King Nightmare as … Prince Nightmare!
The King is an original character and I doubt that there is another human form than its ”adult”-appearance, since it is more of a personified dread than a real being. It puts on a “human suit” to lure people into false safety. I found the idea interesting to figure out, how he might have worked as a child-character.
I am very happy the WACs are back! Thank you and good luck with the job.
Dear Fellow Tumblrs,
again and again I come across posts who offer glorious, beautiful artworks - originals, prints - for money. Many of them are fanart.
As much as I love some shows and would want glorious artwork on my walls and as much as I adore many of the deeply inspired and lovingly cared out fanworks - isn’t it wrong to earn money on the creations of others? Many artworks wouldn’t get half the exposure if they weren’t connected with a fandom. Many people like the artistic value of them, but actually buy because it portraits a show/character they deeply care for in a light they enjoy - and the original merchandise doesn’t offer.
It seems to be widely accepted on tumblr and i don’t get it. I love fanart. And I actually don’t mind originals of fanarts being sold. But editions? Buttons? Real merchandise?
My experience and opinion:
As much as I would love to have Calvin + Hobbes Merchandise to show my affection for the series everywhere, i would not dare to buy some, because I know how the original creator feels about it. I also worked for a company that had products from the disney-princess-franchise and konami on their shelves and had to work with the graphics departments of said companies to set up their products on a fair. i know how they are about the usage of their interlectual properties…
I was asked a lot to offer prints for a fanart of portal I once did. I asked valve if they wanted to use the image for something, because I got all the asks but never heard from them. I simply uploaded the image in the best resolution I had so everybody could make their own prints, even though art-prints are a lot of effort and also expensive. This is probably one of the most liked images i did - but i know why: for portal. not for my artwork. And that’s perfect to share the love in that way. As a fan - but that’s just my view.
I find it okay to pay money for an image of original characters in an existing setting (Your Avatars in a game) or your wish to see characters in a certain constellation - but not as a merchandise product.
How do you feel about this? Why is selling fanart acceptable to so many people?