Fan Art LawFan Art Law2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
Summer Contest :D [CLOSED] [WINNERS]Winners!Summer Contest :D [CLOSED] [WINNERS]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place - TheOriginalBeatleBug - A free commission of your choice.
2nd Place - SarahShirabuki8000 - Fully coloured vector head-shot of any character.
3rd Place - Skyheart-Bases - Black lined, colourless head-shot of any character.
Congratulations to the winners. Send me a note about what you'd like me to draw and it'll be added to my to-do list Prizes should be finished within a week of you telling me what you want
Anyway. Thank you everybody for entering. Don't worry if you didn't win. The winners were chosen at random so everyone had an even chance of winning. And regardless. I may hold another contest in the future
30 watchers :D !!!I know 30 isn't that much but I'm getting there and I just want to say thank you so much everybody that's watching me, your all so amazingly nice and supportive giving the best feedback comments and favourites.30 watchers :D !!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconAdriSala: :iconSay0Hitsugaya: :iconSapphira-Adi: :iconYllaseviel:
:iconCaptainGhostly: :iconReelyin: :iconTriiGuN: :icondoctor3056:
All you guys and ladies are totaly awesome and even your art/poetry/stories anything that you do is spectacular, so everyone keep being awesome and expanding on your individual talents
200 point giveaway!rules:200 point giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fav this journal.
make a journal abot it.
comment with you're journal link!
I will give 50 points.AsariGoddess gave 10 points to be a sponcor and WEEKOLDMILK gave 70 points to be a sponcor.TheWritingDragon gave 70 points to be a sponcer and to addvertise a giveaway.
Deadline is 5th August.
By the way,TheWritingDragon has a giveaway too.
Savannah-Storm's Birthday Giveaway! CLOSEDOk no more entries now! I will post the results in about 10 mins (:Savannah-Storm's Birthday Giveaway! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hiya everyone! As my birthday is coming up (21st August) I decided to do a giveaway!
#1 2 prints of your choice from :iconsavannah-storm:
#2 168 from :iconsavannah-storm:
#3 A request from :iconsavannah-storm: (one character, halfbody)
#4 A chibi and a headshot from :iconamaya-ikumi: (no male characters)
#5 A request from :iconzombietator:
#6 A headshot from :iconbleached-horizon:
#7 2 chibis from :iconpunky136:
#8 A llama and a chibi icon or pixel doll from :iconamuchia:
#9 A chibi, bust or waist up from :iconmadiminlee:
#10 [Bullet; Yellow] A fancfiction from :iconmastersaruwatari:
#11 [Bullet; Yellow] A chibi or bust from :iconsugabunneh:
If you'd like to donate any prizes I'd be very grateful! ♥
I love you all!Everyone know I love my watchers. Why wouldn´t anyone? Awesome artists following awesome artists and all moving towards the same goal: improving and having fun.I love you all!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I felt like I needed to say something more specific.
That I love everyone who´s ever asked for a request from me, has done an art trade with me, has held a contest or has just let me do a drawing inspired by their artwork.
I love each and everyone of them because, to tell te truth, If it wasn´t for them, I never would have drawn half the stuff I drew.
I´ve never would have attempted Pokemon, or yaoi scenes, or guts, or even backrounds.
But I did! And it´s all because you gave me a cool character to work with, or a cool concept or said a word that triggered a childhood memory. And those things became ideas. And those ideas became heart-felt art for the first time in years.
I want to say that I love your little sweet, twisted, random, cute little minds for doing something small that caused it all.
And I love you all.
Photo's Commissions!❤ Hello Guys!! ❤Photo's Commissions!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
.. I need your help for my dream's Cosplay and I thought that I can do something really special if You like my works
Maybe, I can make photos for You.. Practically, You can choose what cosplay I must wear, and You can also choose the pose. Tell me by private message what costume and pose You want and so I decide the price (to be made by paypal) and send You the pics (digital form.).
Is Anyone interested in this "project"? :')
Make me happy, plz ='(
[No nude or my boyfriend kill me, LOL]
Contest: Outfit DesignEDIT: Only a few weeks left now. If you're going to enter, (on the maybe list), enter in those few weeks.Contest: Outfit Design1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello, my peeps and lovelies, I have decided to hold a contest of my own. But you have to be one of my watchers to join. NO Exceptions.
I would love for you to design an outfit for my Vampire Knight OC Sara Awayuki.
For those of you who know her well, you know her style. She loves lolita dresses and classy clothes. She loves black and blue roses too. She loves the Gothic Lolita style the most but she likes all the styles except for Guro and Kodona (she likes Wa, Shiro, Sweet, Hime, Gothic etc) http://www.lolitafashion.org/styles_list.html (this will explain the styles). However you may deviate from the lolita route and do something complete different. But keep it classy and no inappropriate designs.
The prize for the winner will be the design used and 100 . However even if you don't win, I will still use your design at some point and I will give everyone who entered 10 oi
Bday GiftsSo hi my fellow otacool'sBday Gifts8 months ago in Personal More Like This
let's put the contest aside and here's another subject(don't worry the contest still goes on!)
so as the title says
You can get a free request If you've got birthday :iconinamismileplz:
you just have to be a member of this group and BAAAAM
You get a Gift!
