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Battlestar Galactica poster by mruottin Battlestar Galactica poster by mruottin
This was probably my biggest poster-project so far.

Dozens and dozens of Photoshop layers (128 to be exact), countless hours of airbrushing and photomanipulation and a whole lot of editing and re-editing. And all in actual poster size!

But hey, it's Battlestar Galactica! You got to do something to celebrate the greatest science fiction of all time, right? ;)

This is also a homage to Drew Struzan -style movie posters.

Recently I did a Caprica -poster [link] in similar style too.
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Rictor-Riolo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
My take on this is finished. Hope you like it here: rictor-riolo.deviantart.com/ar…
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mruottin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa!!!

Looks very very cool! :)

I really admire your attention span in making these works. I gotta rush things done in a week or so or I will lose interest and never finish them :D
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harbingermike5 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
wow nice i want it
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mruottin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

Sorry, I can't make prints of this without the permission from NBC Universal. :(
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Rictor-Riolo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Well it's been a couple years... if you recall I told you I wanted to do a drawing based on your Struzan styled poster... well tonight I finally finished drawing it! I hope you like it. I plan on coloring it real soon. Do you notice the subtle differences? [link]
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mruottin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa, very cool! :)

Yeah, the changes look very fitting to this piece of art. I actually pondered adding chief Tyrol too...
And I did add the whole final five to one version in their glowing cloaks from the Opera House scene,
but then there were a bit too much glowing stuff :D

This looks so defined in black and white that it must be a very difficult task to find the right colors,
but I'm sure you'll succeed! :)
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Rictor-Riolo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I want to do The Walking Dead like this next. Then after that Maybe Star Wars? Game of Thrones? I have done a few True Blood portraits but nothing in this style.
Thanks for the kind words. I am gonna do a litte bit more and make Tigh 15% bigger and add a couple vipers flying and a Basestar by Adama.
Where is your other Galactica "glowing" one?
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mruottin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would think The Walking Dead would work very well with your style. Star Wars is a bit scary one since it has been done so many time so awesomely, so it's kind of hard to top those :D

Oh, I deleted the glowing final five version. There was way too much glowing! :D It would actually be cool to snapshot work versions along the process, since my posters tend to change so much.
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BolianAdmiral Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I LOVE this! I would love to be able to buy it as a full-size poster!
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

I'd love to sell it, but those Cylons at Universal would
probably send centurions after me if I tried! :D
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renilives Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I just saw this AMAZING poster featured on Face Off. I immediately googled "Battlestar Galactica Poster" and yours was the first hit. Gorgeous poster of one of my favorite series. Great job!
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

What's that Face Off thingie? :D

I've noticed that it ranks pretty high on the Google searches, which is pretty weird and cool at the same time,
since it's only my humble little fan-art-doodle! :D
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renilives Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
It's a horror/science fiction makeup competition show on SyFy. They had to do something for the new show Defiance and since it shares some of the same people as BSG/Caprica, they briefly showed this poster when discussing it. I assumed it was an official Battlestar poster, since it looks so good, until I googled it. Again, great job and superb artwork.
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So the production team of the show googled and used the first image they found! :D

Kind of cool! Thanks for the info! :)
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Gwenwhyvar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome !!! I love it :-)
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)

Just wanted a poster of my favourite tv-show on my wall, so I had to make one myself :D
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Staticuswrench76 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
man id love to have this poster on my wall this is frakkin epic
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thannks! :)

There it is hanging right next to me on a wall! :D

Sadly there's no legal way for me to start distributing it. :(
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Staticuswrench76 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
oh man I hope they give your permission to do so
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Yeah, I've been watching episodes on Netflix.
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mruottin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Whee! :D

It's got to be like the best sci-fi show ever! :)
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Kelso323 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Truly fantastic, excellent job
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

It's also a very spoiler-full poster, but so far no one's complained about that. :D
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Kelso323 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hard to spoil when the series has (*sad sigh*) ended.

What I like is the way it evokes the epic style presented by the posters for the Star Wars saga. Very nice.
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's true, so no need for spoiler warnings! :D

Yeah, the star-wars-epic-approach was kind of obvious style for this... and since the real marketing material looks very modern, simple and clean I thought there was room for a traditional movie poster with tons of floating heads. ;)
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Aeidhryn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
You made it yourself? Wowsers...
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup. :)

I wanted a bsg poster on my wall and couldn't find anything I like, so I had to make one myself! :D
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Aeidhryn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Impressive. It's the second thing that comes up on google images for battlestar galactica poster.
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really? I didn't know that. :)

I have run in to it some other sites&places though. Kind of cool and a bit weird at the same time! :D

Tells more about the popularity of Ron Moores bsg than anything else, I suppose. :)
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Aeidhryn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Take it as a tribute to your hard work. :D
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that would be nice, wouldn't it! :)
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Ginovertonic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Wow, what an awesome piece of fanart!! I love it! :-)
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mruottin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

Just needed a bsg poster on my wall and since I didn't find one I had to make it myself! :D
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frak!! Really Awesome! o_o
Good work!
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mruottin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

Just paying tribute to the awesomeness that is Battlestar Galactica!
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, BSG is one of my favorite Sci-fi TV shows with Babylon 5.
I was a fan of the BSG 1978 when i was a kid and the new version is awesome! Superior to the original in some ways. :)
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mruottin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Same favourites here! :)

Original bsg as a kid, B5 as a young adult and new bsg as an old fart! :D

One could say we have grown up with the best scifi in television... Although some fans of the original Star Trek might disagree. ;)
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hammer326 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
HARDCORE! I love it. Starbuck ftw- she SHOULD be the show's center but does actually get a fair amount of attention- I dig. Rock on!
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mruottin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

Yeah, I kind of wanted to give Starbuck more room because of
that angelic stuff she did later in the series... That's my
excuse anyway. Actually, I just want to put cool chicks in the
center of my posters! ;)
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hammer326 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
lol im mid season 2 atm but I eagerly await learning what you speak of :D well done once again!
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chessnutcat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I WANT A POSTER SSO BAAAAD but i cat find one anywhere!!!
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mruottin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
There used to be some in NBC Universal store, but I didn't like those too much.

All the cool ones are fan posters and they can't sell prints of those. :(
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chessnutcat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
aww... that sucks...well yours is really cool!!they should sell it at NBC!!
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mruottin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I actually tried to contact them once, but I didn't get any reply. :(

Oh well, at least I got the BSG poster I wanted on my wall. :)
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chessnutcat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha!! this is random but im curently re-re watching the galactica seris and im on the epissode with admirl cain in it! do you agree? aww that sucks! you non replying NBC agents!!!
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mruottin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The whole Pegasus storyline is so awesome... and the new caprica storyline...

Aww heck, I think I need to start re-watching bsg too! ;)
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chessnutcat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Haha did I make you want to watch again!?
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mruottin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yup, you did! :)

I'll never forgive you that! :D
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Awesome
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mruottin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

I just wanted a decent bsg-poster to hang on my wall. ;)
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