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Gata-Art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so going to use this! Thanks for making it! O(>w<)O
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SegaDisneyUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Fan art by clotus  ;)
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obsessedhetaliangirl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes it is :D But just a little thing for people who want to become an actual professional artist, start trying your own thing! I'm learning that in my art class :3 Because of copyright thingy you dont wanna say fan art is your own work xD Well what I mean by that is, dont say something like Attack on Titan for instance, is your own creation :P But Im completely for fan art! :D As you can tell by my icon xD And if you look on my page xD So yup! GO FANART!!! :D
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Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
YUS!
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Pokemonxd14 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
READ THIS! IT IS WAY BEYOND IMPORTANT: 


petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit… Help stop SOPA! If they're not stopped: All fanart and fan EVERYTHING will be taken down. Youtube might go dead from these assholes. They are tying to get rid of roleplay too, it really pisses me off. So if you are a fan of ANYTHING, I suggest you sign this. Please Help us stop this bullshit from SOPA.

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APHBrussels Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed it is because the word art is in it ^^
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Definitely yes: fanart is ART.
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true. In my opinion, you should look at a lot of fanart before judging it. I`ve seen fanart that might need improvement, but I`ve also amazing fanart.
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Cinnamedic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: I heard that dA might take off fanart. :ohnoes:
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is not gonna happen XD too many 1000 DA artists make fanart about something, books, Tv shows, movies, anime manga XD its simply to popular to just be taken off ;) not to mention that if it ever happend people hwo like to draw fanart would complain XD and lets face it, we are powerful in numbers XD :)
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Cinnamedic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmmmhmmmm.
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dhxjcrd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
What? Where, and why?
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Cinnamedic Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Idk if they're going to still anymore, which is good.
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Paradox-Dream Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Writer
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If they do I might have to leave... I mean half my stuff is fanart
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Cinnamedic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ikr??
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sonikku777fan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So true!
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deepshark21 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
sweet
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Pepperfan1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO very true.
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Steffauri516 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I kind of agree, I'm a bit on the fence with this subject.

I completely agree that it IS art, but in my opinion it just isn't really creative. I mean, I used to draw a lot of fanart, and even today I fave a lot of fanart. There's good and bad in all types of art, but just for me, now that I'm actually out in the art/design field and finishing university, I've seen that in the 'real' art-world, fanart gets you nowhere.

It's fun to do on your own time, and helps build skills to a certain extent, but if you were to put fanart in a portfolio to send to schools or to a client, they'd reject it for copyright violation, use of artwork without the creator's permission or theft (this is true) even if it's not intentional. On a personal level though, I just find it a tad upsetting that the majority of deviants with the most views, favorites, etc. are fanart artists. I never though original work would take a backseat to actual original-concept pieces, which is sad.

Like I said, I have nothing against fanart or fanart artists, but if you are considering art as a career path, don't go in only drawing fanart with the notion that it will do anything for you.
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are wery few fanart artists hwo is applying on sutch schools XD a d if they were im shure they draw other things too^^ can you look at my drawings

"2 prize- vampire knight- Chaos And Drama" or

"*Love is something deeper than lust...*" and tell me im not beeing creative?!!

I have seen fanarts that are more original than most original arts XD
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Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
You can make fanart very creative; it all depends on how someone draws it and the idea behind it(just like any type of art)

but yeah, putting fanart in an art portfolio for art college is a big no-no XD
Remember kids; colleges want to see realism!
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Steffauri516 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I agree, but not only realism; it depends on your major. I'm a graphic design major, so my portfolio was mostly comprised of logos, webpage layouts, and some sketches and extranious styles. Two of my friends are illustration majors, so they could get away with having a cartoon or anime piece here or there, just nothing copyrighted.
My beef with fanart I guess, is how people glorify it as this amazing art form, all the while (sometimes) disregarding original works. For me, I kind of see fanart as the "easy" way out; conceptually, the artist really doesn't have to do any work: the character design, style, and colours have all been established, all they have to do is reproduce someone else's design. Now some fanart can be very beautiful, and creative, but my opinion is that you really aren't growing as an artist by merely redrawing something that someone else worked hard to come up with.
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Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
While I will respect your opinion, I have to say fanart is in no way the easy way out. The only way I see making art as the easy way out is by tracing; complete and utter tracing with no interest of learning. Yes in most fanarts people try to copy the style; its a habit almost everyone grows out of. But it actually helps! True you can't go reproducing chiz and expect to make a living out of it (again that depends on the job) but redrawing and reproducing someone else's art helps you grow as an artist! Think about it: most people copy what they see and like regardless if its form the T.V., videos games, or even actual artists. Even though they redraw things they subconsciously learn more about the art and how it is drawn and through that, they learn more about proportioning, anatomy and the likes and then, if they have truly learned from all the rendering and such, they learn to make art of there own!and if not, they are not true artists for they have not grown form the habit yet>.>

Think of it as like drawing from life in a slight way; we draw what we see and translate it in our own language and as we grow, we get better, and as we get better, we can draw from our minds; we can draw a human without looking at a human!

This coming from personal experience as well as the experience of others who are passionate about art.

