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SYAC - The Slippery Slope by TomPreston SYAC - The Slippery Slope by TomPreston
Copyright 2012 Andrew Dobson
Read the latest “So, You’re A Cartoonist” at the following [link]

Doing fanart is both rewarding and frustrating. It's rewarding because it's a great way to draw in new fans and viewers by showing them something they're familiar with.

It's frustrating because your original characters and series can often get overlooked or be not as popular as a fanart piece you produced in 10 minutes. I've seen some really talented artists fall down that slippery slope and struggle to get back up again.

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SquidHatJenkins Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This pretty much sums up my views on fan art No, I disagree! 
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pikachuiscoolio Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PIKATROLL
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Talongrasp Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
If you're wanting to get back up again, you better get a Rhyhorn. And also, I do believe it's called a  "hill", Andy.
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Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
see what you did there....just can't stop drawing mascots. they're just my obsession
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WolfBytes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Ha ha! I see what you did there...
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AnimeOtaku4444 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ahahahaha! I always said that yellow rodent was evil! XD *dies laughing*
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Awdren Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
You and me both.
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AnimeOtaku4444 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:-D
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ExMedal Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student
yes
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FiendPets Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But be careful. A few years ago, someone requested a picture for their best friend's birthday of a character from One Piece. I wasn't a fan of it personally, but I helped out anyway. Posted it to my dA gallery once the friend had been properly surprised. That picture alone has more views than all the rest of my stuff combined (and more favorites too) It has more views than my profile, so I know people aren't even interested in the rest of my stuff. I struggled with whether to leave it up because it was the most popular thing I'd ever done, or take it down because it wasn't a real reflection of my work and didn't belong in my gallery. I left it up, but I now use the term "One-Piece'd" to describe when an artist has one manga fan art in their gallery and you can hear crickets in the rest.
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