Project Educate: Introduction + Defining Fan Art:iconbummy3: PE: Introduction & Defining Fan Art!:iconbummiesplz:
Welcome to our Project Educate Week! Fan Art's week will last from today December 5th 'til the 11th and in this week we will do our best to explain and clarify all the aspects regarding Fan Art that might be confusing to you. We will also be giving you a lot of interviews with Fan Artists all over deviantART and Art features for your pleasure and enjoyment!
You can see a list of events prepared for each day as well as the past events in ^rydi1689's journal
Without further ado, I consider Fan Art Project Educate Week OPEN!
Everyone loves Fan Art but, what is it exactly?
Fan art includes those artworks that are based on or contain material such as characters, settings, concepts or universes in general that are copyrighted to someone else other than the artist creating said F
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...Everyday we're CV'ing2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving
Fan Art + Fan-Fiction DD RoundupImportant UpdateFan Art + Fan-Fiction DD Roundup4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Official Fan Art Newsletter [#01]
In regards to Daily Deviations and other matters, please read, fave, and promote this article!
Features by SingingFlames
Features by Lyricanna
Loki - King of Asgard by Quelchii library tea party by Sivcova
Features: Rare Fan ArtFeatures: Rare Fan Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to our second Fan Art Feature for Project Educate: Fan Art Week 2011! Today, we'll be featuring some fandoms that for some reason or another don't have a big representation on deviantART in terms of the number of Fan Art you can find. Without further ado, here's the features!
Angry Birds (Video Games)
:thumb110929148: Bakuman by kamuikaoru
Ice Climbers (Video Games)
The Ice Climbers by Jaehthebird Ice Climbers by alunual Ice Climbers by LemonYo
Duck Hunt (Video Games)
:thumb43212965: Scott X Ramona Vs. Duck Hunt by SaraRichard DUCK HUNT Iza 04 by Izaart
Foster's Home for the Imaginary Friends (Cartoon)
Wilt by Zakeno :thumb154642461: Imaginary Galaxy War by 3rdclover
Inspector Gadget (TV series)
:thumb134059965: Inspector Gadget - Revamp by mike-loscalzo :thumb719074
Project Educate: Fan Art Week - IntroductionMy partner in crime WildCharmander, along with Lyricanna, TheCreativeJenn and yours truly have prepared news, interviews, chat events and features that we hope you find interesting and helpful.Project Educate: Fan Art Week - Introduction3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But before we get into this week's events, how about we do a review of last year's Project Educate Fan Art? In December 2010, our previous Fan Art Queen, rydi1689 and myself brought you a bunch of informative articles regarding the FanArtDom and the Fan Art Gallery. For those who missed them, here's the list:
Project Educate: Introduction + Defining Fan Art
Project Educate: Fan Art - The beginning
Project Educate: Fan Art ABCs
Project Educate: Fan Art - A Feature!
Project Educate: Defin
Fan Art + Fan-Fiction DD Roundup:iconsingingflames:Fan Art + Fan-Fiction DD Roundup5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by SingingFlames
Features by TheCreativeJenn
Features by Lyricanna
Thrall by Nicolasaviori by Nicolasaviori
Wolverine by matthewjrawson by matthewjrawson
Clicker Bloater Final by mayonnaiseandbread by mayonnaiseandbread
Weirwood by kenket by kenket
My Neighbor Totoro by SceithAilm by SceithAilm
Deadwood's Al Swearengen by PowerLloyd by PowerLloyd
The Library by moesyoujyo by moesyoujyo
Floating Flowers by Mengluoli by Mengluoli
Smash Bros. by Robotpencil by Robotpencil
Among the stars by Elyses by Elyses
Hero of Time / Hero's Shade by suzumiyamisa by suzumiyamisa
FT a warrior's heart by Kristallin-F by Kristallin-F
Toward-the-sunset by NORIMATSUKeiichi by NORIMATSUKeiichi
Elsa : Maybe snow fall tonight by Lovepeace-S by Lovepeace-S
Official Fan Art Newsletter [#01]------------------------------------------------Official Fan Art Newsletter [#01]4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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- Official Community News -
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- Concerns of the Community -
- Ideas & Suggestions -
- Community Spotlight -
Official Community News
A Tribute to Robin Williams by techgnotic
Guardians of the Galaxy by madizzlee
Fan Art Friday: Assassin's Creed by Lyricanna
Fan Art Friday: Persona by Lyricanna
Project Educate: Fan Art as Emoticons!What is the difference between a smiley and an emote?Project Educate: Fan Art as Emoticons!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The Emoticon is a combination of different letters and punctuation. The Smiley is displayed as an Image.
