I've been following a lot of fan art based on the Hobbit movie lately. It got me thinking, how as a teenager I was able to spend hour making fan art, mostly drawings. Now I feel as if Im missing being ale to make fan art.
Its a wonderful way to pay homage to something you admire. It also gives you a subject to work with when otherwise you might not know what to work with.
As a jewelry artist I realize I have been doing some fan art. Its not a portrait drawing, but it is fan art!
I'm a big fan of Sherrylin Kenyon and her Dark Hunter novels.
Im fortunate enough to live in the same are she does, so I have had multiple opportunities to meet her at launch parties. And her publisher puts on some fantastic launch parties! I tend to have boot envy at these parties, since I do not have fantastic boots, and for some reason all the folks who dress up in character always have to most fantabuous boots!
One year I decided to make some necklaces based on the cover art of Acheron and Bad Moon Rising.
I know Ive posted these images before, but not in this context, the context of "hey I do make fan art".
I made a pair of earrings based on what Queen Gorgo wore in the movie 300. And as gifts for some author friends I made symbols that represented their book characters. And lets not forget my mini polymer clay Mad Hater Hats!
There is a ton of Doctor Who fan art out there, and those fans make everything from copies of the famous scarf to formal dresses of the Tardis.
This dress is just brilliant!
Lets not forget Star Wars and the fan art this generates. There have been baby girl dresses to R2D as vespa
I was introduced to the Hunger Games books from a fellow artist who was participating in ring a week on Flickr in 2010. She made a ring based on the game arena. It was an interesting concept, and peaked my interest in the books.
Fan art is great. It can help generate more fans.
I still want to make some Hobbit fan art, time to think what I can do from the book or movie (and I don't just want to copy a piece thats in production).
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