Okay, I'm totally NOT staling all of your HP fanart. Not at all... now another question for you: how the Hell do you draw like that? Hot damn. If I could use my tablet for such good deeds, all of my fanficttion would have fanart. That is all.
hahaha, well it’s all just practice really! I started drawing when I was twelve because I really wanted to draw HP fanart. Then I drew other things for a few years, and now I’m back to Harry Potter stuff. But seriously.. it’s just practice. I sucked when I started:
I think it's amazing that you're moving to London alone, even if only for a year or so. Do you mind my asking why though? Why not New York or LA if you're already in North America?
I grew up out in the wilderness. My parents own 40 acres of land, and we use it for nothing. All I can see in every direction is trees and it’s impossible (meaning a good five hour walk) to walk to any store or public place from my home. So naturally I grew up dreaming of cities: to see actual people walking around, the ability to run errands on foot, the lights … its all a bit magical to me.
Choosing London has a lot to do with history. I really love being in places with history. The architecture in England is also beautiful .. and the countryside there, with castles up north and the like. It’s basically a fairy tale. There’s also the fact that Harry Potter is based there and most of my favourite shows are filmed there. I’ve wanted to see it for over ten years now and I’m at a time in my life where it’s possible to go for a bit before I get pulled down by debt in my own country.
London is actually closer than LA, haha
It is a bit scary, I’ll admit, going it alone. But I’ll survive. ;)
Hey Avender! Just wanted to say I love your art - your style is lovely! <3 I live in London and I can honestly say YOU HAVE GOT TO COME, it's such a beautiful city, I think you'd love it. Good luck with finding somewhere to stay! Oh, and I would love to visit Canada one day :)
Thank you so much!!!
I really hope I can! Canada is beautiful too, if you ever come make sure you check out the west coast. The mountains in British Columbia are stunning. <3
I’m in University studying to be a high school Art/English teacher and I’m cool with that. I think it’s a fun job and I get summers off.
But I can’t help thinking that I could do so much more.
I dream a lot of a life I could have in London, until I realized tonight … why the fuck don’t I just go. I’ve been planning a trip there to stay for 10 days, but I want so much more. I want to see the seasons change. I want to take a train up north. I want to see christmas and all the holidays there. I want to see if I can intern at the BBC or ITV.
I don’t want to completely give up on teaching, but I want to give this a chance.
SO after much research, I finally ran it by the parents and they’re alright with it. I’m applying for a temporary workers visa. If it gets through, I’ll get to live in the UK for two years. And then I can come back and pick up my life. But this… this is all I’ve ever wanted.
And it’s happening. <3 <3 <3
I need an apartment in London… preferably just a room I can rent for 100ish pounds a week starting in like.. august or september for a year. Anyone have any openings?!
“I hated school. I hated school, and I didn’t realize why. I thought I was - there was something wrong with me for hating school and not being able to deal with school. At the time, it was ingrained in me that school was - if you’re not successful at school, you’re not going to be successful at life. And the hierarchy with subjects at school, the arts are given no credence and if they are, it’s false credence. So yeah, I look back on it and I get angry. I am angry about it because you know, there might be a brilliant ballerina somewhere in school that’s being forced to do maths and she’s seen as “difficult”. But if she was just allowed to express whatever gifts she has to offer, than she would be happy and she could make hundreds of other people joyous for a couple of hours per night.”—Andrew Garfield (via pursuivrelebonheur)