|The deviations you find in my Favourite's are works that in some way or another managed to capture my attention, be it by their artistic value, techinical work or simply because they are based on a wonderful idea, no matter how simple they may be. My favourites usually describe what I'm into at the moment and I won't deny that there's a lot of FanArt in here. But I also appreciate the occasional "Original" Art.|
If you see something that strikes your attention, please visit the artist who made it. What you see is only one part of their gallery. Who knows what else may be hidden amongst it?
I don't think it's much of a secret what I think of this. Unauthorized use of fanart is a bit "NO" in my book. Why? Artists often spend hours trying to perfect their work. For days, their free time is spent creating the work that you came to love so much. It starts as an idea and slowly gets its final form to hours and hours of work. I know form experience how frustrating it can get to a pose just right, or the colour scheme, or this one tiny element in the background. When you see someone take your art without your permission or knowledge, it feels like they got away with a free cookie. All your hard work is used by someone else and you don't even get the credit for it.
Not to mention in as a more extreme example, and trust me, it does happen. Let's say that a certain fanart gets uploaded somewhere on the internet, unsourced. Someone (can be a person or company) finds that image and thinks "that's nice, let's print it on stuff to sell." That way the company makes money while the original artist doesn't even see a single cent for the work they created. How's that fair?
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[...] Reprinting of image data from this site without the creator's permission.
You may not reproduce, distribute, publicly display or perform, or prepare derivative works based on any of the Content including any such works without the express, written consent of deviantART or the appropriate owner of copyright in such works.Often artists already have somewhere on their user profile (sometimes on the art page themselves) a line regarding reposting or using their art.
絵の無断転載、使用、切り抜きなどご遠慮ください。 (Google translate tells you exactly what it says)If people link to their tumblr, it means they want you to reblog from their tumblr, not repost it.
[...]official material is free for use as long as you’re not making a profit on it because they already have made profits from it from the magazines and books they publish.But what when I see examples of reposted fanart?