so much soviet jewish history has been ignored, mostly because it’s overshadowed by the tragic fate most faced in the shoah or the postwar era, but omg people should know about them!!!! did you know the soviets allotted 840,000 hectares of land in crimea and ukraine for jewish settling, compared to the 130,000 hectares of land jews owned in palestine in may 1948 when israel was declared a state? did you know soviet jews were at the forefront of yiddish literature and theatre? what about david bergelson, itzik feffer, peretz markish and david hofshteyn, easily some of the most innovative jewish artists in history? did you know some of the leading yiddish linguists in the world were in soviet state-run organizations and produced really amazing orthographical studies and reformed it in a way that made it much more easily understood and, before things took a turn for the worse, were working on transitioning the language to the latin alphabet? what about that there were similar projects, although smaller, for judeo-tat (spoken by mountain jews), judeo-tajik (spoken by bukharan jews), and judeo-georgian (spoken by georgian jews)? those are just a few of the truly incredible things about soviet jewry, they were much more than victims and trapped dissidents and jews who couldn’t follow halakha
Orthographic sketch of the Bee drone for a friend! He plans on making a 3D model of it soon :D
I also realized this doubles as a handy ref for not only myself but for anyone who wants to try their hand at drawing them! Colors can be taken from the previous Bee Warrior pieces found on my art-only blog c:
So I’ve been working on this on and off the last couple days. An official turnaround for my often neglected baby, Nauta! I was gonna add some action poses & expressions, but I figure I’ll be doing those down the line anyway.
Thinking of giving a certain villain this treatment too…