Thtas what I think about fan art too. XD Its like, they took time from THEIR day to draw it, istant awesome points. They drew it SPECIFICALLY for you, double awesome points. And they're so shy about it, its just like, "No, you made this for me. >v< I love it, thank you. <3"
You are 100% true with that statement. which is why i will NEVER do fan art again. After i made one for OFF-WHITE back in 2011-2012? somewhere round there? I got 1700+ views and 700+ favourites. Which is a rediculous number compared to the average 10-20 favourites per image on average i was getting.
While it was fun watching the numbers. It didn't feel genuine and a cheap way to get watchers. So i told myself i will never do fan art again. So far i have never. though i have been fairly tempted. i stick to my rule.
Oh no thats different. thats almost like a fan gift to you. of course you would feel like that towards something someone created for you! i would (if i had a character) i wouldn't put someone down if they looked up to me. God no. and i know this almost contradicts what i was saying.
But i don't know. I have a funny unexplainable way of thinking what i class as fan art. Sorry XP
I don't mind that sort of stuff if it's made for you. It shows how much people appreciate you being here and so on.
Wow, someone else who finally understands how things seem to work. It's like, none of my original works gets any faves and yet art I do from well known franchises it what gets all the "COOL"s and "THIS IS WELL DRAWN"s while my art that I've worked on that is from MY OWN IMAGINATION hardly gets 2 favorites and it make me a little... Upset. uvu;;;
I'm glad someone else actually understands how I feel
I don't have a problem. i just think it's a bit cheating. It is my own personal though. which is why i said the word "I" a lot. I don't mind if other people do it. I don't have to see it
I just thought i would say it because i think that anyway. since i saw what a difference fan art can make to a persons popularity. I mean i'm by no means a fantastic artist but it does go to show. most people in a fan base will snap up any art no matter what. look at me now. only 13 watchers in 2 months. thats nothing compared to the 200+ i got on my old account. about 100 of which came from doing fan art.
You can complain about me all you want i just don't like the idea really.
OH an i lied. i did make 1 piece of fan art. which is the first in about a year. but i still don't like the idea really.
So u never feel for drawing any character from a serie u really like just becus ppl might fav it becus they love the character. I just think its sad if u really want to draw fan art but dont becus ppl might fav it. I do see your point but I think the best thing is to draw from ur heart. Yes thats sounds gay but I think thats the best way to go. That I meant is draw what ever u want no matter what as long it makes u happy.
I didn't say i wanted to. i said i was tempted to once. i can't even remember what it was. I'm a very lazy person and when i want to draw i want to draw what i want. i don't draw fan art but i take ideas from other peoples work.
If i wanted to draw fan art so desperately i would. but i don't and i think i would most likely be better off showing i can do things without. though i've basically given up. i rarely draw anymore. I enjoy characters of a series and i like it when they are drawn well. i can't draw other people characters anyway and if i try it puts me off the character because of how horrible it looks in comparison.
I don't know. I also just don't like to look at it. I don't like looking at other people trying to draw characters of a franchise because it often doesn't look like it. I'm nit picky because of perfectionism. I don't like to see certain bits drawn wrong. I don't mind if it's someone own character in their own style but it really puts me off.
Sorry. But well. I stay clear of the category anyway XP
Ok I see. Im bit picky too when it comes to fan art. But I often dont try to make it look as the orginal style. As u said it often never becomes as good as the orginal. Its always best I think to find my own style when drawing art. That definitely including fan art too. Dont say sorry I do respect u opinions.