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Wikipedia: Fan art or fanart is artwork that is based on a character, costume, item, or story that was created by someone other than the artist.

If you, as an "artist," create art that is based on any existing art, you are creating Fanart. It doesn't matter if you draw it in your own style or create your own characters. If it is not your original idea all together, you did not create it.

I understand the merit of developing ones own style; however, if your reason for drawing/painting/etc. is to honor a series or artist that you love, what is wrong with doing a reproduction? I find the increasing number of fan artists I see telling other fan artists that they need to develop their own style to be deeply offensive. By the definition of what you do, you are not creating anything; your argument has no ground to stand on.

(For the record, this has never happened to me. If it does, I fully intend to ignore it. When I want to make real art, I make real art; when I want to make fan art, I make fan art.)


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LyannaElan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
¡¡Gracias por el favorito!! :D
Thanks for your fav!! :D
alicelights Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave of 'Love Lorne'! Airborne
JennieLu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave !!! :heart:
MTToto Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
It's already some months ago, but you are not forgotten...

Thank you so much for having decided to watch me! I feel honoured and appreciate it a lot!

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VannaXVon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the favorite on Spike! Means a lot! :)
Watch for a Watch? :)
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