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Fan Art in All Forms...
Fan Art in All Forms!Fan Art in All Forms!
Calling all the fangirls, fanboys, Bronies, Whovians, and everyone else in between! You're probably well acquainted with the Fan Art submission category here on DeviantArt, but be aware there is plenty more fandomy goodness to be found in other categories as well as mediums. Fan Art is by no means limited to digital + traditional art mediums and thanks to the mind-blowing skill and creativity of fans around the world, art inspired by fandom can be found in a plethora of ways...even some you might not have been aware of!
This feature in projecteducate's Fan Art week is about showcasing just how versatile fan artists can be. Whether it's from photomanipulation, to cosplay, to artisan craft, to anything else, these fan artists are dedicated in their love for fandom and deserve to be recognized outside of the Fan Art category.
Anthro: Animals + fandom = art
Animals and fandom together? Let's go! Artists have been ultra creati
Original Characters, Fan Art, and Submissions…
Original Characters, Fan Art and SubmissionFan Art
Because DA has so many categories, I can guarantee that every artist has had a moment where they sit there, staring at the screen going "but this could fit 2 or 3 of those, how do I know where it should go?" Fan Art is especially confusing because every media based subcategory exists as other categories in the submission tree. When you throw Original Characters (OCs, also called Fan Characters), characters created by fans to exist in a universe copyrighted to someone else, the confusion only grows. Licensed art is the cherry on top of the messy submissions sundae. Hopefully I can untangle some of this for you below.
What counts as Fan Art?
Fan art is defined loosely as "art depicting characters and concepts to which you do not hold the copyright." So if I draw characters from FullMetal Alchemist or Legend of Zelda or The Wheel of Time, it would be considered Fan Art. If I were to draw a chocobo or an ent, that
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