I am Nerea Ángel, better known on Twitter as Nan, and I’m an artist and BL enthusiast. I started creating NSFW pieces only this year, but I have been studying art for more than 10 years now, and I’m still in the learning process.
I started out by learning in different art academies since I was really young. There I learned different art technics like acrylics and watercolor, and after Secondary School I got into a vocational art school where I learned about Chalcography, Linoleum, and Wood engraving on a medium grade technical qualification (BTEC level 3). After that, I did another year of Mural Painting (BTEC level 3) and then did two years of higher technical qualification (BTEC level 4/5) specialized in Illustration.
When talking about digital painting, I got my first Wacom as a present when I was 14 years old, in 2015, and I have been learning by myself since then.
My works have been featured in expositions and collected in the book Ilustradoras & Ilustradas, a book about female Canarian Illustrators, all in my island, Tenerife, where I am from.
If I remember correctly, I started to be curious about BL when I was around 13 years old. I know, I was a bit too young for the kind of BL that I liked reading, but it was also what got me into this world, so I obviously don’t regret it.
At first, I was kind of afraid of other people knowing what I was reading, but with a bit of time and thinking, I ended up sending random pages from the BL I read to my friends, just to annoy them.
After I got to that point, I started to get more and more comfortable with what I do and what I read, and nowadays, even my parents know what I like to read (and paint), and i don’t feel guilty about it anymore.
Furthermore, I like to think that we need to free ourselves from being “pure”, and embrace something as natural as our sexual desires. Drawing or expressing myself with adult themes is absolutely normal, and it is also normal for people to consume this type of content, that I wish stopped being so stigmatized.
And here I am now! I only started out to be 100% comfortable with the kind of themes I do for art at the start of 2020, and it was the best change I could have done to my life.
Now I comfortably draw all the NSFW BL art I enjoy, for fanart, and with my own Original Characters. Although of course that also doesn’t mean that I only draw mature content! Like the rest of my life, I just like doing a little bit of everything.
This is the path I chose, and I hope to continue growing through my journey on this world.