But nowadays Smileys are also known as Emoticons.
Both are used to display different moods, actions and situations.
" - Krissi001
Read the interesting history of emoticons! http://krissi001.deviantart.com/journal/Project-Educate-The-History-of-Emoticons-214239675
So why am I discussing emoticons in Fan Art PE? Fan Art can be EMOTES!
Why have a still image when you can animate your Fan Arts? A frame by frame emoticon Fan Art can be an epic tribute!
This article is dedicated to the wacky world of emoticons, Fan Art style!
super smash bros emote by MenInASuitcaseSamus Emote by Zerix:raymo-animated: by aiwebs2005
So what is an emoticon and what is not?
An emoticon are known as those ro
Tutorials Feature - CosplayTutorials Feature - Cosplay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As part of Project Educate - Fan Art, we'll be featuring tutorials related to the creation of Fan Art. Today, we're presenting you with a collection of cosplay tutorials for all of you who love to homage your favorite characters by dressing up as them.
Tutorial: Making Armor by Fylgjur Temari Fan Tutorial by Temari9999
Manly Makeup tutorial by MKToxic Oh, Dango. Tutorial. by josephmlee Yuna's accesories tutorial by Raito-loves-L
Yuna's accesories tutorial by Raito-loves-L Nodame bag TUTORIAL by Cheila Madoka Petticoat Tutorial by RuffleButtCosplay
Pokeball Tutorial by AnyaPanda
And that's it! We hope you'll find these useful for your cosplay needs!
Project Educate Features: Old SchoolWhat better way to kick of Project Educate than Old School? Old school is what made new school fandoms today! Respect the classics!Project Educate Features: Old School3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hamtaro by mycath:thumb136431078:
:thumb210015620:Rust Giant by SethardRocko's Modern Head Cramp by SeizureDemonANIMANIACS by amekotoba
:thumb194835471:Jim Henson's Imagination by jdrainvilleFlintstones by ZwoltopiaCasper and Ferdie by DJ88 (I had to add Casper too!)
Old school rocks, and we all know that!
Misplaced works: Traditional Art and Fan ArtGalleries MonthMisplaced works: Traditional Art and Fan Art4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art category is for original works made with traditional media, or for traditional works commissioned (or requested) by the copyright holder.
Fan Art category is for works that contain copyrighted elements that don't belong to you and that were not commissioned or requested by the copyright holder, even if they were commissioned by a fan. If a work contains elements directly inspired by a copyrighted environment but not representing the original material, like a fan fiction illustration, it still belongs to Fan Art gallery, even if there are your original characters in it.
Some subcategories might seem speculative as to where put your work, but in reality it's very clearly specified:
Traditional Art > Paintings > Illustration and Traditional Art > Drawings > Illustration sub-galleries are for illustrations that wer
deviantPOINTS: An updateOver the past few months we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the way that members in our community have been offering points as payment for certain types of services within deviantART. We’ve seen all sorts of creative uses, from offering to critique your work for a few points, journal features for a few more points and my personal fav -- avatars, journal skins and any other sort of art commission for points. It’s been great to see deviants use their experience and skills to fund their super group upgrades, prints purchases and even treating their friends and families to their very first item of deviantWEAR.deviantPOINTS: An update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As time rolled on, we noticed a new trend creeping in. People were not just offering a small number of points for a task that they’d normally do as part of their daily deviating -- people were offering thousands of page views for hundreds of points, and there seemed to be no limit to the amount that could be purchased, or offered. It didn
PE: Fan Art and Anime/Manga - MiscatsA miscat (or miscategorization) is how we usually refer to an artwork that was categorized incorrectly when submitted to deviantART. On this article, I'll talk about what is likely the most common case of miscategorizing within the Manga&Anime galleries: Fan Art. And to start with, let's start by clarifying what each gallery is for.PE: Fan Art and Anime/Manga - Miscats4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What to submit to the Manga & Anime category?
