Happy birthday! Just a simple question to start off,maybe. What kicked off your idea of drawing a Love Live childhood AU?
OH BOI HERE WE GOOO I was saving a long recording to make a proper 10 minute long vid to explain that properly but i lost it somewhere so i’ll probably do that later and will try my best to keep it short and clear (i get messy and unorganized when i start raving about my works)
As you may already know I’m the eldest of like, 8. This includes three brothers, and four little cousins. So I’ve always been surrounded by babies and very small kids through my life… Until well they eventually started to grow up, so my big sister self estinguished with age and I miss these days.
The first idea of Otonokids came to me precisely on 8/26/2015, on a 7 hour long train ride to see my ex (with whom I still was going out with, at the time). She lived 600 miles away from me and I only got to see her two days every six months at most.
So that train ride got me bored. Hopefully I had a sketchbook with me. So I started to draw. Since it’s only been a couple of months I got into LL, I wanted to practice the girls in my style. So I drew a Nico… except she looked much younger than her actual self. Yup, otonokids was actually an accident in the first place. And I eventually got carried away, and went with the idea of a little Nico, since we didn’t get to see her at all in the anime. So I drew a baby Maki to go with her.
This is the first Otonokids drawing ever, the one from the train ride.