Big big thanks for the title to my title manager
Since so many of you asked about my persona,
in this journal, I would like to tell you the story of how I became a chair.
At the beginning i was thinking a lot about what should I include, and which artworks shouldn’t be
in this journal, but at the end I decided to put all of them here.
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I hope you’ll enjoy my story~
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
At end of the year 2015, I made a few new friends here on DeviantArt.
I started to go to live streams, and talk to my new friends, and met more and more new awesome people...
sheezy93 aka Sidra
was my first friend here on DA, and we talked a lot, almost every day, about everything, and got to know each other very well.
I went to watch her live streams often, and when she started to draw funny doodles, I didn’t have a character who could represent me.
In December, we decided to draw and post a picture of Us, dancing on a fabulous party.
On December 29. 2015. we both posted our artworks:
Sidra ‘s artwork: My artwork:
As you can see, back in December I didn’t have my own persona, and Marionette (my favorite character from FNAF) represented me.
So me and Sidra started to design a persona for me together. I have a green owl mask, with a white heart shaped face, which I made for the Carnevale of Venice.
I showed it to her, and we decided to go with that. We even had an idea that my own character could be a cyborg, a “clockwork-owl”, since I love watches so much.
We were in the middle of developing new ideas in January, when everything turned upside down...
Before I became a chair, my half-done owl persona looked like this:
(tho I only started to talk with Ganta months later).
And on a livestream, at the end of January 2016, something happened...
People started to sit on each other’s head, during the live stream, and I was totally lost, and didn’t understand why they do it.
Then, just for fun, someone said something like “why don’t you sit on leda, like on a chair” or something similar, sadly I can’t remember exactly who was it or what did they say.
And we had a lot of fun, sittin on other’s heads, then Sidra suddenly started to draw it, and we came up with funny ideas.
In those days around the end of January, I got close to another best friend of mine here on DA.
She was NigthmareWolf aka Wolfie
, who I spent a lot of time with, and she took a very important step in helping me become a chair,
because she was the first who posted an artwork of me
, and after those chair jokes, the following drawings got posted on DeviantArt
by my friends:
I also posted the second fabulous party, which I made for Sidra ’s contest.
As you can see, while I drew the chair there, I was still a bit unsure about who represents me on this picture:
Wolfie‘s drawing, posted on January 24. Sidra’s drawing, posted on January 28. My drawing, posted on January 29.
These were the first artworks where I showed up as a chair.
After these, I went to live streams whenever I could, had fun with friends, met lots of new people and
and i always told them, that i'm a chair, or my friends told it to other people instead of me.
And after a while I didn’t care about designing my own owl persona anymore.
I met with another awesome person, Mirage-Epoque aka Bootman
, who posted these drawings on DA of me:
This one on February 28. And this on April 15.
In one month, from january 28. to february 28. I completely fell in love with the idea of me being a chair.
I found it very unique and funny. And during the these months, my new friends were always there with me, and we all had lots of fun.
With Bootman, we realized how similar we are, and got really close to each other in a short period of time too.
Then, on March 13. I posted a late birthday present for my dear Wolfie:
While Puppet is still on the picture, at this point I completely left my puppet-self behind.
This was my first artwork, where I drew myself as a chair, without wanting to be anyone else,
or having any doubts about who I am, tho in the process I still wasn’t sure about it,
(I even told this to you in the description,) since I wanted to be somehow “alive”.
This dream of mine came true, when Sidra started to draw me on her drawings and doodles.
I got eyes, mouth, sometimes nose and even rainbow colored hair.
The following drawings are good examples for this:
posted on DA on March 25. and on April 8.
I also got close with YoshikageRa aka Ramon or Minna
, a really awesome friend of mine and
gold94chica aka Gold
who I got shipped with by our friends, and Gold
and me usually showed up together on doddles, like on this one above.
Later i met with Rori-de-Gerbera , aka Shpoon
, who was Wolfie’s friend
, and she also started to appear on group pictures.
The pictures above were made by:
Wolfie, she submitted it to DA on April 7. Sidra, she submitted it to DA on April 15. Me, I submitted it to DA on Apil 23.
I mentioned earlier, that my friends shipped me with Gold , Sidra was a big fan of our ship, and even drew us together,
as a couple, and posted it on DA. Shpoon posted a drawing of me too, and Ramon made an amazing icon, which i still use, and he also drew two pics of me.
At that time, I posted a short animation too, of a galloping chair, showing how I imagined the movements of my chair persona.
Mine, posted on April 13. Sidra, posted on April 22. Ramon, posted on April 24, July 18, and November 4. Shpoon, posted on May 16.
At the end of April, I became a chair, there were no doubts in me, but back then, I was an inanimate object in my own style
and I used photos of real chairs as my ID pic
, even tho some people drew me with a face on their artworks.
Later I started to draw doodles of myself as a chair, and after a while I added the face on the backrest too.
I also met with Jimmycovato22,
who made 4 drawings of me and my friends:
June 9. July 2. July 19. October 7.
As more and more people started to make drawings of me, I noticed that even tho everyone draws the brown, average kitchen chair,
each person draws it in a different way. And i realized that this is what i love the most in being a chair.
