Hello Everybody, today I have a surprise extra post and it is dedicated to a young lady I was introduced to around the start of August. Her name is Anna and I got to know about her when YouTube recommended one of her videos (the recommend function is really slow to pick up on interesting stuff!). Anna is known on her channel as “That Star Wars Girl” and is a lifelong fan of the films we all love. Anna passionately defends and promotes Star Wars. In the first couple of videos I watched Anna was feeling a bit sad about what happened in “The Last Jedi” and the direction the franchise was going in. She explained why the SW films were so special and why the latest one (and Disney) had got it wrong. Anna did so in a very powerful manner. I watched another video and learned that Anna was a fan of “World of Warcraft”, “Orcs” and fantasy characters of role-playing computer games. She displayed a few pieces of art she had created and I was impressed.
Because Anna was feeling down and as a way to show support and let her know there are other fans out there I decided to design a saber for her based on Star Wars and “WoW” and try to personalise it for her. This is what I came up with…Works in progress folks!…..
I tried to push my skills (remember I had only been using Blender for 4 weeks) but was able to come up with this hilt. It featured prominent claws which are more aggressive than the ones on my Black Panther hilt. The claws just looked like something out of “WoW” or Lord of the Rings. The grip has a perforated sleeve to provide grip and decoration. Then there is the pommel…I think this is a real “Skull Crusher” type pommel complete with nasty looking points like a medieval mace! The saber I coloured gold and black to make it stand out and look as if it belonged to a high ranking warrior protector!
I watched a few more videos and Anna’s sense of fashion stood out. Anna chatted about being professional and courteous and as an example was rocking a smart business suit and a bowtie. I thought this look was great but it provided me with an idea. See if you can pick out what I did in these next pictures….
Did you spot my little attempts to personalise this hilt? Well the activation switches kinda look a bit like a bowtie…from a certain point of view! And the second thing I added to make this hilt uniquely Anna’s was to add her name and initials onto the hilt using the Star Wars lettering called Aurabesh! It actually reads “Anna TSWG”
Well I was quite proud of this early attempt at building a hilt and I tried to contact Anna by email to ask if she would like me to send her the pictures. Sadly I don’t think my mail got through. (I can’t do Social Media as I have too many Imperials and the First Order after me 😀 ) Anna posted a few more videos and I learnt her favourite character was Darth Vader, but I had just created this golden hero saber! I also found out that Anna was a professional concept artist and I sort of felt unsure whether or not to try and share this with her (her talent is amazing, check out her site links below!). However I thought “The Force is with me” and I decided I’d try again but I would include a couple of variations to my design…
Well, long story short communication couldn’t be established so I have posted the design here anyway and will send Anna the link to this page. I hope she likes my efforts.
Another reason I posted this today is that Anna’s YT channel just passed the 10,000 subscriber mark and so this a way to congratulate her for that milestone as well. So please check out her YouTube channel, Here are the links:
ThatStarWarsGirl YouTube channel: Click Here
AnnaMelloDesigns.com art website: EDIT: Sadly this link is no longer active (Date:19/04/2019. checked by For Tyeth)
Sorry folks I am running out of time with this post, I hope you enjoyed it (it was a bonus one after all!) I sincerely hope Anna likes this design and I wish her well and continued success in defending Star Wars. Thank you again to all my viewers and followers for your continued support. Please call back on Saturday the 29th as I will return to my usual schedule with another new design. Till Saturday…
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