On Manga&Anime and each of its subcategories (that were explained in detail by myself and cinyu yesterday), you must submit only original art, made with either traditional or digital media, that contains the features of the japanese manga/anime art style.That means the art style used by you has to be recognizable as manga/anime, but the character drawn by you mustn't be copyrighted, so it has to be completely created and developed by you.
A Guide to the Subcategories of Fan ArtGalleries MonthA Guide to the Subcategories of Fan Art4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to the Fan Art section of the galleries description month Basically, I'm here to give you a play by play of how the Fan Art sub categories are structured and what belongs in them. On August 30th, STelari will be giving you a guide to Traditional Art and Fan Art miscategorizations and Gwendolyn12 will be giving you a guide to Anime/Manga and Fan Art miscategorizations, so I will not delve too deeply into those here. So let's delve into the wonderful world of Fan Art!
What is Fan Art?
Fan Art is the Level 1 category found on the category tree. Fan Art is currently defined as art containing copyrighted characters or concepts. This basically means art of characters, creatures, locations, items, etc that are under copyright and were NOT originally created by you. But the word concepts is also important here; characters created for a specific fandom also have a home in Fan Art, since they build on t
Fan Art in Artisan CraftsFan Art in Artisan Crafts3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Continuing with our series of articles about different forms of Fan Art, today we are going to talk about Artisan Crafts.
"Tangible craft work created by the artist, typically created for utilitarian use or decorational purposes. Only the tangible, finished product belongs into the Artisan Crafts galleries. There is a wide variety of artisan crafts, including pottery, textiles, needlework, wood, metal, leather, glass, jewelry, culinary arts and much more." - MyntKat, former Artisan Crafts Volunteer.
"work that has been imagined and designed by the artist and then replicated in a form that is different to drawing/painting such as wool, felt, wood, metal etc. Or work that is taken from a 2D reference and then made into something else, like a my little pony etc." - UnicornReality, Artisan Crafts Community Volunteer
Some awesome Artisan Crafts:
Project Educate: Vector Fan Art Feature!Time for a Feature from the Fan Art Vector Gallery!Project Educate: Vector Fan Art Feature!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mad Tea Party by KuitsukuKawaii Alice In Wonderland by darren72
A Whole New World... by DanghieuWonderland by Mr-Bluebird
I hope you have enjoyed those features!
Project Educate: Fan Art in CosplayProject Educate: Fan Art in Cosplay3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone and welcome to our first informative article for Project Educate - Fan Art Week! In this article we'll be covering some facts about Cosplay and its relation to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery. Let's get started.
According to Wikipedia, "Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure?), short for "costume play", is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are often
Surviving (and thriving) on deviantARTSURVIVING (AND THRIVING) IN THE MINTY GREEN JUNGLESurviving (and thriving) on deviantART4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FINDING HAPPINESS ON DEVIANTART
If you want to get something out of it, put something into it. Visibility on deviantART is mostly a numbers game; there are so many users that unless you're interacting with others, even the highest-quality work may go nearly unseen. This advice sounds like a truism, but people seem to have difficulty understanding that no, their work is not some kind of miracle that breaks all the rules. Don't expect the community to fawn all over you for existing. You have to make them see you.
Don't expect the community to fawn over you, period. These people are usually your peers, but even if you don't think they are - they are not your buttmonkeys. Don't treat people that way.
