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battlestar galactica - cylon 6 - tricia helfer - oil on canvas by gordon anderson

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New portrait of Battlestar Galactica character Cylon 6 – the 6th generation autonomous cybernetic organism, portrayed by actress Tricia Helfer.

I wanted a new take on the stylized screen goddess, and had recently discovered the Battlestar series. Several of the characters faces struck me as having that epic dramatic quality.

I’m not sure if Helfer has had deep training as a Ben Geserit witch, years of ballet practice, or perhaps a strong shakespearean theatre apprenticeship, but one senses a discipline of craft underneath the beautiful exterior… some of the same quality Ive admired in Michelle Yeoh, Martin Csokas and other actors with that strong onscreen presence.

Painted with a somewhat camp pop aesthetic in a very traditional layered manner in oil on canvas. dimensions around 45×35cm.

Please contact me if you would like to own an original, in the same series, or commission a custom piece. If you happen to be in Melbourne I’m happy to autograph a RedBubble print, which will enhance its value as a collectors item.

enjoy!

regards,

gordon anderson
port melbourne

Comments

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleover 5 years ago

  • Simon, thanks for the feature, theres some great pieces up there!

    – gordon anderson

  • Michael Beddall
    Michael Beddallover 5 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • nightjar
    nightjarover 5 years ago

    lovelyskin tones and bone sructure.

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanover 5 years ago

    Don’t follow the show but love the painting. You have portrayed such deep emotion with this creation.

  • Tony, nightjar, Michael

    Thanks, I really appreciate your comments…

    I wanted to portray her as being a little more intense, which is a bit of a risk to take with such a pretty face :]

    – gordon anderson

  • davpea1
    davpea1over 5 years ago

    This is really something else, i love this it speaks volume for the work you’ve put into this, in oils wow. fantastic my friend.

  • gordon anderson
    gordon andersonover 5 years ago

    davpea1 – thanks for such warm feedback!

  • Noewi
    Noewiover 5 years ago

    Great portrait! Love her expression and her skin tone.

  • cyclops
    cyclopsover 5 years ago

    superb!

  • Tenee Attoh
    Tenee Attohover 5 years ago

    This is fantastic work well done superb!!!! lovely model as well.

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

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