Remember when I said that the Alex Ovechkin Kharlamov Trophy press conference was the gift that keeps on giving? Today, I bring you a translation and GIFs of Alex Ovechkin drawing Alex Ovechkin via SovSport.
Alex Ovechkin drawn by Alex Ovechkin looks like a cross between Hey Arnold, Doug Funnie, and a stick figure. Ovechkin’s girlfriend, Nastya Shubskaya, fared much better.
Alex Ovechkin: Let’s just make smileys… You make yourself as a smiley, and I’ll do myself.
Nastya Shubskaya: I make myself as a smiley?.. okay… why don’t you go first, just to figure things out.
[“Just draw little people!” yells reporter Pavel Lysenkov.]
Alex Ovechkin: A little person… All right, I’ll draw a little person… [starts drawing]
[Ovechkin draws ears.]
Alex Ovechkin: This is turning out quite ugly…Now a nose…
[someone offscreen] Wait, so is this Nastya?…
Alex Ovechkin: No, this is me!
[While Ovechkin is drawing his mouth, Nastya starts giggling uncontrollably.]
Alex Ovechkin: Here is my hair… Super haircut!
Alex Ovechkin: And now my teeth…
Alex Ovechkin: And now – the body!.. That’s it!
[Someone asks from behind the camera, “Where is the body?”]
Alex Ovechkin: (pointing to the line just below his head) That’s the body!
Nastya Shubskaya: That’s not the body… That’s you neck!
Alex Ovechkin: All right I’ll fix my neck (draws little rectangle below head) Now your turn.
[Nastya Shubskaya starts drawing, as she does her eyes Ovi starts his critique.]
Alex Ovechkin: Are you Chinese?
[As Nastya begins to draw, someone off camera asks,” Will your body be the same?”]
Alex Ovechkin: Yes, exactly the same!
Nastya Shubskaya: No!
[Nastya Shubskaya completes her drawing, then puts letter Ж above herself, and М above Ovi. Usually these letters are used to designate public facilities for Ladies and Gentlemen.]
[After they sign the portraits, Ovi moves in to fix his limbs.]
Nastya Shubskaya: Let me also fix my…
Alex Ovechkin: No! Look, your head [unlike mine] is so beautiful already!…
[The couple takes a photo in front of their work.]
A sped-up version of Ovechkin drawing himself.
Ovechkin signs the self-portrait.
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