What classifies as fanart? (3)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-17 16:40 ID:jakGq266

In your opinion, what classifies as fanart? Does it have to be creative? Does it have to be fiction-based? People I've spoken to seem to have varying views on this. I've drawn a few things that would probably be considered as conventional fanart (they're all unbelievably bad, however), but, for example would you consider this type of thing to be fanart? ( http://dueysdrawings.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3864 ) Or would you count realism as something separate?

2 Name: Star's Snowflake : 2009-11-22 21:27 ID:Bgp4JNkq

I'd call that more like a portrait. See, if he was in character, doing something in the story (maybe with Bella or getting mad at Jacob for example), then it'd be fan art.

3 Name: Marth : 2009-11-22 23:47 ID:84zAADx4

I agree. The drawing of real people (as Star's Snowflake said, not in character) is portraiture, not fanart. I would say that yes, fanart needs to be fiction-based to count, and, of course, it has to be of someone else's fiction. Drawing/painting/whatever one's own characters is original art unless the characters are tied into someone else's fiction.

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