When I first made the switch from exclusively drawing fan art to more original content I was seriously discouraged because I lost over 100 followers in the first week alone, and more as the weeks went on. Now almost a year later, I’ve got people following me for my OCs and telling me how much they like and enjoy them. This just…makes me so happy I don’t even know what to say. My characters mean the world to me and it makes me so happy that they’re making other people happy too.
I made these characters to help me power through some of the really tough times in my life when I felt depressed and alone. Those times when my depression and ptsd were seriously getting the better of me and I didn’t know what I could focus on and be proud of. I felt like I couldn’t do anything right and that I was total failure. I was struggling and just wanted to make something that could help me feel in control, and feel happy. I was never really experienced with making my own characters before this. I know I’m far from being professional, but writing these stories and making these characters have really helped me a lot, and hearing how others are happy with them too just brings me so much joy.
Thank you guys so much ♥