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dA Bestiary No 76 by Windy999 dA Bestiary No 76 by Windy999
Here's my bit for the Fan Artists - notice how gently I tread around this one :)


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SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a fan artist myself, but I'm not one of these. I deal with them all the time and they are indeed irritating. My fan art intentionally has my own version of the official character style and I always redesign a character in my own way (it is "deviant", after all). But there is always one of more fan piranhas who will then come and tell me something about the physical appearance of my fan art is "wrong" or "inaccurate", even though it was my intention to do it differently. 

It might be for this reason that most fan artists (unfortunately) try to replicate the exact style and portrayal of the characters they are fans of. Unless the character(s) are doing something interesting in the art, I find this incredibly boring and repetitive.

They don't realize that "fan art" means a fan's own representation of something they like, not a replication of it. 

I appreciate this! You are a very good observer of the community here! Nod 
Inu-freak Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, yes, this is so true. I am a huge fan of many different things, and I have seen this first-hand. Especially with Harry Potter or Phantom.
Ryugexu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
XD fan fights are highly amusing.

Because tehy are fighting over things that dont exist
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
i can play the emotional surgeon on them so well.. :mwahaha: i am lucky that i got to find this bestiary today :w00t:
AWdeV Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008

just, that's all.

Eolhin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007   General Artist
Absolutely great! *L* I like the "scientific" name of this breed. ;) Though of course, there are many sub species.
kargath64 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
I like dynamite fishing pirranhas!
Elfhawk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*loves this so much* Every time I find a fandom, I turn around and find it descending into popularity. (I read and adored the first Harry Potter book when it was originally published, and two books later I was lost under a sea of enthusiastic eight-year-olds and Bible-thumping angry parents....) I can't decide if I'm a trendsetter or an albatross.
miyamashi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta love it. My other big one, besides +Fav Bomber, and I'm not afraid to admit it, though the squabbling usually doesn't happen with me...just rampant fanarty commenting and favoriting.
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
I was very recently one of the Backyard Trees (or possibly a Hmmmicorn) and then a horde of Fan Pirahnas and Wow Birds swarmed my page... Yes, this describes them perfectly. Fan Pirahnas, lol, I'd never have thought of it!

I quite enjoyed this dA Bestiary of yours. It made me giggle incessantly and your artwork brings to mind fond memories of joke cards and MAD magazine. ^_^
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