Why the genderbends? An open letter about why I draw Marin and Adrienne more
It’s not because I hate Marinette and Adrien or anything. Though I will admit I don’t love them at this point as much as I do Adrienne and Marin, it’s not because they’re better or worse than the others. Rather these two have become like my own children and the amount of artistic freedom they allow me is almost liberating. I never have to worry about canon with them.
They’re also no longer carbon copies of Marinette and Adrien either. Adrienne and Marin each have quirks and flaws that make them unique and continue to grow into their own persons. If I choose to draw them for an au or something, there is definitely deeper reasons to it than me just being biased, whether that be because they fit it better or what have you.
Most importantly, I’m having fun. There is less pressure there when I draw Adrienne and Marin to accurately depict the loved characters from canon when half of these characters are my own creation.
Maybe once s2 is released, I’ll draw more of Adrien and Marinette, as I’ll have more canon content to work with, but until then, hope y’all don’t mind but Marin and Adrienne will still be my main interest.