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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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M1BU Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
holy smokes, love your work, and love seeing the evolution of style and quality. Thanks for sharing!
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NulloAlarumKitty Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014  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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smermer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Your art is beautiful!!!
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artJou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
you have improved a lot! ;D I'm still looking forward on getting better as an artist and I too sometimes feel depressed X'D but I'm happy that there's dA, cause feeling like that doesn't happen like before :3
:stare: without dA, I just broke many of my old drawings I was so stupid! D: fourtunately, now when I'm in those sad moments insted of doing something bad to my drawings I study my progress and new things like anatomy, colouring, etc ... :meow:
what I think is so nice, is that you get your inspiration from the lovely people here on dA <3
KEEP IT UP! you are such an amazing artist! ;D
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LuNa-NaLu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yes I'm inspired!! :iconsobeautifulplz:
Your art just gets amazinger and amazinger! :la:
...and I spy Natsu :iconteheplz:
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG. SOMEONE NOTICED THAT. LMAO.
AND THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'M SO GLAD IT MADE YOU INSPIRED TOO! /CAPSLOCKED xD
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LuNa-NaLu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol xD
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Megalow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
HALA PO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANG GALING... this made me inspired!!!!! >.<
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Wahhhh!! Salamat! I'm happy you're inspired too~~~~
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Megalow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
>.< ilan taon nyo po bago nyo nakuha.... yung as in kuhang kuha nyo po ang style ng op... ang hirap po kasing i-drawing, lalo na po yung shape ng muka nila, dun po ako palagi nag kakaproblema XD

ok lang po ba kung gawin kong reference tong drawing mo po XD
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure~ kung makakatulong sayo mga drawings ko! Take it all! ^^

Actually, kaka-drawing ko araw araw nonstop for ilang months (from April to August), na-achieve ko ung mejo Oda-ish na drawing, hehehe. From there, inimprove ko nlng ung poses and other minor details. ovo

Oh. If you want to see how I draw Luffy, I posted up a vid of me drawing here in DA. If you want to watch, it's in latest upload. ^^
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Megalow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
salamat po talaga... ang galing mo po, 5 months mo lang pong pinagpraktisan kuha mo na po agad... ako nga po 7 month's ko na po silang dinodrawing, hindi ko pa rin po sila makuha...

XD maraming maraming salamat po :D
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XiAoZeY Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;~; Not... not good enough?! Whaaaaaat!? I can't even draw half as well compared to your 2009 drawings, let alone copy Odacchi's unique style. =3= Nothing seems right for me at all.

Which means I think your art looks beautiful~!!! :D Keep up that fantastic so very amazing work! :)
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
jfhkahfejkhfhajkfhkaehfkaefcnakeahhhhhhhhhhhh thanks so much for the lovely words! Let's all do our best! <3
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crimsonwhist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Your art is absolutely AMAZING! Haha, I would kill to be able to have a talent like yours! :D
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
LMAO. Killing is bad but thank you!!!! >v<
Though I would kill for a big burger burrito right now.
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crimsonwhist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Haha, I agree - but STILL!! Oh gosh, now you have me wanting pizza.....:yum:
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
we are hungry folks, yeah
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crimsonwhist Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Hehe, without a doubt.....*munchmunchmunch*
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MysticalFiregirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfffshh your art is way too goooooddd *dies*
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
lol what's with the Pfffshh??? hahaha xDDDD
but thank you so much~ /bows
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MysticalFiregirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's just my way of experssing things that are way beyond my imagination :XD: It's not a bad thing xD
You're welcome ^^
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Ehehehehe~ ;) <3
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MysticalFiregirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xP
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OPf4e-N Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the after column, there is a Law, Smoker and Luffy drawing, where I can find it? *A*
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Here you go. ^^

[link]
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OPf4e-N Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you <3 (:
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
It's not anywhere here in DA. If you want, I can upload it then link it to you. xDDD
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YuyaKnightwriter97 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOUR ARTS ARE TOO GOOD D8 ~!? I BOW DOWN TO YOU AND YOUR AWESOMENESS ~!! *bow down*

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Life is full of joy and sadness .....
ONE PIECE FAN FOREVER !!!
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!! But without you guys, I won't be motivated enough to draw and get better. So let me bow down to you too. /bows
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Shirokun55 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
YOUR ART. IT'S AMAZING.
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :iconiloveyouplz:
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Shirokun55 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Do you do commissions?
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I might do so, soon! ^_^
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Shirokun55 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Awesome >w<
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was a lovely timeline to look at.:D I truly love your One Piece fan art. Your old style is pretty nice too.:la:
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Ububububu... Thank you very much. Though, I'm still so shy showing my first sketches of OP, haha. >//u//<
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.:D
I don't do fanart that often actually.xD; I'm slowly working on a doujinshi... at the pace of a turtle.:iconorzplz:
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't be discouraged! Slowly but surely~ you can do it! :Db

I'm so slow with my doujinshis too but I never want to give them up~~ hahaha
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the encouragement.:'D It's really nice to hear that from someone I admire.^^
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ArcielFreeder Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Bawwwww <3
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