654 - Fan Art Trap

26th May 2012, 12:00 PM in Post-Hiatus
Fan Art Trap
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Tim 26th May 2012, 12:00 PM edit delete
Tim
Fan art is addictive. You know why? Because people respond. You get feedback. People like it, and on sites like DA they comment, add to favourites, add you to their deviantwatch and add to your pageviews. Feedback is the drug of all artists, the measuring stick that lets us know how far we've jumped, and a huge motivator to continue drawing. And it is a bastard to try and get a decent amount of it on original work.

Enter fan art, the cheap, quick and easy way to get all of it. The problem is, once you're locked into fan art, "your fans" are liable to drop you the moment you decide you've had enough. This is why I try hard to post more original content than fan content. Put out the message that, "yes, I like this stuff and I produce drawings of it, but that's not all I'm about".

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Coley Boyd 30th May 2012, 3:45 AM edit delete reply
what was it fan art of?
Tim 30th May 2012, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
Tim
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