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Aiy ^^
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Hi I'm Aiyana-Kopa!

You can call me Aiy ^^

About me

I'm absolutely obsessed with The Walking Dead, it is my favourite thing in existence.
I also ship Caryl and Braime to all ends of the earth and will continue to do so until the day that I die :heart: Carol Dixon Peletier is the Queen, I love her so much! I love Game of Thrones and Gotham as well, but nothing will match my love for TWD

My favourite people ever are Melissa McBride, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Alex Gaskarth and Hayley Williams. They are amazing, and I would love to meet them someday. Especially Melissa, the most perfect and wonderful human being in existence ^^ :love:

I adore Balto, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, and Frozen. They are my all time favourite animated movies. I love Divergent and the Hunger Games as well.

I love art, and will draw any spare moment I have, and I love trying out new art types and finding new ways to channel my creativity using different mediums, techniques, or even new activities altogether.

Another thing you should know about me is that I have very strong opinions when it comes to social justice. I'm a proud feminist, as well as supporter of gay rights, transgender/transexual people, and people of all races. I believe in equality for all people, and a future where people are judged based on their actions rather than their appearance, sexuality, gender, or culture.


Favourite Movies: Balto, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, Frozen, Divergent, The Hunger Games

Favourite TV Shows: The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Gotham, Sherlock

Favourite Music Artists: All Time Low, Paramore, Tonight Alive, Blink-182, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, We The Kings, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At the Disco

Favourite Foods: Pepperoni pizza, Peanut Butter Cups, Vanilla Coke

Celebrity Crushes: Melissa McPerfect, Chandler Riggs, Alex Gaskarth, Norman Reedus


queen-mcbride (formerly iamstuckinadisneyzombieland)

Whats the deal?

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 25, 2015, 7:48 PM

So I just came across a journal that had tips and pointers for getting your art noticed, and at the very end it suggested drawing fanart, but not 'too much' because "would you rather be creative or be known for drawing fanart", or something along those lines. As someone who draws a lot of fanart, reading that was kind of a kick in the gut, and it isn't the first time I've come across this kind of attitude towards fanart.

Why is it that drawing lots of fanart is sometimes branded as 'unoriginal' or 'uncreative'? I draw fanart because I enjoy thinking up headcanons and little stories to expand the universes that I love. And because I purely love the characters and enjoy drawing them in my own scenarios that I myself think up. I think thats pretty creative. I know plenty of other artists who do exactly the same thing, and their art is phenomenal and unique and amazing because they are creative people, and they just so happen to enjoy drawing fanart too. They do art that would be just as amazing if you swapped out the character it was of for one of their own, I see no difference.

I've been seeing this sort of attitude since I started posting and being active on the internet, and that was years ago. People who enjoy fanart will get up one day and say that they want to 'mature' and get better as artists so they think that stopping drawing fanart will make them accomplish that. Wanting to stop fanart and focus on your own art is completely fine, but what I don't understand is why people assume it will hold them back as artists. It doesn't matter what your subject matter is, fanart or otherwise, if you keep practising and working at it you'll still get better and you'll still be expressing creativity in different forms.

Sorry for the mini rant, but I really hate when I see this kind of attitude, because I love drawing my fanart and it feels kind of awful when people assume that to be creative you have to do art that isn't related to fandoms or franchises. And I know not all people think this way, not at all, but its still kind of sucky to see it when I do.

  • Mood: Confused
  • Listening to: American Beauty / American Psycho
  • Reading: The Maze Runner
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
  • Eating: Lamingtons because Australia Day


Kind of a follow up from the last question, if you were to buy a traditional artwork from me, what kind of subject matter would you be interested in? 

13 deviants said Disney
5 deviants said Game of Thrones
5 deviants said Portraits of animals
4 deviants said The Walking Dead
2 deviants said Other types of fanart
2 deviants said Landscapes
1 deviant said Abstract artworks
1 deviant said Other (please comment, I'd love to hear your thoughts)
No deviants said Still life
No deviants said Portraits of people (celebrities, fictional characters, people in general)


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DarienRachelle27 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
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Shinobi-Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
You have a surprise
Come see it-
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RowdyRocks909 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your profile is so beautiful omg. 
Norman Reedus 'I Can't Even' 
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xAngelVixenx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama!!!!!
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