Original ➡ Fanart

Original ➡ Fanart

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Original → Fan Art refers to a participatory trend participants of which share original images of various characters and then their own fan art of these characters, usually created by them in the past. The trend gained popularity with artists on Twitter in mid-November 2021.


On November 7th, 2021, Twitter[1] user @Massai_ posted two images of character Aku from Samurai Jack, one a still image of the character from the series and the other their fan art based on it, writing, "Original ➡ Fanart." The post gained over 600 retweets and 7,200 likes in five days (shown below).

MASSAI! ... @Massai_ Original Fanart 9:51 AM - Nov 7, 2021 · Twitter Web App


Within 15 minutes of the @Massai_'s tweet, user @murillomags quote tweeted[2] it, adding two images in which they showcased their fan art of Zeta from The Zeta Project_. The tweet received over 180 retweets and 1,900 likes in five days (shown below, left). Six minutes later, user @DeoxyDiamond quote tweeted[3] @murillomags' post, showcasing their fan art of Pucca and Garu from Pucca (shown below, right).

Murillo Mags @murillomags ... Original Fanart ZETH Deoxy 8 @Deoxy_Diamond ... Original Fanart

Starting on November 7th, multiple artists on Twitter made posts utilizing the format, both quote tweeting previous tweets and making independent post. For example, on that day, Twitter[4] user @kaellzor made the first such post to break 4,000 retweets, an Attack on Titan redraw of Brazilian singer and actor Fiuk (shown below, left). On November 11th, Twitter[5] user @Taijuey posted the most popular version of the meme as of mid-November 2021, which gained over 14,200 retweets and 81,200 likes in one day (shown below, center).

kael ... @kaellzor Original > fanart ... Kevin Hong @Taijuey Original Fanart "You okay?" "You okay?" 3:18 AM · Nov 11, 2021 · Twitter Web App Rodrigo ... @Ovelhamas original > fanart THE EXISTENTIAL SOUL OF TIM MAIA KIRBELEZA É SENTIR A NATUREZA NOBODY CAN LIVE TER CERTEZR PRA ONDE VAI E DE ONDE VEM FOREVER

The format maintained notable presence on Twitter in mid-November 2021.

Various Examples

dante A @deeplamezx original / fanart 9:05 PM · Nov 7, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone Leandro Franci @lenadrofranci Original | Fanart gwen @mrpibmo original | fanart ... cute! yay! 1:22 PM · Nov 11, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
Мосо @RafaelMoco Original ----- > Fanart 10:18 AM · Nov 9, 2021 · Twitter for Android 李 ОВОКНAN ФОВОКНАN1 Original >>>>> Fanart 8:50 PM · Nov 10, 2021 · Twitter for Android Taters Ash @BS_artsss Original - Fanart Just to add to more Lady D *

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External References

[1] Twitter – @Massai_

[2] Twitter – @murillomags

[3] Twitter – "@Deoxy_Diamond:https://twitter.com/Deoxy_Diamond/status/1457365251566014468

[4] Twitter – @kaellzor

[5] Twitter – @Taijuey

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