Only one human has ever survived battle with the Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else.
- Delenn, kicking all the ass in the universe.
IT’S FINALLY FINISHED
I wanted reference pictures so that I could draw a space battle picture or ten, and couldn’t find very many high quality ones on the internet. So I just decided to just get a bunch from Severed Dreams. Which involved watching the space battle in it and also Delenn being a badass over and over again. I probably could have just watched it once, but … Severed Dreams.
I have to do so much hard work for my art you guys.
“This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw … or be destroyed.”
“Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship.”
“Why not? Only one human captain has ever survived battle with Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else.”
Delenn is a badass. I’m not surprised those EA ships ran away right after she said that. Also, I watched Severed Dreams for the first time on my birthday. I’m not sure if there are any episodes that would be better to watch on one’s birthday (since a lot of the other good episodes are also really sad).
Capturing the intensity of Delenn’s expression in this scene was hard. Eyebrows exist for a reason, and it’s really hard to draw expressions without eyebrows (I’m also really impressed by how well Mira was able to act without eyebrows). I’m not sure if I succeeded in getting the expression right or not.
This is probably the last fanart piece I’ll be able to post in a while. I won’t have my real computer or a scanner with me at the art program, so I won’t be able to do digital art or scan in any traditional art. I do have another half finished fanart, but I was having a lot of trouble with it and decided to draw this quickly instead. I’ll probably finish the other one when I get back.