This is a casual fanart blog. I'm also Aquanut on dA and Pixiv. I draw a lot of videogame and Neopets fanart and occasionally various other things as I feel like it. (Requests/commissions are closed.) Be warned that I have a tendency to jump back and forth between fandoms.Please do not use any of these images without my permission. art tag / received art / replies / home
nebellym said: I think the fact that you bother to analyze and critique everything that is drawn for you is really lovely!
Ah, thank you for this nice message, I’m really glad you enjoy it! I sometimes think it’s annoying when I talk for a long time about art haha, but I really enjoy looking at artwork carefully and trying to pay attention to the details; I wish I had time to leave long comments on all the pictures I see because I think it’s really rewarding for artists to be able to see the reactions to their work and know that people notice and appreciate everything they put into it. It’s the least I can do as thanks if someone takes the time out of their lives to draw something for me; I’m really honored and thankful to everyone who has!
Anonymous said: Geez, someone asks to use your art as an Icon and you give them a page long explanation? A bit Important aren't we?
The ask gave me an opportunity to state something that I had wanted to say for a long time, so I did. I am sorry to riccardodirigo for the long explanation that wasn’t directed at them, but if I had published the ask without clarifying, I would have felt it was unfair to people who had asked me the same question and been turned down in the past.
I don’t think there’s anything self-aggrandizing about clarifying one’s wishes about how one wants their own work to be used. The attitude that once something is published to the internet, it’s free for anyone to take and use however they want, is frankly just plain rude and disheartening to a lot of creators. It’s the kind of thing that makes a person not want to post work anymore because strangers are going to feel entitled to take it and do whatever they want with it, and there are plenty of artists who have taken down their work because of this problem. I don’t expect better of the internet, but I do appreciate the fact that it’s not always like that.
Moreover, it’s just my nature to respond to everything with essays. You can ask me what I had for lunch and I’ll give you a whole rant about food allergies. Call it an annoying character trait. Personally I’d describe myself as long-winded rather than important, but if you say so!