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Fanartist Stamp by Feniiku Fanartist Stamp by Feniiku
minor edit: changed it to scraps to my gallery stats only apply to actual pictures lol. More stamps by me can be found in my scraps (use the search if it's easier ;))

Big Edit: considering this has well over 2000 faves now, I wanted to make it look nicer. The old version had Comic Sans for a font for crying out loud XD

Hope this looks more presentable now ^_^

Made with (as was the original, even though I mangled it before)


-Original description (plus edits) from November 25th 2007-

Sorry, but I had to have my say.

There's far too much fanart hating here lately. Whilst I agree with not drawing fanart purely for pageviews and popularity and so on, I don't like it when most people bundle all fanartists together.

There are those of us who draw fanart for pure enjoyment. Sure, our galleries may end up packed with characters that aren't ours, but the work put into each picture can be akin to various original works.

I do original art, but most people don't see it because I don't like the thought of it possibly getting stolen. But I enjoy working on fanart just as much, and so I show artwork I have fun making, in the hopes that others will enjoy looking at it.

I'm a true fanartist; I draw fanart for fun.

And I'm proud of it.

(stamp is simple so it can be used by any fanartist.)

I love seeing what everyone else thinks about why they like fanart!
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ThatLuckyHorseshoe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Hehe yeah....I draw like su fanart all the time lmao
TutanTurkeyTail Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I draw because I like to draw ;)
NinjaWoodpeckers91 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw fanart to make people happy and to entertain them. Not to be attention whore.
littleCatMeow Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So much thank you ≥v≤
ZinniaSnowdrop Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO agree! :heart:
Derek-the-MetaGamer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. I draw to entertain.
lupko1994 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's right! :D
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This totally reads me when I draw fanart! :D
GNGTNT105 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ammyfan13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally support
NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, yeah! I'm the kind of girl that draws what comes into her mind as soon as possible, and I watch cartoons all the freakin' time. Guess what the by-product is? :)
Mina-Foxkey-Star Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. :nod: I draw pics for entertainment, not to get everyone's attention. Thanks for making this stamp.
SakuraWarrirorGirl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Same reason's I write fanfictions :) I draw too but I don't draw or write fanfiction's/fanart to gang popularity, to get more page views etc that stuff I could care less about. I love writing and drawing, because they relax me and are a fun hobby ^^ However: I'm a writer, but I do want to be an author to make a living off of my books...that's okay right? Does that make me an attention seeker? ^^; I'll still have fun writing of course :)
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I like this stamp alot its called fan art for a reason. :nod:
cihojuda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I agree with this completely. The shows I do fanart and fanfiction for aren't even that popular, so it's kind of hard for me to gt pageviews for it.
SabrinaNightmaren Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Now this is what you call a stamp with thought
Omixgirl10 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist
I have been fortunate enough to never be accused of drawing fanart just for pageviews, but I've heard of it happening.

I honestly love drawing fanart, and if someone wants to accuse me of just drawing it for popularity, then they apparently are not paying attention. ^.^
Eevee164 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. That's me. XD
Krirka Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
And because it´s the only way I can hug a character. XDDDD
dadona777 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
thank you!!
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Bardigon29 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:iconfacepalmplz: i am serious.
RevolutionHellCowboy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This stamp has a good message and I agree with it 100%. I get tired of people who make a big deal about pageviews, and personally I think they should focus on their art rather than trying to have someone catch a kiriban.

As popularity, it's overrated. At one time I wanted to be popular, but after seeing one of my best friends get banned (for something he never did), another friend constantly get trolled and flammed because their art style, and another friend as a victim of art theft, I decided to finally stop trying to be popular, and focus on drawing because I love to do it.
picolotree Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I agree. I do get seriously tired with people constantly begging me to make some original characters. I tried doing that time and time again, but they always fail miserably.

I just enjoy making fanart more than originals. Why cant I just continue to do what I like? :/ Oh wells. -_-
VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree entirely. :D
SideQuestPubs Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I draw fanart (or in my case, write fanfiction--I don't draw too well :crying:) because I enjoy the comics/books/games/movies/etc. so much that it inspires me to wonder what else could happen.

