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New Fan Art: Classic Ahsoka

I’ve uploaded a new illustration, for mature people, of Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars to my pixiv gallery. I’ve drawn Ahsoka, who is my favourite female character from the Star Wars universe, many times before, but today after listening to some music from The Clone Wars, I got the urge to draw her once again in her classic look. This was done completely from memory, so there might an error here or there, but overall I think it came out pretty well. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

Coldplay Releases Making of Video for “Daddy” Music Video

This is a wonderful behind-the-scenes video for Coldplay’s “Daddy” music video, which I wrote about a few days ago. It answers the two main questions I had about the production. The first question was: how much actual puppetry was used for this project? And the answer is: quite a lot! The second question was: how big were the props? I was surprised to see that they were quite large, much bigger than I had imagined them to be. But then again, I’m not very familiar with this kind of animation.😅

Happy Birthday Svetlana Zasypkina!

Today is the 49th birthday of Svetlana Zasypkina (Светлана Засыпкина), a Russian gymnast-turned-actress, although she has not being active in neither sports nor acting since her teenage years.

I think it’s pretty safe to say Svetlana is virtually unknown outside of Russia, but she seems to be reasonably well known in her homeland, even to this day. According to a brief Russian biography I found online, she was born on December 3, 1970. She trained as a gymnast from a young age, but was forced to give up the sport after an injury. In 1988, she starred in the Soviet film Kukolka (Куколка), her one and only film role, in which she played Tanya Serebryakova (Татьяна Серебрякова), a gymnast whose career is also cruelly cut short by injury. The following year she married, and at her husband’s request she gave up acting.

The picture I drew to commemorate Svetlana’s birthday is of her as Tanya, in a manga-like style, wearing her trademark red “PERESTROIKA USSR” top. If you are interested in finding out more about Tanya and the film Kukolka, click HERE to have a look at the post I wrote earlier this year on Tanya. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

“Princess Elycia” Project Updated

I’ve uploaded a new section of Princess Elycia. This new section is a small one; it consists of only six strips. But the total number of strips is now 26! If you are interested in reading this story, you can do so by clicking HERE. Otherwise, you can go to the Projects page. Incidentally, there will be one more section in this part of Princess Elycia (the Naked Princess part). I would like to have it done before the end of the year… But we’ll see how things go! Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😆

Recommended Music Video: Coldplay’s “Daddy”

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had a discussion with someone about favourite music videos. I made the comment that I thought it’d be easy to come up with at least a top five list. And then I only managed to list four.😅 However, now I’ve found a music video that completes my list: Coldplay’s Daddy.

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