After more than a year absent, I've decided to come back... Only to announce that I'm leaving.
...Or should I say that it's Jeshika Haruno the one who is leaving? The artist known as "Jeshika Haruno" is no more. I spent nearly 10 wonderful years on this website. I've learnt many things and met many amazing people. Some left as the page's content changed, whereas others stayed throughout the years, and some of them became good friends. But, above all, this is where I grew up the most as an artist!
But now, I've matured. I want to focus more on my professional side, which I'm trying to develope. I could keep posting my serious work on this account while keeping my old stuff as some sweet remembrance, and I wouldn't mind. Many popular artists do that, and I'm not ashamed of my old stuff at all (save minor exceptions)! No, the old drawings are not the problem.
I first became popular on this website thanks to crappy Naruto fanart, most of which consisted on hate art. I'm not proud of that at all, and in fact, I've deleted ALL my Naruto fanart. But the worst of it all was the freakish popularity I gained as a Pokémon artist. That was sweet but also bitter at the same time, because due to the sexism that abounds in the fandom, my characters received a lot of hate. I'll never forget how I was ridiculed on 4chan, and many other Pokémon artists despised me because of that. I'm sure my name still has bad reputation in the fandom. I'm not going to delete my Pokémon fanart in spite of all of that, but the drama will probably be unforgettable.
And I don't want my name to be associated with any of that anymore. That's why I'm going to open a new account on this website, only for serious stuff. That means: my original characters, commissions... And that's about it. I don't know if I'll draw fanart again. I know it's useful to attract viewers, but I just can't get myself to do it. It simply bores me. Still, if I make fanart, I don't know which account I'll post it on. We'll see.
I'll be deleting some old commissions and stuff related to my original characters (the latter will be reposted on my new account, don't worry!). The only stuff that will stay here are Pokémon and Bo-bobo fanart.
If you want to follow me on my new account, send me a message. I won't announce it publicly. But please, keep this in mind: I only want active watchers that genuinely care about my art. Please, don't follow me just because we are (or were) friends but you don't really care about my book and my original characters, because that's what I'll mostly upload to my main account (besides the commissions).
So yeah, that's it. Thank you everyone for these wonderful years. Thank you for your support, all the feedback, and the good conversations we've had