The people who let you treat them terribly are not the ones you want. Some people will allow, and even encourage you to treat them like slaves. The
Copyright and the reason why we are hereIt seems that there is a terrible misconception going round DeviantART and I decided to share my opinion on that matter. The hype about Copyright And Copyright Infringement on DeviantART took on a extensive scale within the last years. A lot of people overreact when someone allegedly has committed "art theft". Maybe that's one of the reasons why many people get more and more wary on the matter. It's sufficiently known what is falling under Copyright Infringement. This article makes clear what is not.Copyright and the reason why we are here4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Not long ago I published a poll out of curiosity asking the people how many deviations from other artists they have you stored on their computers. The big majority merely keeps a very small number of pictures. So far there is nothing wrong with that but a considerable number of people commented that they feel not to be entitled to "own" a copy of someones work unless the download option i
Happy [late] BirthdAy, Fan Art!Did you Know?Happy [late] BirthdAy, Fan Art!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It is a very late recognition, but our beloved Fan Art Gallery has turned 5 years old on May 9, 2012.
On May 9, 2007, the Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13 announce the new Root category through a festive news announcement.
And since then, the following deviants have nurtured it after it's formation.
While the growth of our Gallery were handled with various hands, we also sought after keep the community happy. Whether you are a deviant who noticed the changes since the beginning, or if you're a deviant who just recognized Fan Art
Fan Art Features - 3DFan Art Features - 3D3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today's feature showcases awesome 3-Dimensional Fan Art. Let's take a look at these great pieces!
Look Out World by maccollo Patrick The Buu by SaiogaMan
PoKeBall v3 : Opened Project by NeoTendar iron man by artlit
Thanks a lot for watching!
Project Educate: 3D in Fan ArtProject Educate: 3D in Fan Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In today's article we'll be reviewing 3D Art and its relation to the Fan Art Gallery. Let's get started!
"3D art encompases work created in a range of 3D programs for purposes other than games. We take art created in Daz, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Lightwave, Sketchup, Blender and many more 3D applications. If you can rotate around it and you didn't create it in a game (like minecraft, little big planet, etc), it's probably 3D!" - Cymae, 3-Dimensional Art Community Volunteer
Some awesome 3D Art in the 3-Dimensional Art Gallery:
How does this apply to the Fan Art Gallery?
Basically, if you have created Fan Art using any 3D application like 3D Studio Max or Maya, and want to share it with your watchers you need to submit to Fan Art > Digital > 3-Dimensional Art.
As Cymae said abov
An Observation of deviantARTI've come across many complaints in posts or journals or comment threads from people concerning their lack of visitors or comments.An Observation of deviantART5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
One friend in particular compared my stats to theirs, wondering why my page views and such were so much higher when they had been on dA far longer than me, and at the time had just as many deviations.
I'll tell you all the same thing I told them:
Put yourself out there.
If all you do is post things on your own page, whether it be art, writing or journals, or reply to comments made on your own work, the only people who will ever know about it are those who are already watching you or the few who stumble across your work during searches.
You know the old adage 'what goes around, comes around'? It's true. Take it to heart and put it to use.
You want visitors to come to your page? Visit other pages. Your name appears on their visitor list and they may get curious.
You want comments? Comment elsewhere and your comment may garner replies. If your comment
The Road to 100 Million Deviations!DeviantART's 12 million members, the largest collective of artists anywhere in the world, have contributed nearly 100 million deviations! Let the countdown beginThe Road to 100 Million Deviations!5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a site that many different creatives call home from photographers to game designers to culinary artists what will the 100 millionth deviation be?! Will it be another Flash game to inspire Nintendo's game department? A Simpsons re-creation to compel a hire from Matt Groening? Something to inspire Shia Lebouf's next tattoo? It could be anything!
Bookmark this page now and check back frequently to see what will take home the honor of being named deviantART's 100
Group Abuse: Killing our CommunitiesGroups! What a great feature on deviantART. They kicked off last year and have been a huge success. Nothing but good has come from the groups system or has it? I can tell you that right now under the layer of hype lies a deep, dark problem that's slowly killing our communities, unknown artists, and our ART. I'm going to tell you my own story, then explain.Group Abuse: Killing our Communities4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm the founder of a large photography group here on deviantART. We've been using the groups system since the very first day they officially released. At the time of this writing, we have almost 3600 members. We've grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most successful photography groups around. As a founder, it's always interesting to see how your group is doing. It's a lot of fun to look at statistics, new members, submissions, and comments. Until now.
We had an excellent discussion in our group chat debating the following issues. Together, we came up with these issues and decided to raise them to the communit