Just send me a Note :iconharu-ryunoplz: with the request
DONT FORGET TO CHECK THE AWESOME AND STUPID LOTTERY TO WIN 2 FREE COMMISSIONS!!!
and the CONTEST if you havent joined yet!!!
Does anyone want a picture?Once I figure out how to re-upload pictures on my new computer system, I will be taking requestsDoes anyone want a picture?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What I WILL do:
-any character/s that you like from an anime (sorry, my talents aren't much better in any other genre)
*just give me the character name and where they are from
-any character you made up
*that explains itself. Just send a link what what they look like, and their color scheme.
Your favorite couple/pairing from any anime
*again, names and show names
-A character that you made up with any other character from an anime
*those are always fun, and I love doing those <3 (I even support the coupling of an oc with another character since I constantly do it myself xD)
What I will NOT do:
*other things than anime (sorry. I just hate doing realistic, etc.)
-I will do Final Fantasy and things like that, but it will be in anime and not that realistic anime like how they have it.
Kirbrand!this is a kirbrand with pageviewes.the goal is 2,350pageviewes.Kirbrand!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
feature art for 1 week.
1)read the rules.
2)the screenshot must be 2,350 pageviewes.
make a journal about this is 5 points.
good luck everybody!
2,600 , 3,000 , 3,450 , 4,000 , 4,500
XXXXXXXXXX== GIVEAWAY CLOSED == XXXXXXXXXXXWelcome back everyone! Merry Thanksgiving! XD.XXXXXXXXXX== GIVEAWAY CLOSED == XXXXXXXXXXX10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for stopping by again
I won't be long, but first I have to announce the winners from last time:
Each won 100 points. This time, I want to give out even MORE.
Next time, YOU could be on this list- and 100 points richer. You'll never know unless you join!
I invite you to check out all their pages, ESPECIALLY the last guy.
He's pretty awesome:
How to enter:
Entering is simple- all you have to do is
1.This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
2.Be a watcher. I would really appreciate it if you did, It helps me keep track of the people who join, plus it's an easy way to say "thank you". &
Read PlsHelloRead Pls7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello peoples who are kind enough to read this~
Lots of info in this jornal entry so keep reading pls~
Okay so I know in my last journal entry I already apologized for not starting the requests I got (I know that I'm so over dramatic and acting like me not uploading requests right away is a big deal) but I'm going to start them after I'm not sick anymore so I can put LOTS of time and effort into them. I know I only got a few but it actually means a lot to me that people take the time to comment on my journals and ask me to draw them people~
And yes I know I uploaded my Miku picture -
But I started it before I received the requests, and I like to work on one thing at once.
OH EM GEE Yes I changed my icon, AGAIN. xD I couldn't help myself, I saw it and was like "BAD A22 MIKU ICON ASDFKUHFHAPIU. MUST USE." I know I said I would stick with the last one I had for at least a
comissionsto make a face drawing like this http://handreiahdraken.deviantart.com/gallery/#/art/handreia-s-kimono-379634563?_sid=19427acacomissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
are 2 points
to make a full body like this http://handreiahdraken.deviantart.com/gallery/#/art/handreiah-outfit-4-war-ninja-378937445?_sid=4623433b
are 3 points/or 1(not choose yet)
hope have many comissions ^^
ContestDoes somebody still wanna join this contest?Contest4 months ago in Personal More Like This
On our affilate group :iconwe-are-otacool:
Hello all together!
this is my very first contest and I'd be glad if there are many participans!
First of all, you do not have to be a member of this group to join!
This Contest is about drawing your Oc(own charakter) with your favorite Character of any anime!
To make this a bit more fair to the ones who don't have a Tablet this Contest will be for traditional drawing only!
something like this:
haruxkakashi on a roof by haru-ryunoAceXHikaru by haru-ryunoAi chan and Hitsugaya Toushirou by haru-ryunoAi chan and Hitsugaya smiling^^ by haru-ryuno
These are some older pictures of me XD
not really the best but I hope you get what I mean!
The most of the examples are only half body but that doesn't mean that you have to do half body pics
In this contests Chibis are not allowed!
Please do not use bases!
Only traditional art
enclosed with a monsteri ran. i just ran. even though i knew deep down in my aching bones that this nightmare was with me and there was no getting rid of it. Oh fuck, my head. It won't stop pounding. with every pointless step i take, the thumping becomes louder. the ends of my coat have become frayed and tattered from the long, sharp, thorny bushes. "get out of my head! please"! i scream as i trip and stumble through the forest. "no, i'm not going anywhere i'm afraid", reply the voice in a smooth, yet chaotic voice. i stop running and grasp the sides of my head. "GET. OUT"! i shout in desperation. no reply. after thirty seconds of silence, i can hear a quiet laughing as the thing inside mocks my attempts of getting it out. i just want to go home...enclosed with a monster1 year ago in Personal More Like This