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Okay people, this is something that has been bothering me and you can disagree or agree. Whatever you choose.

I know that many original artists tend to look down on fanartists since it is fanart. While there are some awful fanart out there, there are plenty of amazing fanartists with just as much if not more talent than some of these purists. Also, there are fanartist who have a pretty nasty attitude over this argument and a few who have a poor attitude about original art.

On the other hand I know that I personally can't do only fanart because I feel drained after awhile. But at the same time, I also like to celebrate things I like through my art.

Although I am not advocating both for everyone. People should draw what makes them happy and if that is the case then go right on ahead. I made this stamp for people who are both or support the idea of being both fanartists and original artists.
So I'm both and if you are too then feel free to use this, I can't XD :thumb82661634:

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NinjaWoodpeckers91's avatar
NinjaWoodpeckers91|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do love fanarts but I also like original arts.
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fokerero's avatar
fokerero|Student General Artist
I always drew Mario and Sonic characters since I was 8... and before I used to draw other characters.
I now know it's called "fanart" (figured it out when I found DA), and I kinda always made it.

But I also created many characters, stories, I can draw cartoony versions of real people, I draw a lot of things, even though I love and sorta prefer fanart.
I do it with lots of love, and I'm not exagerating.

Also, I'm not even a professional... I guess I'll draw less fanarts when I become one and do it because it is my job!
So I'll create own characters (as I already do).

And then, for the ones who can't understand, fanart is a thing.
Stealing art because you're not able to do your own is another thing.
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NitendoFan92's avatar
original art have a point for at least making effort on originality but fanart can take artistic liberty making it at least more original.

But someone who do awful original art have no escuse against good fanart because talent come first.
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CloudsGirl7's avatar
CloudsGirl7| General Artist
My gallery is 95% fanart and fan fiction. Of course, part of the reason I don't upload more originals is because I worry about theft. (Not that I would like it if someone stole my fanarts, either.)
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Sia-Mon's avatar
Sia-Mon|Hobbyist General Artist
I draw both original art and fanart.
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Detective-May's avatar
I came across a group where they believe fanart trumps original art. I was then banned for drawing more original than fanart, I was very sad.
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Yaoiwriter25's avatar
Yaoiwriter25|Hobbyist Writer
I just find it more satisfying to do my own work i don't want to  copy someone else's.
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SegaDisneyUniverse's avatar
SegaDisneyUniverse|Student General Artist
Fan art by clotus  ;)
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inuko93's avatar
inuko93|Student General Artist
I think drawing fanart is fine, it's when artists start taking commissions for fanart that bothers me.
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HoshiBlue21's avatar
HoshiBlue21|Student General Artist
REally want to use this, is a very truth what you say people shall draw what make us happy
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jord123's avatar
Aye, I would say so myself. There is plenty of brilliant artwork on both sides to justify this claim. 

And I do agree, people should draw what makes them happy. 
The only thing that bothers me is that there isn't much original artwork on this site (or at least, not as much as I would prefer). I still think, though, that both original artwork and fan artwork can both celebrate creativity in their own way.
But anyways, good stamp. :)
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tglooker's avatar
tglooker|Hobbyist General Artist

Let me said.

 

For you no listen wise of mark twain.

 

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS AN ORIGINAL IDEA.

 

Someone somewhere at somewhen has thought about it

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Etsuko-Hime's avatar
Etsuko-Hime|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have just started with a little original art XD im prakticing with drawing oc's ( other peoples original charakters) for others ( reuqests XD)
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CuttingAcidity's avatar
I agree. I believe art should be judged by its aesthetic value first, and then points like these. 
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MissEljebel's avatar
MissEljebel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree :)
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dorkycats's avatar
dorkycats|Hobbyist General Artist
I also happen to be both original and fan artist, which is why I agree. :iconbigmeowplz:
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beatrice1979a's avatar
beatrice1979a|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I hear you. Thanks for the stamp I'll be using it.
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SoloDarkness55's avatar
SoloDarkness55|Student Digital Artist
I love being original, but I kinda suck at fanart. I'll get better at it soon enough. :rofl:
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CookiTrast's avatar
CookiTrast|Student Traditional Artist
i givz this thums up!
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FlintENT's avatar
FlintENT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with this stamp. I like original art and fan art. I do not think anyone should judge others by what they draw. If someone drew hundreds of fan arts, that does not make them a lesser artist than an original artist. Some people may feel comfortable with fan art. I can understand if someone is trying to make fan art their own idea, then that would be stealing, but if someone likes drawing fan art because they support someone else's idea, then let them do so.
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ToonsGirl's avatar
ToonsGirl|Student General Artist
I agreed! I'm glad that I am not the only one that feels this way!
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GuardianOfShigeru's avatar
GuardianOfShigeru|Professional Digital Artist
I agree! I used this stamp!
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Sl1m3h's avatar
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Orignal :U.
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MRottDawgBarks's avatar
"People should draw what makes them happy and if that is the case then go right on ahead"
You just said it all, great stamp =3
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