|Alias(es):||vira13, Viktoria Ridzel|
|Fandoms:||Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, Haikyuu, Disney, Avatar: The Last Airbender, etc.|
|URL:||viria at Tumblr, viria13 at DeviantArt , Society6|
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viria is an well-known artist who creates content for a number of fandoms. She was particularly influential in Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus fandom.
Percy Jackson & Heroes of Olympus
From around 2011 to 2012, viria was arguably the most siginificant and prolific fantartist in PJO and HOO fandom. Much of the fandom's content were edits of her art. When other PJO fanartists gained traction, they would sometimes receive comments that their interpretations of the characters that fans considered "accurate" when compared to Viria's designs. Her art was frequently shared with Rick Riordan on his social media.
Around 2013 to 2014, Viria slowly began to move away from Heroes of Olympus fandom. She, like many others in the fandom, felt that The Mark of Athena had been disappointing. She became more interested in Haikyuu!!, a fandom which was experiencing a boom in 2013, and drew art for PJO more and more infrequently. PJO fans consistently sent her asks requesting that she draw more PJO, with Viria responding that she would draw what she was interested in. Viria was also unhappy when a fan, against her wishes, sent the link to her NSFW side account to Rick Riordan. Some PJO fans expressed resentment toward HQ fandom, despite having no familiarity with it. Over time the requests she received became more insistent, and Viria became more annoyed, eventually stating that she would be deleting any asks related to PJO requests.
She did not begin regularly posting PJO art again until 2017/2018.
In 2017 Viria was commissioned to do official character portraits for Rick Riordan's website.