Fan Art Question
Do any of you sell fan art? I was curious how people manage to sell it with all the copyright laws or do you just not care and hope to not get caught. LOL!
Mostly I just hope I don't get caught! >.< Or that if I *do* get caught, they'll realize I'm so poor they'd never get a penny from me in a lawsuit and just let it go. I try not to do any kind of fan art that's already available through "proper" channels so I don't have to feel like I'm stealing ideas from anyone else, but I'm not aware of anywhere else to buy the kinds of fan art I make anyway so that hasn't been a problem so far.
Ha! That's awesome! I feel as though that's the general consensus but I thought I'd ask around and get other peoples input.
It's been my experience that as long as you're not directly copying something the creators have done first, they actually like to see fan art. I've given things that I've made to both of the creators of the Living Dead Dolls on a few occasions and to Tom Sullivan, and always had really positive reactions. I've sent things to other people I'm a fan of, but I don't usually get a response unless I'm there to give things in person. I assume that a lack of complaints means they liked them too, though. No news is good news, right?
A friend of mine who goes to a lot of the conventions said the same thing about the fan art. Most people just do it and don't worry about the copyright issue. It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission as the old saying goes, I guess.
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