Hope that makes sense ^^;
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Steffauri516 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
For me, the only reason why I view it as the easy way to do things, is that (like I said) conceptually, there's nothing there. The fanartist may think of an interesting pose or setting for the character to be in, but other than that, what thought process is there? They don't have to: think of a character design, decide what colours the character is, give them a story/personality (which often helps in pictures, knowing what expressions to give them, etc.), concern themselves with how the characters look/are drawn, or really, come up with anything at all.
I look at art of all kinds as a process that helps you grow in multiple areas; what you say is very true, that sometimes fanart comes in handy for certain jobs, like comic artists and animators, but you must admit that when compared to other types of art, fanart does lack that developmental process. If you're only producing fanart and nothing else, you're not growing as an artist. If you limit your skills to only being able to draw fanart and draw it in (or close to) the creator's style, which some fanartists do aim for, then you aren't an artist, you're a human copy machine. Now if you produce both fanart AND personal/original works, that's great; you're learning about developing your own style as well as a popularized one. I said earlier that art is a process, if you look at it, really all art forms from drawing to pottery and beyond work this way (most of the time.)
Initial idea>>Inspiration>>Pre-production work/sketches, etc.>>Finalizing ideas>>Mock up work>>Corrections>>Final product.
There are probably a lot more pieces to this, but essentially, this sums up the processes. For me, I look at fanart as being easy CONCEPTUALLY, not technique-wise. As I said before, there is a lot of fanart out there that I find quite beautiful, but conceptually, really all fanart is lacking. The fanartist did not have to think of anything themselves. (Anything major, like character design, anyway.) Out of this "chart," fanart does follow most of it, but lacks "initial idea," initial idea refers to the work before a piece has even begun, and keeps rearing it's head all through the process until the end and forcing you to think and make decisions for the work. Things like: research, experimenting with different techniques, thought processes/ideas for characters, settings, etc. In fanart, there is, arguably, research done about characters and about their backstories, but the thought process is weak. You wake up one day and decide to draw Naruto standing on a bridge. How original. You already know what Naruto looks like, you know the bold, bright colors used in the creator's style, conceptually, what did YOU come up with as the artist? This is where I think fanart falls short. Just my opinion.
Again though, thank for at least giving me the courtesy of a respectful and mature reply, unlike several others here.
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XxTheSmittenKittenxX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just to let you know, fanart is an excuse to exercise your artistic skills and it gives you a chance to grow them too. We all need practice.
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Steffauri516 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I can agree with that.
I don't hate fanart, in fact I do practice (or try to) with it occasionally, what I don't like is when people call themselves artists and do nothing BUT fanart.
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Jordanifying Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
>>what I don't like is when people call themselves artists and do nothing BUT fanart.

you need to shut the fuck up and go home
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XxTheSmittenKittenxX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So if someone who does their own original art AND fanart at the same time are not artists? Thanks.
But then again, I need to remember this is just your opinion and it's not a fact. We all are entitled to our own opinions, even if they aren't' based on facts. There are people in Japan that do doujinshi manga (which is actually licensed official comic books where they have permission to use already existing characters from other series and put them in their own storyline). I guess that's not art either.
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RiselemRyou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you completely
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mikomilktea Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
mind if I use this for my group icon?
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Granitoons Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
If it's competant. :)
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LixiLoayza Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
is trueeeeeeeeeeee!
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Invaderzim19 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] PLEASE SIGN THIS!!!!! WE NEED ALOT OF PEOPLE TO SIGN THIS OR THEY MIGHT BAN FANART FROM PEOPLE!!!! SPREAD IT AROUND!!!!!!!
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Aodhan-x Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
It may not be original (creative, at most), but it's still art.
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AzulYousei Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really love this one xD
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GreedLin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Writer
True it has the word Art in it
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whispering-woods-616 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! This is so perfect with the group I started lol, We Put The Art In FanART (:iconweputtheartinfanart:)
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Word.

I came across this rant ages ago that basically said that anyone who draws mostly fanart has the brain of a chick-pea. Does that count as elitism?
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Kydo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I salute you. Thank you fo this.
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sweetlillielove Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Ever think of joining :iconweputtheartinfanart:? It's a group that accepts all fanart/fanfiction; I think you'd like it!
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NaomiHansen Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
And if you ask me, fanfiction is also a form of art too. So yes, I totally agree with it. (And whoever says that fanart and fanfiction are stealing from the original creator, well.... There's a reason why it has the word FAN in it!)
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darkdemondog24 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I agree!! Fan Art is the only kind of art I even draw!!!
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NickyVendetta Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Those who say that fanart isn't art should check out the Udon Crew. They're a bunch of people doing tribute FANart to the games of Capcom and their works are masterpiece.

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Percyfan94 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
I agree!
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Jorda96 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
really true ^^
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Bluebelt360 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
So true
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Zelgadis-Gabriev Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
I think it is art too just as long as it is done correctly. I fan-arts that depict the characters incorrectly.
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hellz yeah it is
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a-z-a Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
You got that right! It says it right in the word! Fan ART! And a person can come up with some brilliant stuff!
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