That the series in question happens to be popular is, in my opinion, a pure coincidence. That other people enjoy the series has nothing to do with my enjoyment of the series.
I'll admit, the page views gained because of that popularity is an added bonus, as it increases the chances that someone will critique my work in a way that helps me to improve, even to the point of improving my original work.

But I write or draw what I do because I enjoy what I write or draw about.
I do not do fanart "because it's popular."
Aura-Moon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Totally agree on this one. A large portion of my gallery are Nightmaren characters and such. I enjoy drawing them because I adore Nightmaren designs. I'm not out to be miss popularity by any stretch of the imagination ><
smartypantz25 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
HELLL YEAH! I'm favouriting this!
FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I do it because I love my characters and I love to entertain people,
it's as simple as that. Awesome stamp by the way,
it speaks the heart of a true fanartist :3
I salute you for that :salute:
InvaderAresX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I salute you i love drawing fanart cause its fan!
hammyhammy22 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
agree and loving the "bloody proud" part :D I draw fanart because it's fun, I enjoy it, it's a little hobby to pass the time :) I don't particulary plan a career in art at all
KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
I'd like to think the large amount of fanart I do is helping me practise my drawing, as that certainly seems to be true :)

So using ^^
Skirushiemonster Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Pinkshadie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this stamp is perfect. <3
Miss-Panettone Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Tottaly agree!
I do fanart when I can't take a certain show/video-game of my head and because I enjoy it!
Pageviews are not that important at all...
Flana-The-Hedgie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
battyelf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yea I agree Draw cuz ya can and love every minute of it XD
Hantavirologist Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. It's so bloody fun! Of course we do it for enjoyment! :heart:
Page views and comments don't hurt though ;)
wight-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
if i had a sub, i would most certainly use this as i agree whole heartedly with you, :clap: but i'll fav it instead since i lack a sub.
fanart's fun to draw when your stuck for ideas or original stuff. :)
Kogamitsu Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaand here's another fave! :)

Greetings from another "True FanArtist" :thumbsup:
lleaflet Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This stamp cheered me up considerably. The bundling... it just enrages me.

I've seen that there's been a tendency into assuming that if the fanart doesn't look good, it's not good in any way. And if it looks good, it's GREAT and AWESOME without any second thoughts. Even when the idea behind the mediocre picture would be very creative and unique, while the good one would be the opposite.
Which is why I've developed a "fear" to take the pen in my hand and just draw. I'm not that great of an artist myself, so I think I'm going to be labeled a rabid fangirl if I post a couple of fanarts. Because some people can think that you just want those extra watchers to get you surrounded by a mob of fans who follow your every word.
But in the end, making art truly is, even if it was the "corrupted" fanart, about enjoying what you're doing.
I'd enjoy it. But I won't draw. Because I'm afraid.

And then came this stamp. And I'm reminded of why I really want to do fanart.

Thank you :heart:
MissTiiParty Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Thats so me. I have be drawing FanArts long time b4 I find and join DA.
I still donīt understand what the Pageviews are for.XP
HenchysBadArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Argh! This is fantastic
Thank ya so very much, droogie *bows*
flowernose-hana Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love drawing fanart and haing fun drawing it, and seeing the characters I love in new situations or at new angles. I have to use this stamp~
Chulala Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
so true to that!
Even my own classmates argue with me about it but I don't care, I enjoy the fun and that's it. I keep my originals to myself than let it be stolen and used without credit.
kristi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Here here! :)
relyon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true! Faved! xD
Temporus-Polaris Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Amen n.n It's so annoying sometimes, it's ridiculous.
ghost-of-dreams Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! :XD:
Animaker131 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love this! The perfect stamp for every fanartist out there. Yeah, doing original work may be important, but fanart is too. It's what gets you into drawing in the first place isn't it? CX That's my case anyways. I agree, it is fun. More like a blast. ^v^ Love the stamp! Faving and featuring in my stamp collection. :boogie:
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