sorry if there are any mistakes but u know ur girl’s never proofread before and she’s not about to start now ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It was Friday night and you were standing on the sidewalk outside
of a house that hosted yet another
party, waiting for an Uber. You couldn’t really say you went to these things
every weekend, but that didn’t mean they were just as mentally draining. But
your best friends asked you to go and you’d said no every time he’d asked you
for the last three months, so you figured you could just suck it up for him.
You had known Ashton for about 5 years now – meeting when he
grabbed something for you off of a shelf you couldn’t reach in the grocery
store. You never really felt comfortable around strangers, but something about
Ashton made you feel at home. And you’d been best friends ever since.
But that wasn’t to say you didn’t enjoy the parties Ashton
invited you to – any time you got to spend with Ashton was worth it in your
book. And the Uber rides home, where you were wearing his sweater because you
didn’t bring one of your own even though he’d told you you were going to get cold before you left your house,
were your favorite parts of those nights.
In response to this gorgeous art and some headcanons by @theysangastheyslew . I hope you like this, Elena! <3 This is sort of also a “real” version or sequel to my piece for Thursday of Royai Week 2016, which can be found here
As many of you have already noticed, I don’t post much art anymore (on all my social media) It’s due to lack of time and not being satisfied with my work.
To break it down, it’s that I don’t find happiness in fanart anymore, nor being a fan of something. I don’t have the time, and I rarely go online nowadays. Since I left London, and since I’m currently living in Latvia - I’m busy with work, managing home stuff and other various life things, which leaves art and fangirling in second place, sadly. Although I do have a job as a graphic designer, it’s something different.
I feel like fanart has gotten way too competitive and the environment is becoming slowly toxic. (Though it’s not the reason for me leaving) Seeing who can draw something the fastest from newly released BTS material, for example. Or who has the best style, most likes and followers. Of course we all care about followers and the amount of people recognising our work, and do our best to provide our followers with art that THEY enjoy was well. Sometimes this gets out of hand, and artists start to create things only for others to enjoy, and it’s not what they really want to draw. Well, here’s the good part - We’re free to make our decisions, right? And it’s easy to get away from a certain environment, especially online.
Thanks to fanart and kpop, I’ve gained a lot of really cool and dear friends, a lot of experience and awesome memories. I absolutely love the “Refuse To Obey” series, and I do think those pieces are some of my best work, more or less.
So, if you’re leaving, does that mean everything gets deleted and you don’t draw anymore?
Heck no! I still enjoy what I do, and the things I create outside of fanart. I will post a link to my personal art social medias (soon). And I’m still here, nothing will be deleted, I’m not gonna disappear from the face of the earth. All of my accounts will still be running, it’s just that I won’t post much. But if you want to talk, or have other enquiries, feel free to contact me through all my social media.
And of course, thank you. To everyone who likes and supports my art, and for the wonderful messages I receive, and the people who come to my streams. A big thank you to everyone, ‘cause as cheesy as this might sound - I couldn’t have done it without you guys!