8th Anniversary of My Website!

Today (July 1) my website (maruserino.com) turns eight, so in keeping with tradition, I have drawn a special illustration of my kanban-musume Ami Shinjo. This year Ami-chan has cut her hair short again and she’s also sporting a new hair colour. Her hair-do hasn’t changed, though: it’s her trademark.😋

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

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Happy Birthday Natalie Portman!

I hope Natalie Portman is enjoying her 36th birthday! But to be honest, this post wasn’t going to be about her birthday at all. You see, I wasn’t actually aware that she was born on June 9 until a couple of hours ago, when I saw a congratulatory post for her on the official Star Wars account on Tumblr. But by happy coincidence, I had already started working on this illustration (which is a depiction of a young Natalie Portman as Mathilda from the 1994 film The Professional) after the girlsportraiture blog put the idea into my head for it yesterday. So I thank them for that!🙂 Anyway, once I realised June 9 was Ms Portman’s birthday I made a big effort to finish this picture as quickly as I could. Therefore, it’s a bit rushed and I’m not that confident in the resemblance, but it was fun to do. And although where I am it’s already June 10, it’s still June 9 in America, where I believe Ms Portman now resides, so I’m happy!😀

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

New Fan Art: WW

I’m not really a big fan of the DC Comics universe, but last week I went to see the new Wonder Woman film, starring Gal Gadot and I have to say I was reasonably impressed. It had a great balance of humour, emotion and action and it was quite entertaining.  It’s definitely one of the better superhero films I’ve seen. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

New Fan Art: May the Fourth 2017

So here we are, another year, another Star Wars Day picture! The character I’ve chosen this time is a bit left of field, so I won’t name her, just to see if people can guess who she is. The costume she’s wearing (a version of Leia’s slave costume) is not a clue, but the character in the background is…  Oh, if you want to see the version without the slave costume, it’ll be on my pixiv gallery (on my DeviantArt gallery, only this version will be available).

Anyway, I hope all the Star Wars fans out there have a great May the fourth! Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

New Original Art: HNY2017

HNY2007This is my illustration for 2017, the year of the Rooster. The rooster (or chicken) is the only bird in the Chinese zodiac, so that’s why I’ve drawn a picture of a Harpy, which is a half-human, half-bird creature from Classical Greek mythology. I’ll also be uploading this picture to my pixiv gallery and my DeviantArt gallery shortly. My pixiv gallery will also have an additional naughty version.

I plan to produce one more illustration this year, but I’ll take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful 2017! Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

New Original Art: XMAS2016

XMAS2016This is my original Christmas illustration for this year and this time I’ve drawn one of Santa’s little helpers, a snow elf, taking a bit of a break before the final Christmas rush.😋 I’ll also be uploading this picture to my pixiv gallery and my DeviantArt gallery shortly. My pixiv gallery will also have three additional naughty versions of this picture.

I hope everyone has a great time during the holidays! Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

New Fan Art: Stardust

StardustThis is a piece of fan art of the brave and beautiful Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I’ll be uploading this same illustration to both my DeviantArt account and my pixiv account in a little while.

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!