you--much appreciated :)
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luthorxx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
No problem. It's a great picture! :#1:
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luthorxx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
Love it! Bravo :clap:
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks a lot! And thank you for the :+fav: too :)
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BillReinhold Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional
Very nice! I like the strong shapes in watercolor. And I like the salt!

-B*
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, Bill! :)
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Beautifultastic! :)
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Franchesco! :heart:
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grantgoboom Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Love this! :)
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Grant!
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57Drawinc Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
Liked Kara Thrace until she started getting really 'fringy' (for lack of a better word) I mean c'mon, she's a military leader!!

Nice piece!
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Yeah, Kara has been through some changes, but I love her for her flaws, not in spite of 'em. :giggle:
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57Drawinc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
Her 'maverick' and independent sensibility also made me like her.
But the linear rules of military organizations would probably not tolerate her excesses even in time of war. She probably would be low on the Command ladder but respected to some extent above and below her. But hey, this is Sci-fi Opera! Who knows what this military culture is really like?
(Food for writers of this genre) I still think she's a hottie. (no offense)
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Excellent watercolors!!!
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Dan! I had fun slopping the paint around on this one. :)
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Vikingnoquarter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Great fanart! I really like this. Beautiful sketch. How did you get the water color effect in the bottom left corner. salt? photoshop?
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I'm happy you like it! That's coarse salt sprinkled into the wet paint that you're seeing...a sometimes cheesy effect that I can't help but love anyway!
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Heidi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Nicely done! Excellent likeness.

~Heidi
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much, Heidi!
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Cola82 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work! I'm thoroughly impressed.
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
she's identical! ^o^
I love your use of watercolour by the way...
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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myporcelaintears Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
One of my very favourites by you! :)
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
It makes me extremely happy to hear that! Thank you!! :hug:
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