51% Fanart love 49% OC love It's seriously that close so that's why I just barely picked Fanart. If you'd given the opportunity to put a "I love em equally" button I woulda clicked that one in a heartbeat XD
Both for commissions (since you don't want to cut your potential on that front) but I'll have to choose OC since you really seem to want to expand your world that you've built. And I want to see it too.
Well usually original characters are what the artist wants to see but doesn't exist yet so I'd say just that makes it at least a bit better Plus, licensed characters that are worthy of fan art really are just well designed OC's
fan art because the characters are more recognizable, and there's a likely chance that someone already knows that character and thinks she/he's hot, so when they see a BBW/BBM depiction of that character, it's a win/win.
If it was an option, Id choose both. However, If one over the other, I prefer original characters. With Licensed characters, one must create a certain situation for them that fits the aspects of their plot and personality. One wouldnt put a girl who is tomboyish in a frilly dress with her acting giddy as if she always liked it despite canon stating they hated frillyness. With original characters, if they own the char, then they can adjust the situation or the character as needed, while still staying true to the canon. Take the tomboy example. If the tomboy is your oc, then the author can put her in a frilly dress if they wish, and put that the character may deny it but in secret likes girly things. In short, I prefer ocs as the creator has mlre free reign over them than a licensed or other persons oc.
Why is this something people have to pick one over the other on? Can't people have the choice of appreciating good art and characters, licensed or not? v: Like, there's plenty of copyrighted characters I love. and ones I never wanna see. Same for original characters. ... I think I see a point in a different conversation where this will be used <:v