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Khuan Tru
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
i'm no artist, i just love what i do :)

Are fan arts allowed these days?

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 2, 2014, 12:29 PM
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Listening to Joe Rogan pod cast
  • Reading: Currently reading Stephen Kings Carrie
  • Watching: Ridley Scott Blade Runner
  • Playing: GTA 5
  • Drinking: red bull
It's been years since I wrote a journal here on deviant art. But this time I think I am entitled to it because a  moment ago, I had received about 13 notes from deviant art staff regarding my fan arts of a fitness individual I did are not allowed due to copy right infringement. I don't blame deviant art coz they have a business to run and have to make certain situations like this avoidable so that their site is running. What annoys me so much right now is that ' fan arts' how is fan arts not allowed, I'm NOT selling my shit fan arts coz I know its wrong to do, so why not target those who steal art and sell art, not users who do fan arts for fun. What exactly is wrong with doing fan arts of something we choose to like? The reason I brought this up now is because I am tired of getting threats about fan arts not being approved or allowed, and on top of that in this case. Deviant art had to delete the ones I did because a photographer was, or should i say unhappy with it its use. Mate its a fan art, get over it, if anything you take joy that there are people out there who enjoy your work that they go and do their art based on it crediting you and the model, I know with most of my fan arts, most times - I can't credit the photographer because i don't know who to credit it since the image i worked on, there are other funny logos slapped on it, so why not hit them to with the complaint? For the past hour, raving and ranting via my facebook about this, this thought also came across.. why not ban comic con events, cos the individuals who dress up as their favorite icon or hero, the creator, photographer, model or the person who wipes their ass with it is unhappy with it being used from us as costumes or fan arts. Why not take the fun out of it, take the fun out of art and creating art whether it be fan art or art.. 

This has happened to me numerous times and most times I don't usually get a say on it, because I try not to allow it to annoy me.. but for fuck says mate.. it's a fan art of your work. If I was the photographer and an individual took the time to do something off my work, and he or she credited me. I'd fucking show the world that I have a fan, not file dmca reports to make the artist feel shallow about it. What's also upsetting is the thought of this, I'm stretching it now, but its a possibility the photographer must of contacted the model to find out whether she approved the fan art or not, not that fan arts need permission if you are doing nothing wrong with it, the model could have easily told the photographer to chill out and take joy that someone did a fan art of our work. What's the big deal? But if she didn't, then I have completely lost respect for her and the photographer for being so up tight about this. There are hundreds maybe millions of users via this site who do fan arts of marvel, you see Marvel file dmca reports to them? (depending if they stole art and sold it without the proper rights and process, then yeah hang em.)
But before you comment and say most individuals hate us for doing fan arts of their materials or based off their materials, fair enough, there's this thing most normal righteous people do, email kindly about it for it to be taken off. Rather than hit below the belt. I've made errors in the past, but as soon as i get an update from other users about the source of material (depending if they know), I always update the description box with the updated info and credits to the source, then I email them about it to see if its cool. And they are cool and thankful for the fan arts I do and consideration of emailing them the update.  Sometimes they ask me to take it down, I take down.  No complaints or head ache. 
But this, warnings and threats of deleting accounts based on fan arts, knowing that we have been members here for years doing the same routines in fan arts for recreational fun creation outlets and credited the reference material, yet the system here warns you of three strikes and you're out.. REALLY?? 

Right now, i am tired, extremely  pissed off, and fed up of all the silly ass restrictions regarding art or fan art, these codes or numbers written in books to protect copy rights and  holders, are confusing and most of it isn't fair at all. Why not hit people that actually steal peoples art rather than hit us who enjoy doing fan arts as a recreational hobby.  I do my best to credit everyone, and if I can't - I leave a note on the description box asking for info so I can update it later.. and others do that too. 

If anything the photographer could have of easily emailed me, rather than threaten me dmca and account lost via deviant art. That to me is below the belt considering how long of a member I have been with Deivant Art. And to top that, most users here are fan art based who do fan arts!!!! So it's a mix of artists and fan artists.  So all this nonsense is really invalid. And there will always be haters out there fucking with us.. 

Sorry for the raged rant and on a lighter note of things.. happy new year 2014 for all. I guess on the brighter side of things I still do have an account here which matters, but man.. its just fan arts..  why the hate??


