Hey all, I'm Meg! Or the_megward, or Nevirra, as some parts of the internet know me. I'm an art hobbyist currently living in the great frozen northland that is Canada. I've played a mage in WoW for 13 years now (goodness how time flies!) and have an unhealthy fixation with collecting battle pets, mounts, and transmogs. I also raid semi-casually in a small guild on Proudmoore, and have been with the same fine folks for about 6 years.
While I've been drawing for quite some time, I had never posted much publicly until I doodled a chibi for my raid leader's twitch overlay, and he insisted I join twitter so he could credit me properly. Joining changed my life in amazing ways - I am incredibly shy online, but I was completely overwhelmed by how friendly and welcoming the community is. I've met some fantastic people, including my best friend, attended Blizzcon, found a second guild family, and in general, my life feels... fuller. Through some gentle encouragement I also managed to work up the nerve to take my first commissions and Blizzcon badges, and while it's been a crazy whirlwind, I am incredibly grateful. (Seriously, I don't know how I ended up here. Please send help. Or cookies. Or both. Both is good.)
The reason I draw is pretty simple, honestly - it makes me smile. I used to think that it was a silly reason, until a friend pointed out that if it makes me smile, then maybe it will brighten someone else's day too. I know, I know, it's pretty sappy (okay, really sappy), but bringing even a tiny bit of joy to others means it's worthwhile all the same. Life is short, so we've got to listen to our hearts every once in a while, and not let worries about sappiness or being perceived as a marshmallow puff or any of that nasty self-doubt hold us back.
As for what the future holds? Through the amazing support of my friends and patrons, I've managed to save up enough to purchase a nice button press and I'm itching to make some buttons, as well as a bunch of cute stickers and charms. I'd love to eventually open an Etsy, and maybe even have a booth at a local convention or two. I'm also slightly embarrassed to admit that I have a small dream to work in the video game industry or in illustration someday, but I feel I need to hone my abilities quite a bit before that. Either way, I'll always keep drawing! :)
I'd really like to thank the WoW community for giving me the push I needed to branch out, and start taking my art a bit more seriously. You guys rock <3