I decided to do something a little different with this topic and take each word and make it into a different character.
Dustii, Xahrc, & Bcpc are a team of interstellar treasure hunters and salvagers. Whether extracting dangerous sub-nucleonic warhead devices from asteroids, drilling to the core of long-expired diamond filled stars, or braving the wrecks of massive, radioactive flooded space hulks, the daily lives of these three adventurers are never dull.
From left to right:
Dustii: The leader of the group. She is high-spirited, adventurous, and sometimes (well, mostly) wreckless - jumping into situations or taking on freelance tasks often without fully thinking things through.
Xahrc: The team's childlike and simple minded autonomous multi-morph robotic drilling platform which also can transform into vehicles for land, sea, and short range space travel.
Bcpc: An alien of unknown origin (resembling a cross between a crab, tortoise, and sloth). Jittery, often nervous, and maybe a little paranoid, this creature serves as the teams pack mule, carrying all the teams equipment and supplies atop his broad flat top shell. Quite dangerous when cornered or enraged, his long claws are more suitable for digging or climbing. 'Bcpc' is the closest sound the human voice can make to pronouncing the name of this creature who speaks little of his past in a clicking, rasping dialect.
I went down to the BYU Museum of Art last Saturday. They had an exhibit of artwork by Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann, and Frans Schwartz. It was a pretty special display of art since many of these pieces were loaned from museums and churches in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and New York. -most likely not to be loaned out again anytime soon.
My favorite was a very large, 5 picture altar piece painted by Frans Schwartz. This thing was probably 35ft across and about 10ft tall. After touring the entire exhibit, I actually went back to his painting and spent maybe an additional half hour or so just looking at it again, and sketched some of the figures from it.
I don't think photos were allowed in the museum, but I grabbed a small image from a local news site of what it looked like on display:
You'd never know it by looking at a photo, but he paints very loosely. If you get right up next to the painting, some of the details in the crowds to either side of the Christ figure, especially the hands, are just squiggles of color. Even in the larger figures, like the two figures of the older and younger Marys on either end, the only thing he really tightens up on are the hands and faces.