New Original Art: TB2019

This is my Tanabata (also known as the “Star Festival”) illustration for this year. You can find out more about Tanabata on Wikipedia. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

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Updates for fan-made “Nausicaa” film announced on YouTube!

Chris Tex, the Brazilian creator who is producing a not-for-profit short film based on Hayao Miyazaki‘s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, has just released this short video on YouTube. In the video, he discusses various updates to his Nausicaä project, titled Wind Princess. There is no word on a release date as yet, but things seem to be going along quite nicely at the moment.😃 If you didn’t see my initial post on Mr Tex’ project, you can check it out by clicking HERE. That post has the “official trailer” in it, which I thought looked amazing.😊

Happy 20th Birthday Moa!

Today, July 4, is the 20th birthday of Moa Kikuchi, AKA MOAMETAL, from the Japanese group BABYMETAL, one of my favourite artists.😊 I didn’t give myself much time to work on this, that’s why it’s only a rough sketch that doesn’t do justice to the beauty of Moa. But as they say, it’s the thought that counts!😊

This is the first BABYMETAL fan art I’ve done in quite a while. That’s because last year, after Yui left, it looked like they had lost direction, but this year things seem to be improving. Having said that, however, I have to admit I’m not very fond of their last few songs.😅 Hopefully their next album, which Is due in October, will have some real gems in it! Anyway, that’s all for now. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

Goodbye Website!

Today, July 1, is the tenth anniversary of the opening of my fabulous (😂) website, maruserino.com, but I have decided to shut it down. Although it did last quite a long time, it never really served any useful purpose. It was also a bit expensive to run, so I’m not particularly sorry to see it disappear. The only truly unfortunate thing about this is that Ami Shinjo, my website’s mascot, won’t have anything to do now!😥 But perhaps I can use the sketch of her above to make a banner for my twitter account, which doesn’t have one at the moment.

Anyway, this was just a quick post to make this announcement. At the time of writing this, my website was still live, but I don’t think it will stay that way very much longer. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