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The Truth About Selling Fanart
Update notice as of January 17, 2013: I have given this guide a MAJOR overhaul. It was originally written over a year and a half ago, and since then my own views and understanding of copyrights has changed. I felt that this guide should reflect those changes, so if you read this guide in the past, please take a moment to look through it again as I have added MANY new topics, information, and sources. Unlike my first draft, I have also changed my viewpoint to neutral throughout this writing.
Update notice as of July 17th, 2015: Check out DeviantArt's new article on art theft, fanart, copyrights, and other relevant topics!
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor any kind of professional that works in dealing with laws or copyrights. This guide was written based on my own research and understanding of copyright laws, and from discussions with others knowledgeable of the subject. These facts are all
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Celestia simulator by doubleWbrothers Celestia simulator :icondoublewbrothers:doubleWbrothers 7,599 1,245 He is ALONE by nitchzombie He is ALONE :iconnitchzombie:nitchzombie 4,526 225 WIP - Realistic Wings by Sunnybrook1 WIP - Realistic Wings :iconsunnybrook1:Sunnybrook1 8,028 1,026 --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Cranberry Raccoon! by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Cranberry Raccoon! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 1,583 168 Misaka Mikoto - Bloody Electricity by YugataKisu Misaka Mikoto - Bloody Electricity :iconyugatakisu:YugataKisu 4,016 160
A small talk about pricing your art
You're creating art. You have the passion, you have the skills. Why not make some money out of it then? It's a good idea, right? A lot of people live from creating art, and even more earn some money on the side by taking commissions. You should give it a shot!
So... How much money is your art worth?
It's a hard question to answer for those who are just starting their adventure with selling and creating art for money. Is its worth equal to the price of the materials you used? Is it equal to the value of the time you've spent on creating it? What about the emotional value you put into it? Should your education influence your prices?
No matter if art is your job, hobby or a pastime, you should never undervalue it. In this article I will try to give some tips as to how assess the value of your artwork and touch the problem of too low prices.
We're in it for the money.
Let's be honest - if you're reading this then you probably want
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Protect Your Work
For many artists, art theft is a frustrating reality. No matter how we watermark, logo, or constrain the resolution of our work, there are instances where artwork will be reposted, ripped, or used for commercial gain without credit or compensation. For some, this can be almost flattering, to know that there are those that like your work enough to steal it. But, the fact still remains, that your work has been used without permission, and for no gain of your own.

My Experience
I have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The collage above is a brief representation of some of the ways my photography has been stolen. Some were edited without permission, event advertisements, included in a calendar, manipulated to advertise jewelry, sold on canvas, for promoting a cosmetic brand, or even for music videos.
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Radke Industires: Exterior - Front by iancjw Radke Industires: Exterior - Front :iconiancjw:iancjw 586 13 --SOLD--Poseable Hand Made FIRE WOLF! by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Poseable Hand Made FIRE WOLF! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 2,095 251
Lady Ice - Work in Progress :iconlpdisney:LPDisney 3,134 1,024