I’m like the most common, average, normal everyday thing on earth, but every single person who drew me,
gave me a piece of themselves. Everybody put something to it, and made it special, and unique.
There were no 2 artworks where I looked the same. It was amazing to see how other people imagine me, when they want to draw me and the only thing I say is “I’m a chair”.
And everybody nailed it. I never felt disappointment, whenever I saw a chair drawing, made for me, that always made my day, and melt my heart.
I love every single one of them, because everyone showed me something new with their artworks. Some people asked for a ref sheet, but I always refused to show one.
I studied each style and drawing for many hours, I love to notice the details like how people draw my crossbeams, what the shape of the backrest is like, what color the artist used for the chair, ect...
The following artworks are from Drink, one of my best friends on DA, who posted these drawings on July 17.
and a collab art which was her idea, for Sidra’s birthday, posted on July 20.
One artwork, however stood out from the rest. I never expected to ever get anything like that, it just brought me to my knees, when i first saw it.
It was the most adorable artwork i’ve ever seen. It wasn’t a simple drawing, more than that. It was an animation.
Since i love animations, and i myself work for an animation studio too, this really melted my heart.
This wonderful gift was made by thezhadowhorse , who submitted it to DA on July 1.
And as I got more and more watchers and friends, I got to see and study more and more styles and drawings, and more and more people.
That’s how I got to know LucasIsles
, and these two awesome and wonderful drawings, posted on
July 18. and August 5. I also received a gift from CyanGlitch , on July 21. one from Nuclear-0-Cookie , on September 22. and one from alexeigribanov , on September 2.
And as time flew, we started to make fun of how evil I am, in our skype group, and slowly, an evil version of my chair was formed.
The first drawing of evil chair has been submitted to DA on August 5 by Sidra.
(I finished the design of Evil Chair only on October 30, and those who visited my page between Oc 31 and Nov 1. Could see it as my ID pic.)
I started to draw evil chair too. Back then, I drew faces on chair, but i never posted them on DA, only showed a few doodles to my closest friends.
Then I had a photo of a black chair as my ID pic for a while.Even though I never posted a drawing of myself with a face on DA before I reactivated my account,
I uploaded a quick sketch to stash, also on July 20, when I posted Sidra’s birthday gift too. This was the first drawing I showed to people of my persona’s face.
Then 10 days later, I posted another artwork, on July 30. Here my chair persona hugs Bootman, and already had a face.
This drawing had a “pair” (at least I like to call it this way, because these pics are similar), made by Bootman, posted on September 23.
along with my other friends also helped me developing, designing, the look of my Chair and Evil Chair persona.
I also met with MrOtterson aka Nate
, a really great friend of mine, who also drew me in his unique style, twice!
He posted one on October 11. on my Birthday, and one on October 30.
Wolfie also posted a Birthday present for me on October 12.
I also showed up on some of Sidra’s following drawings:
Posted on September 2. September 30. October 31.
There was a short period, when my account was deactivated, but after 2 weeks I came back, and posted a picture of my finished persona, a group picture and a pic of myself IRL.
The tea party image, submitted on September 22 is the artwork which I considere the first pic of me on DA with a face.
When I posted it, the character design was all done, and uploaded to DA.
The finished ID pic was a vector art of me. I tried to make my eyes look as similar to my IRL eyes as possible, I wanted them to bee cartoony but still realistic in some way.
If you take a look at the loser above on the right, you can see the similarities (yes, that’s me).
When I reactivated, I also wrote about my relationship with gold94chica .
He is one of the greatest reasons of why I love being a chair. He found it unique too, and when he called me his chair,
I felt like I never ever want to be anything else.
Just his chair~
Because of people who liked this idea, and found it special, I love being a chair more and more with each day.
But the biggest reason why I love it so much, is because I did NOT design this character for myself.
My friends gave it to me, and all of them showed me how they see me, throught their artworks.
By drawing me, they gave me a part of their world, and it was, and it will always be the most amazing experience to see myself in different styles from different artists.
This is why I never gave a ref sheet or any instructions. I didn’t want to see how others copy my design. I wanted to see how they imagine me, what shapes they draw, what colors they choose...
I will always refuse to show a ref sheet for my persona. These artworks above together are my ref sheet. Especially those that were made by other artists, not by me.
Becoming a chair was the most amazing thing I ever got from my friends, and that’s why I want to keep it and stay as a chair forever.
I never knew this is what I was missing from my life, I never knew how much i needed this, but I need it and love it,
and I would never trade it for anything else on this world.
I’m a chair, and I’m proud of it!
Well, i believe i included every drawing that has been posted on DA. If not, and you drew a pic of me, but I didn’t put it here, it’s not because I don’t like it, but because I’m blind,
and unable to notice it in my own favorites folder. So if you can’t see your drawing of me here, let me know, and i will fix my mistake.
Also, these were only the drawings that are on DA. I got lots of drawings in private.
And yes, i do have a favorite one.
A favorite for the rest of my life
But no one will ever see that.
That one is only mine.
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But now, i’m gonna tag some people.
The point is to know the story of other artists’ personas,
so please, if i tag you, make a journal, and tell us about your persona, let the world know your story!
Also, tag other people, so they can tell their stories too!