Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Just For The Fun

Over the summer my best friend Eleonore sent me some ABBA singles, and I could not be more happier with them! I love playing them on the record player and hearing the songs the way everyone in the 70s and 80s would hear it! Thank you again Eleonore!!

One of the singles that Eleonore gave me was Tomas Ledin's Never Again (feat Agnetha!)/Just For The Fun single, and I was surprised that I had never heard the B-side before, so I decided to digitize the track and share it for everyone else to enjoy. It's a really upbeat song with a nice sound, and I really like it! I'm sure there are better quality recordings out here on YouTube without the record crackling sound that mine has, but I thought it'd be nice to share. :)

 Also if anyone can figure out the lyrics to the song, that would be incredible!  I think the chorus is in English, but everything else is probably in Swedish, which explains why I don't understand it! xD

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Agnetha Color Pencil drawing

I recently got for myself a set of Prismacolor Premiere pencils, aka the best color pencils for striving artists who don't have enough money to get the really fancy stuff.  For the longest time though, I couldn't get my hands on these pencils since, despite being cheaper than other pencils, they are a little pricey.  Luckily, Black Friday came along and I decided that it was the time to finally get some Premiere pencils for myself, and I am so glad I did!  These pencils are so soft and easy to blend, they feel like perfection compared to my older set of color pencils, Prismacolor Scholar pencils, which are also super good!  I was able to do pictures like this and this using the Scholar pencils, so if you're looking for more affordable and still good quality pencils, Scholar pencils will do the job well.  Anyway, with my new pencils, I decided to do a picture of Agnetha, and here it is!
This picture came out so incredible!  Though there are several areas where I could've done better, I couldn't be more pleased with the way it came out.  These new color pencils are absolutely incredible and I definitely plan on getting more Prismacolor Premiere pencils some day!  (They're definitely 100% worth the high price, haha!)  Hopefully with these new pencils I should be able to make more ABBA drawings in future!

Thursday, December 07, 2017

When You Really Loved Someone Fixed Edition

I remember when the video for Agnetha's first single in 2013, "When You Really Loved Someone" came out, I had been quite excited for it.  Agnetha's first music video for her new album, talk about exciting!  Well, unfortunately I wasn't too thrilled by the music video as there wasn't much footage of Agnetha and too much of these two young people.  I know the music video is trying to tell a story, but I was not very happy with it at all.  So I've had this idea for quite some time to do a much nicer version of the video, and today I finally got around to doing it, so here you go! :D

Also, see if you can guess which ABBA music videos I used footage from! :D

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Happy 6th birthday Benny Anderdoll!

I honestly cannot believe that it's been 6 years since I completed my collection of raggedy ABBA dolls!  Happy 6 years, Benny Anderdoll! :D  I feel bad that I haven't made them any new costumes in a while, but I have some in mind and definitely plan on working on those at some point in the future! :)