ABC - Font Typeface Version 2 by MyFox ABC - Font Typeface Version 2 :iconmyfox:MyFox 1,079 190 TDA Long Hair Download by HaruLikesCarrots TDA Long Hair Download :iconharulikescarrots:HaruLikesCarrots 1,076 125 --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Baby Umpo by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Baby Umpo :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 1,620 154 Life of Ry - Work by Ry-Spirit Life of Ry - Work :iconry-spirit:Ry-Spirit 2,445 251 Munch ( commission work ) by Apofiss Munch ( commission work ) :iconapofiss:Apofiss 4,577 164 Different Pattern by Design-Maker Different Pattern :icondesign-maker:Design-Maker 2,321 442 Clockwork by bittersweetvenom Clockwork :iconbittersweetvenom:bittersweetvenom 3,426 159 THE HOBBIT (whole vision) by yinyuming THE HOBBIT (whole vision) :iconyinyuming:yinyuming 5,419 533 My Little pony Headcannon Example: Pegasi Anatomy by turnipBerry My Little pony Headcannon Example: Pegasi Anatomy :iconturnipberry:turnipBerry 516 62 Commission - Klingon Tank Destroyer by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Klingon Tank Destroyer :iconshimmering-sword:Shimmering-Sword 795 86 Gem Stone Step by Step by Tobyana Gem Stone Step by Step :icontobyana:Tobyana 2,827 28 Her Bruised Universe (WIP) by DestinyBlue Her Bruised Universe (WIP) :icondestinyblue:DestinyBlue 4,580 154 -SOLD- HAND MADE LIFE SIZED Poseable Wolf Pup! by Wood-Splitter-Lee -SOLD- HAND MADE LIFE SIZED Poseable Wolf Pup! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 4,684 401 The Titans by moni158 The Titans :iconmoni158:moni158 11,232 844 The wanderers by kawacy The wanderers :iconkawacy:kawacy 6,470 168 Male Anatomy: Front View Tutorial by SteveGibson Male Anatomy: Front View Tutorial :iconstevegibson:SteveGibson 591 16
A Woman Can - HetaliaxReader
A Woman Can
Headcanon warning: The headcanon I used is that the nations are capable of changing their genders if they want too or are in the mood too. Like, France can turn into a girl, and Hungary can turn into a boy. But they have certain genders that they feel more comfortable in, and tend to stay in that gender./

A little known fact about World Meetings that took place before the modern feminist movement - that began in the 19th and early 20th centuries - was that they didn't allow women into the room. Or at least, they didn't allow the countries who identified as being girls to be in their female forms in the meetings. 
Well, they did allow countries to stay in their female forms during the meetings, but they were expected to either serve the men drinks and snacks, or just sit there, look pretty, and be quiet while the men discussed their problems like the rational, intelligent beings that they were.
Yeah, right. (Name) thought b
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Stimpy c.w. by Apofiss Stimpy c.w. :iconapofiss:Apofiss 5,198 152 DressUp Game - Create ur Irken by InvaderKel DressUp Game - Create ur Irken :iconinvaderkel:InvaderKel 1,753 929 THE HOBBIT by yinyuming THE HOBBIT :iconyinyuming:yinyuming 4,783 557 Forgotten Glory Steps by JonasDeRo Forgotten Glory Steps :iconjonasdero:JonasDeRo 4,939 489 --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Baby Umpo! by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Baby Umpo! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 1,040 103 Zara by MustBeResult Zara :iconmustberesult:MustBeResult 453 82 SOLD HAND MADE Life Sized Golden Cheetah Cub! by Wood-Splitter-Lee SOLD HAND MADE Life Sized Golden Cheetah Cub! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 2,489 166 Jet XR4 by IllOO Jet XR4 :iconilloo:IllOO 358 11 taquito ( commission work ) by Apofiss taquito ( commission work ) :iconapofiss:Apofiss 2,438 57 Leaf WMW Step by Step by Tobyana Leaf WMW Step by Step :icontobyana:Tobyana 1,814 24 Dark Lady by HamraBDG Dark Lady :iconhamrabdg:HamraBDG 627 86 Derpy Anim Test [SFM|WIP] by argodaemon Derpy Anim Test [SFM|WIP] :iconargodaemon:argodaemon 862 91 -SOLD-HAND MADE Poseable LIFE SIZED Wolf Pup! by Wood-Splitter-Lee -SOLD-HAND MADE Poseable LIFE SIZED Wolf Pup! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 1,996 146 RR Project: 002. by vmbui RR Project: 002. :iconvmbui:vmbui 16,828 985 ROLLING GIRL DOWNLOAD by blockdt ROLLING GIRL DOWNLOAD :iconblockdt:blockdt 998 157 Sunset Shimmer Simulator by doubleWbrothers Sunset Shimmer Simulator :icondoublewbrothers:doubleWbrothers 4,277 1,582 First Day on the Job by Beavernator First Day on the Job :iconbeavernator:Beavernator 2,062 335 Hand Made Poseable Fantasy Raccoon! by Wood-Splitter-Lee Hand Made Poseable Fantasy Raccoon! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 2,070 312