I just today noticed an illustration which was painted over a screencap from famous movie. This illustration got a Daily Deviation and it has over 3000 faves and positive comments from people.
I started to wonder that is this form of art acceptable these days?
I have seen this done before but I never thought that this form of art would get to DD, but obviously I was wrong.
I also have noticed that fan art from whatever fandom is on or from Disney princesses are a hot subject in the art circles. It's kind of sad that people's OC's don't get as much attention, no matter how well the image would be drawn. There are only few exceptions in that area, but those people are famous from the start so fans fave whatever they draw anyway. ( don't get me wrong, I am NOT bitter, just stating the facts out, and these artist deserve every fave because their artwork is awesome and inspiring.)
But the main point is that should we all start painting over screencaps from movie scenes to get attention?
The person who did this and got a DD never even said in her description that the painting is actually from a real movie scene and from a real sceencap which can be found from google search. It disturbs me and makes me kind of upset that she never said that she totally overpainted this picture and gave the credit like; here's the original picture (insert link here).
Gnh, I dunno. Maybe I'm just tired and cranky because it's monday today and I woke up 4am. oTL (like on every working day)
Just to clarify that I see no harm in Fanart or people drawing it. What bothers me in some fan arts are that some people don't do it for fandom or that they like the series/movie/game but because they want attention. I'm starting to be slightly fed with Disney fan art which is only made for more pageviews and faves. I like Disney fan art, I really do, but it's starting to feel like people want more attention with it. But then again, who wouldn't want attention towards their own art?
Luckily the person who got the DD of the overdrawn image has now included a link to the original image in her description.
And I STILL like to make it clear that I am not mad, sad or bitter what I was talking about here. Please forget the whole fan art talk. I don't want to upset anyone over my own opinions. I've received many good comments and I thank you for that. I've understood many things about the whole fan art thing, and I rest my case about it. If you are interested to know what I think about it, you can read the latest comments and replies where you can read my opinion about fan art.