Animal-actor. Fashion model. World's most friendly dragon...
Dragon & Me
Welcome to the website of @dragon.and.me, wanderer!
My name is Tamerlan, and I am an Albino Supercrimson Iguana. I am one of the most rare artificially created iguana morphs.
I hatched June 2018 and was born blind because of an albinism.
My dad, Alexey Kashpersky is the Creative Director at Newt Studios, medical animation.
2 years ago we started our journey by creating an Instagram account called "Dragon and Me" and during this time we have grown into a huge community with over two hundred thousand dedicated dragon-lovers and friends.
Our goal is to educate people, share rays of positive emotions, inspire with nature's incomparable beauty and never stop being creative along our journey.
While we treat our old friends with care and love, we are always happy to meet new people and are SO much open to new, brave and positive initiatives! :)
Press & Events
In this section you'll find most recent modeling works and event appearances by Dragon and Me.
For the last 8 months I have been working on a short movie project.
I want to tell the story of the human and animal bound in the shape of a science fiction short film.
While starting work on every new animation, as an artist, I ask myself:
“- What can be done differently this time?
- How can I tell the story to the viewer in a different way, at the same time keeping him excited about such a well known and recognizable subject?
- What are the angles that were still not explored on this particular matter?”
The short film I am working on now will consist of mobile-friendly episodes and will be shot in vertical format. Yes, there are those among you who will say “- We have horizontal TVs! Horizontal monitors! Even the positioning of our eyes is horizontal! The only “CORRECT” way of shooting is horizontal!”
Yes, you are right! But you know what? I like to experiment. I like challenges. I also believe that the vertical format is very underestimated and still hides a huge amount of creative finds and untapped potential beneath its surface. 93% of internet users are on their mobile devices when consuming content nowadays.
Even You are probably watching this video from your phone holding it vertically! So let’s give it a try :)
The scope of work to be done is huge. From scriptwriting and plot to character developing and storyboarding.
From concepting the filming location to its 3D modeling, detailing, thinking through weather, water, atmosphere, foliage and implementing everything in CGI in relation to story. From creating the “hero” and his features on paper to re-creating it in 3D and acting. From dedicating the whole room in the house to be a greenscreen to props creating and exploring VFX. Everything is done with own hands, from scratch.
I understand that with current resources I am pretty limited. But they say “-Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Sounds like a good plan to me!
If you are interested - you can sponsor a subscription to @dragon.and.me on instagram. This way you will not only support the project financially but also get the access to work in progress and behind the scenes materials!
Thank you for your time, see you soon with updates!
From an early age, almost from the moment I started looking at pictures in books, still not knowing how to hold the book properly, I was hopelessly fascinated by dinosaurs and dragons.
For me, at that age, there was something magical, enchanting, inspiring primal awe in these mythical animals.
I will be 35 in a week. And for me, since then, nothing has changed. Magic and fairy tales still exist in my life, the only difference is that having chosen the profession of an artist more than 20 years ago, I can create a fairy tale by myself from time to time :)
Dragon and Me - NFT's
NFT stands for non-fungible token – a digital token that's a type of cryptocurrency, much like Bitcoin or Ethereum. But unlike a standard coin in the Bitcoin blockchain, an NFT is unique and can't be exchanged like-for-like (hence, non-fungible).
On February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine. Moscow strikes targets in Kyiv, Kharkov and other areas. According to preliminary data, more than 80 thousand civilians were killed by the Russians, in the Сity of Mariupol alone. And there are tens of such cities! These monsters are killing my friends, my loved ones. They simply break into our homes or shoot down civilian evacuation convoys. They killed my teacher. The person who gave me a profession in hand and shared his knowledge with me for years. They killed my school and university friends... It's very hard to talk about what's going on.
My country and my home are under barbarian attack right now.
The Ukrainian spirit cannot be broken. Russia has been trying to destroy Ukrainian nationality and self-identity for centuries, but it has not succeeded. I unconditionally believe in the victory of my people, our army. But more than ever, we need your support.
UNITED24 - was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs.
Come Back Alive - The Foundation purchases equipment that helps saving the lives of the military, including thermal imaging optics, quadcopters, cars, security, and intelligence systems.
UAnimals - saving animals from the war. Only united can we stop the suffering.
This is how our talented fans, friends and fellow dragon people see Tamerlan :)