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First of all, I’m not a fanartist. Not because I don’t like it, but I usually have too many things of my own to draw.
But today I have seen people argue about sourcing and labeling things as “art” or not. And honestly, saying fanart is not art just because you didn’t CREATE the character you are portraying, my dear friend, is just
It’s like saying that when you’re drawing, say, a tree, and you look at a real tree and draw it, it’s not art. Well, you didn’t CREATE the tree, so regardless of the fact that you used your technique and abilities to portray it, its value is completely disregarded.
Any form of creative manifestation can be considered art. It doesn’t matter the style, or theme.
And someone’s artwork is theirs and theirs alone. Unless the artist specifically allows you otherwise, it’s simply ethical not to strip them of the right of being credited by their hard work. Even if you wanted to share them in a social media because you thought it was pretty.
Believe me, someone once displayed publicly something as personal as a self-portrait of mine, which was located in a personal website of mine, without any form of credit or source, and when I called her out she just said “Oh, I think it’s beautiful and I just thought I could use it.”
People need to stop thinking this. It’s the internet, but someone in this very real life worked their ass off for just a sparkle of appreciation, and appreciation does not mean taking the artwork and using it as you will.
So I had my art test for university today and I was all happy and finished with my drawings.
And then one of the professors just came to look at my drawings and he started to give his opinion and I automatically filtered what he said into “you have no significant style and you did it all wrong”
And I feel like shit
I don’t even know if I want to go to art college anymore
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