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Sometimes I wonder if anyone has ever considered fan art of any of my stories and/or characters, then I get thinking they're probably not worth it, hence why I rarely get any.

Don't mind me....

d.m.f.
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
 
CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 6 months ago
Most of my stuff that can be termed fan art came about as a result of Secret Santas, an art trade, or my taking advantage of someone wanting to practice drawing.  While the first two might be a bit out of your reach, the last might be a possibility (I got mine at the Collected Curios forum).

However, if you're talking about spontaneous, unasked-for fan art, keep in mind that you're not alone.  I imagine that more well-known artists and writers don't get fan art because no one thinks to do so, as complements and comments are typically enough.
dmfalk
6 years, 6 months ago
Some do, though, particularly if a character is interesting. I just think it would be nice to see someone try to interpret some of my characters in situations from their stories, like Marta ("Marta's Song") as she's playing keyboard on the streets of San Francisco, or Meredith ("Lost in the Stars") as she's free-floating in zero-gee, or Helia ("Nutty"), just being the silly squirrel that she is, or even little Sandy ("Facing a New Day"), being serenaded by the mice. :)

Oh, well-- Not that it's important, though....

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kedfernandez
6 years, 6 months ago
When I'm not working on my book projects or illustrating, I tend to create some fan art from time to time. If you can recall, I did you a special birthday gift pic last year.
https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=155570
And I would like, with your permission of course, to do another Amy pic. I couldnt help but notice that the last time I actually forgot to add her trademark pink bow tied around her tail. How the hell I missed that, I'll never know.
I'll make sure to add it this time.
dmfalk
6 years, 6 months ago
*nodnod*

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kedfernandez
6 years, 6 months ago
"nodnod" equels yes?
dmfalk
6 years, 6 months ago
If you want to give it a shot.... :)

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EroKord
6 years, 6 months ago
If I were more dedicated to improving, the reason I wouldn't do much or any fan art of other people's chars would be because a lot of furrys would jump at the chance to dramawhore about it "OMG DATS MY OC DONOTSTEAL U CANT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!" Which I never got since the majority of furs draw fanart for popular characters, like they aren't the designers creations. Yay for double standards!

I'll keep in mind you're cool with it if I ever get better enough to do justice to other people's chars :P
dmfalk
6 years, 6 months ago
All I ask is to ask permission, just so the character is "in character". The exception is a surprise gift, where hopefully the artist took the time to figure out how much "in character" the character should be. (I prefer the former, obviously-- I've had a small number of instances where the gift art was very much out of character-- At least 2 or 3, over 15+ years' experience.)

It would be nice if I could draw, myself- I can't. :( I do envy those who can both write and draw, especially those who do a pretty darn good job of both *cough*
CyberCornEntropic
CyberCornEntropic
*cough*.... This is why so few uploads (other than old fanart of Amy and a few commissions) in my gallery are artworks.

"Of course, you could always commission artwork!" If I had the money at the time, I would, and have.

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CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 6 months ago
" dmfalk wrote:
All I ask is to ask permission, just so the character is "in character". The exception is a surprise gift, where hopefully the artist took the time to figure out how much "in character" the character should be. (I prefer the former, obviously-- I've had a small number of instances where the gift art was very much out of character-- At least 2 or 3, over 15+ years' experience.)

I'd say this is where my approach differs from yours.  I don't require anyone to ask permission first (although it is appreciated if they want to talk to me about my characters first).  To me, fan art is sort of like a way for me to see how others see my characters.  I can't really expect them to be totally accurate to how I see my characters since most of that is in my head.  How are they supposed to know what's only in my head so far, anyway?

I do certainly understand where you're coming from, though.  Your characters are a part of you, and it can feel unpleasant at times to see them looking and acting in ways that doesn't fit with how you see them.  But seeing how someone else perceives them via fan art (or commissions or art trades) can be a useful tool to looking at your character from an unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable vantage.  I'll even try to explain away many apparent inconsistencies (which often leads to the artist trying to correct them; fan artists can sometimes be much more unforgiving than a character's creator :p ).
dmfalk
6 years, 5 months ago
I don't mind some differences, but when the interpretation is so completely out of character (ie: for me, for example, being bold or otherwise forthright/extroverted), I can get touchy about that, as you can imagine. (That happened [i[once[/i].) Fortunately, it's rare-- Usually, if there is a problem, it gets fixed, and I'm kosher with it. When the artist is unwilling to address the problems (again, a rarity), I may explode (and have, if you recall).

I just want enough of a heads-up so I can make sure things don't get too out of hand-- Feedback, both to and from the artist and/or the creator, tends to solve most problems. I don't ever want to deal with an artist who is not going to communicate.

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CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 5 months ago
Panda Jenn.

I understand that.  I figure that's why fan-made stuff is automatically considered non-canon unless someone official says otherwise.  An example for me that I've encountered was a character someone had based off my primary persona on Furcadia swearing profanely.  The thing is I don't use profanity, even if it's mild or appropriate to a situation.  (My stories are another matter since it's my characters talking, not me.)  I raised the point, but didn't pursue it since the character wasn't mine anyway.
dmfalk
6 years, 5 months ago
My own use of profanity is actually rare, but does happen- Depends on whether it fits the situation or not. I certainly feel no need to pepper my vocabulary just for the sake of doing so.

I hate complaining, although sometimes, as it was with PandaJenn on my second commission with her, it had to be done. :P (The first commission from her, as you know, is my featured artwork on my main page- I was VERY happy with the results on that one. :) )

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CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 5 months ago
Just think, you're easily still more profane than I am. :p

I understand the dislike of complaining, too.  You want to balance getting your displeasure across without insulting the other person or hurting their feelings.
dmfalk
6 years, 5 months ago
*nod* Or appear to seem a whiner. :P

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CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 5 months ago
It's a tough decision sometimes.  Would the red whine or the white whine go best with this filet complainon? :\
dmfalk
6 years, 5 months ago
:)

I'd be happy not to complain at all.... Sometimes, things get in the way of that plan... :P

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 5 months ago
The best laid plans of mice and men...  Although, I suspect you would prefer the best lays of mice and men. :o
dmfalk
6 years, 5 months ago
...And squirrels, and bunnies, and skunkies, and leptis...... ;)

d.m.f.
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