Do you remember this photo? It was a staple on Multiply and the early days of Facebook back in the day. The artist has resurfaced, posting it on her Instagram and talking about how it went wildly viral because of the emo subculture that was popular throughout the mid-2000s to early 2010s. It featured the iconic stripes, leather, and spiked bracelets that were a hit back then and what everyone was sporting to achieve that emo look (eyeliner, too, but let’s not get into my embarrassing high school past, okay).
“Hey everyone, it has recently come to my attention that a VERY old drawing of mine which apparently got popular on the Spanish-speaking internet has resurfaced. Someone suggested that I post the original here… so here’s some glorious high school artwork from 2006! ??,” she wrote in her caption.
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Hey everyone, it has recently come to my attention that a VERY old drawing of mine which apparently got popular on the Spanish-speaking internet has resurfaced. Someone suggested that I post the original here… so here's some glorious high school artwork from 2006! ?? It seems to have brought about a trove of new followers, so thank you all for your support!! Gracias por el apoyo ♥ I do plan to redraw this piece soon. Hopefully it will be something everyone likes. Maybe I will make it a tradition to redraw it every few years, even. P.S. If you're new here, I mostly post work for my fantasy comic Fiendish, as well as occasional commissions, and monthly fanart for my patreons. Cheers, and welcome ♥ P. P. S. I am so going to learn Spanish now. #emo #emolove #anime #cute #chibi #drawing #olddrawings #doodle #love #cuddle #amor #hug #hugz #goth #punk #illustration #reniedraws #instaart #artofinstagram
She promised to create an updated version in celebration of it going viral again. Here’s the new one:
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Here is the redraw of the hugs illustration, as promised! I remember seeing an edit that gave the girl dark hair and a pink shirt, so I made a version with those colors too (second image). And as requested, I've also made these into wallpapers. I wanted to make sure the image quality was nice, so I put it up on my digital store- but rest assured that it's free to download (or pay what you like). You can find a link to that through my main website. Thanks to everyone for continuing to blow up my Instagram, haha. I really hope everyone likes this new iteration! ??? #drawing #hugs #hug #cute #sketch #illustration #kids #manga #comics #redhead #cuddle #chibi #goth #emo #couple #squish #love #amour #sweet #artofinstagram #instaart
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