Drawn by me in Draw Something 2
Drawn by me in Draw Something 2


In a galaxy far far away… Episode IV: A New Hope – Chewbacca makes his first appearance and then three others I believe (without checking on google).

Chewie was from the planet Kashyyyk (and yes, I had to check the spelling on google and it is spelt with three y’s).

I have lost count on how many times I have seen ‘A New Hope’ and have probably covered around four ‘Star Wars Marathons’.  I was told by someone recently that I out-geeked him by listening to the expanded radio dramatization of the original Star Wars trilogy which is well worth listening to if you are a fan.

Not included in the ‘Star Wars Marathons’ were Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  Phantom is up there in my top 10 worst films ever and I admit to seeing Attack of the Clones twice now.  Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is worth watching for the end of a beginning for continuing with ‘A New Hope’.  Now get to work – you have 36 years to catch up on.

The voice of Chewbacca was a mixture of recordings of lions and tigers and bears oh my and also camels, rabbits, badgers and walruses.

Chewbacca is not really a walking carpet but was based on George Lucas’s own dog Indiana and there are similarities to that of a Yorkshire terrier [ruffffff] in my drawing.

I created my baby Cutebacca using a keychain found on a shopping site.  There are thousands of them if you wanted to purchase one for yourself.  Pens, highlighters and watercolours used, I sparkled up the background and drew him like he was floating above the Death Star.

Chew Chew’s voice was humanised on the amazing ‘Adam and Joe Show’ that used to have me rolling around the floor with laughter.

Cutebacca was a name given to me this morning on my post from the very sweet ‘Marlianna Yusoff’ on Instagram’ and I love it!

I used to draw all the time... then there was a very long gap till I acquired a Draw Something addiction that began in March 2012 which threw me into the world of digital drawing. I now mainly use a drawing app called Sketch Club and have recently created a website for a drawing game my friend and I have invented called Monkey Side Bars. Monkey Side Bars is a twice-a-week drawing game where you are challenged to a piece of art on a specific theme. Players take turns selecting the theme for each round. On the reveal date for each round, we co-ordinate a mass posting to Instagram simultaneously across the globe (see posting times and collages). Be sure to check your posting time. The game is open to all who wish to participate. We welcome all levels of skill from beginners to hobbyists to professionals. All you need is a creative mind, a sense of humor, and a willingness to try. You might have heard it through the ape vine… This game will have you hooked on the monkey bars. Like a monkey likes a banana… it has that appeal. Come monkey around with us and see what all the fuss is about.

2 thoughts on “CHEWBACCA

  1. Yes I’m with you on Star Wars. Original trilogy – so engaging and exciting. “New” or “Prequel” trilogy – OMG what was Lucas thinking. You really can’t take the power of the originals away from him, but the new batch are so disappointing. So much money and visual spectacle, but so much less experience.

    I remember a time back there when it seemed like Star Wars was such an incredible success and poor Star Trek, not so much. I guess those 2 franchises have had something of a reversal of fortune.

    Someone told me that the new owner of Star Wars, Disney, is working on the 3rd trilogy and that J.J. Abrams would be directing it — so that he’s now the director of Star Trek AND Star Wars. IDK if that’s true, but wow, crazy!

    Meanwhile, thanks so much for all your fun, inspiring contributions! How’s the wordpress stuff working out for you? Is it still confusing? Or has it gotten easier / clearer?

    You’re certainly starting to accumulate a super-cool library of works! 🙂

  2. Lucas was thinking “more money” 😀

    You are so right Vanessa about ‘not taking the power of the originals away’ because I felt exactly the same way about Superman, the new Superman… what a dreadful movie. I was against the Ang Lee version of CGI’s Hulk when it was released and am truthfully doubting CGI altogether now. I won’t be fooled again. What was Zack Snyder thinking!! Amy Adams as Lois Lane urgggggg.

    However J. J. Abrams did an excellent job with Star Trek and the casting was great.
    I still need to see ‘Into Darkness’

    WordPress presses my buttons lol – it is still slightly confusing in places but the more I do it the more I’m getting used to it… I may even schedule over the weekend 😉

    Thank you and it is lots of fun. Looking forward to working with Lizzie too.


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