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History of an OP Fan by ArcielFreeder History of an OP Fan by ArcielFreeder
Just wanted to share a little something that might inspire you guys! :)

Lately, I myself have been lacking inspirations to do something. I love drawing (and singing), I really do! But sometimes, I think that I'm not good enough and go into sudden depression. I actually don't like my depressed self. =v=;;

Then, when I was randomly browsing through my messages here on Deviantart and Tumblr, I found a couple of messages saying I inspire them. Suddenly, I felt so embarrassed as well as happy! This made me feel that I really need to get back on my feet and stop feeling depressed (and lazy)! I want to draw again or at least do something productive!

So I went back to look at my old drawings (2009) and start compiling and comparing them to my recent drawings. And hey~ I'm pretty proud to say that I improved a lot since then through lots and lots of practice and of course, the thought doing what you love is certainly a big factor!

I know that my drawings aren't in any way 'perfect' but I know that I can at least fill in the 'imperfectness'. We all have lots of things to improve on and we can only keep improving from there. ;)

Being thought of as an inspiration by people really makes me feel good about myself. Thank you for the lovely words you guys give me everytime. This makes me very happy and inspired! <3

o O o O o O o

So want to know the history how I became a fan of One Piece and started drawing it? It was through--

--FANFICTIONS. xDD

lol srsly~ I've read lots of fanfictions before I actually read and watched One Piece! I think everyone knows my OTP is ZoSan? Well, if not, then it is! :P

I read fanfictions of these two! I liked the dynamic tension between them. Of course, I won't get away without having some favorites among all the fanfics I've read. I decided to turn those fanfics into doujinshis! Luckily, I got approval from the authors! <3 /greedy

BTW... These are the fics I still plan to make a doujinshi of:
**Idiot Romance - 10/39
**Downhill - 0/--
**Seven Deaths - 0/--

Well, of course, I won't really grasp the character's original 'feel' through fanfics only since I haven't read the actual manga. So I decided to read it even though there were like 18247918741894721924 chapters out already! No. I wish there were those many chapters already. OTL

Nevertheless, the actual manga did NOT disappoint me! It only made my love for ZoSan grow stronger! From there, I got the feel I've been looking for. I read the fanfics again and again imagining/visualizing the scenes with the 'feels' I got from the actual story. It was perfect. /bliss

So, I started looking for references and drew day after day, hour by hour, minute by minute. I'm not even exaggerating. I was in vacation during those times so I leisurely spent my time molding everything from there. That's when I discovered Livejournal and Deviantart where I started to share my progress and get some feedbacks-- be it favorable or not. Then more sites like Tumblr!

I get to know more and more people since I started with One Piece! I was once an introvert in all seriousness. I guess, my life changed after that. /dramatic mode once in a while hahaha

Please continue to take care of me from now on! /bows

P.S. I wanna say thanks to my OTP. lol
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NulloAlarumKitty Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... your "before" is in my dream list...:LoveYourLimitations: 
but it's certainly inspiring...:iconohyoublushplz: 
so its PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND PRACTICE for me...onion head &quot;so what&quot;




                                                                                                                           ...onion head &quot;sigh&quot; 
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raincavallone1205 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
$$ I want to draw beautiful like you♥♥ $$
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Sooblue Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW .______.
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Kero-Israel06 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
wow gusto ko maging katulad mo sir magaling !!!
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hamxham Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
uwaaah * A * so inspiring!! you're really amazing <333 //fangirls
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow... it inspires indeed :iconiwantitplz:
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Bananatect Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOUR DRAWINGS ARE AMAZING!!! :D
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TenshiNoFuu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
It's fun to think that you actually read fanfics before OP :XD: I thought I was the only one who ended up in that situation since everyone told me they did the opposite (manga first).

Nice evolution in any case!!
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CCnekoko Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
-chokes at the awesomeness-
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Blizzardshard Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
-points to the Twister one- FANFICTION IDEA!

Strat Hat Pirates: EXTREME TWISTER! Where every wrong color reveals a 'surprise'! XDD Why can I actually totally see that happening?
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