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In this journal, I want to display appreciation to artists who draw self-insert art. Why do I praise this certain kind of art you may ask?

Well, for a couple of reasons.

Self-insert is expression. It shows that our love for the fandoms and how much we want to appreciate the characters we have fallen for.

Self-insert is comfort. Sometimes, in life, drawing yourself in the arms of a favorite character boosts up a cheer and makes the artist feel better because it only applies to them.

Self-insert is an escape. When we want to handle something right now in the real world, our imagination can take us away, even for a little bit, before we're ready to face life.

I for one have been writing and drawing for 7 years of self-insert and I plan to keep going for my fandoms. I hope that whoever feels the need to express their fandoms in expression, comfort, or escape should continue to do so. And nobody should EVER judge, because many of us share that same fandoms.

So, if you have any artwork of such of these, I'll be gladly to display them on my page with your permission of course. Send me a link of your artwork (choose one that you're most proud of), and I will display.

There is no shame in self-insert art. I've come to believe that.


Will you?
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Ferettoko Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
That's good. I've been holding in my self-insert art for a while. (though my main concern is making them all look too the same 'XP)
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VioletArtisan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Permission granted. :D I like to do self-inserts from time to time. I have several in my gallery, and I just drew this one recently.

violetartisan.deviantart.com/a…
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Cellenia2 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
......... *Sigh* I did self insert with my main lovelies... Cell, Hades and Ratigan, to name them... I love these three couples more than everything... 

I agree with everything you said... But... The thing is I heard horrors about it...... And now, I always fear to do them...

Besides... Self insert is hated, this is obvious...... But some are accepted, cause the "OC" is famous, great, etc... I especially lived that with Cell... Some of "Cell's greatest fan" , so, even if it's self insert, they are loved...... And me... I can hide...

So......... *Sigh*
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NightAngelGirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I forgot I had one sketch with my favorite character check it out amazingangelchild.deviantart.c… Sorry it doesn't look good and weird having problem with my scanner but I have fun drawing this and improving my skill taking that challenge.   
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NightAngelGirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, very true Nod  I always love to write myself in one of the adventures  on fanfiction getting away from reality having my own amazing adventure and romance and I wanted to draw one myself in my favorite character.
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Toony-Tornado Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I agree on this with a full, 100% confidence! Self-inserts with being comforted, or just doing something fun, with a characters you love and enjoy, young and old!

They help you feel better when you're feeling down, and make you smile and feel happier about the day as you work on them, and the best thing is you can make your very own adventure with any and all of your favorite characters.


Out of all my pictures, these self inserts are my most favorites, and you welcome to use them, and any of them if you like hun:D:D:D
toony-tornado.deviantart.com/a…
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shadow4everandaday Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And if you have permission to display this bit of self-insert art I did with myself and merman Thor! Long live self inserts!

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shadow4everandaday Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more! I love seeing self inserts. I think it's an honest way to express love for a character and feel closer to them by drawing yourself into their world! :) I can't imagine why anyone would ever put that down! At some point or another, everyone who loves a movie or cartoon has imagined themselves in the world with the character. :heart:
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SailorPhantom Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't decide between them. XO sailorphantom.deviantart.com/a… or this one? sailorphantom.deviantart.com/a… Blast! I'm sorry!
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Phoenicis-Lunae Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Writer
The only time I judge a self-insert is when it isn't done correctly, in which case I like to critique. You're a character just like any other in a book; unfortunately, however, many younger or amateur writers tend to make their inserts Mary-Sues. Not every self-insert is "bad", however. 
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