When I arrived in the dA village in 2011, I was 21, and I was in love with hetalia for about a year. I got dragged here by a girl I met in a convention a few month ago. She loved it here, but I was suspicious, and put of by the greenish grey color of the site. I posted what I was drawing, just in case, not knowing I would stay and call this place home one day.
This is the very first thing I uploaded:
Now three years and a half later, I can't believe I uploaded 300 deviations here, and I've got 140 watchers. It's not much, but I intend to gather more, and faster in the year coming.
This is my 300th drawing:
Did I improve? I certainly hope so.
I don't have any more hetalia art to upload, except for things that belong to challenges, or comics, or requests. My hetalia journey, I guess, officially stops here, with this symbolic number: 300 deviations. Two thirds of the total are hetalia fanarts. I think I can say I did honor the fandom. I was great, and It will forever live in me.
It feels like a beginning to me.
I've grown, I've learned. I'm ready for the next phase.
Now the serious stuff begins.