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Journal History


change is never easy
Sun Jan 12, 2014, 4:44 AM
donated a few print outs to Tiffany Ann, and hopefully soon she will get them.
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 10:25 AM
looking for artists to feature for interviews for 2013. if you are interested, feel free to tag or note me for details :)
Sat Dec 22, 2012, 4:25 AM
huge shout at to deviant art for that awesome deal of buy 12 months membership get anotehr 12 for free. thanks deviant art. just topped up my account again and love it. lol
Fri Nov 16, 2012, 5:34 AM
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Hi. Don't you see my note for you ? I like your digital arts. Its great. Perfect ! I wish I can do this arts but i cant do =( if I send my photo Can you do a digital art for me? Please . I will be really happy. I love art. Thanks. Sorry for my bad english.
KHUANTRU Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Cartcurt, sorry i haven't replied back to your note, i don't think I have reached that far on to my notes page. At the moment, i can't do any collaborations due to the current work load i have for myself which I have to attend to before I work on anything else new. I've been really busy with the arts and also coming up with designs for my t shirt collection, so its not possible to accept any work unless it is commission based. Sorry to have replied back to your note / comment this late. 
Imm. I understand.=( I wish you can do that when your work isnt finish. Thanks for answer. Good work
Saw the piece you did of Jessica Nigri and had to find your DA.  Glad I did... fantastic...
KHUANTRU Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Evening Djbridget, thanks for the comments on the fan vectors mate, I always appreciate them and its always cool to read comments from you and others regarding the fan vectors I do, it definitely gives us fun artists to keep enjoying arts for recreational purposes. Glad you are one of many who enjoys what I do mate, appreciate the views and supports whether it be here on deviant art or my facebook fan page. 

cheers buddy :)

Kind regards

Really coolwork, keep at it.

Any chances on you painting Mellisa Clarke?
KHUANTRU Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers for the comment and suggestion, I'll have a look at who Mellisa is and book mark a couple of images when i get some time to do some vectors.
kirbysreplica Feb 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that's really great work,  can see that you love it keep it up buddy ! =)
KHUANTRU Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks Kirbysreplica for the comment, much appreciated mate. I do as much as I can with the art. :)
MaryNoewan Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey!I hope you answer :c UMH , my name is Mary and I am 14 years old and live in Romania.What can I say is that in five years sitting on the computer . All the five years I had my first game , yet still keep it remember.And then until now, I am gamer. I have a talent for drawing ... more to anime cartoons and portraits. I started to learn to work in PhotoShop ( I started with Ps cs3 ) I and graphics tablet and most designs do in Paint tool sai.I love your drawings. amazing draws. You are a great artist and I'm a big fan! I hope to get myself to draw like you! I really appreciate and love you for who you are. never cease! <333 - i hope you understand,my english is not good >< - 
KHUANTRU Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Morning Mary, what a lovely comment you shared. Don't worry about the 'english' your grammar is good :) I wish you the best in the coming years regarding your own style of art, and more importantly. Enjoy the process of it, as long as you enjoy drawing, in time you will be able to take risks and different directions in your art craft. Wishing you the best and keep drawing what motivates you and inspires you, whether it be from a recreational value or something based on commission. 

I love doing fan arts which i'll continue to do, but I also just got started in creating my own designs for my own t shirts, which is a slow process as i am still learning about it. It's also nice to know that you enjoy doing fan art as well with your anime drawings. 

I also use photoshop cs3 and also illustrator cs3 too, so thats nice to know that there are some people out there that are using the old softwares, how ever i am going to upgrade them eventually if I can. :)

thanks for the comment MaryNoewan, appreciate the comment and support on the vector arts and fan arts as well. :)
davebe Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again for the favs!!
KHUANTRU Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries Dave, its always nice to see what others are up too, you can say its almost refreshing and interesting to see, in our minds to try and construct what you (others) were thinking when creating your pieces of art at the time. 
davebe Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just purchased some line board. I have in mind to do some ink portraits of some of the powerful film and television characters. People like Charles Laughton as the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Toshiro Mifune from the TV series Shogun.
Probably a kind of Fan Art. Maybe there are some ideas there for you.
All the best
KHUANTRU Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Dave, thanks for sharing that, i'm definitely sticking with stuff i enjoy, like you with your interest in Charles Laughton as the Hunchback of Notre Dame or the  Shogun series, movies, games, music or even celebrities pictures are fine to fan art as long as we take the precautions of crediting source and also extremely important not to sell it. Which i believe new comers are not aware of, i'm all cooled down from that incident, its a very controversial subject matter with no right or wrong, it was the way it was handle that bug the hell out of me. I've still got good ties with photographers i know who are open for all artists to work from their materials as long as credits are added. Like Magic Rhino who is a traditional artist who commented this, at least my account wasn't deleted as of yet. 

so its best to avoid that particular people and their materials.

The internet is a very vicious jungle.

cheers for that, i think most will stay with the entertainment fan arts in movies, for image references to draw off from.

thanks Dave,

DISCOFRISCO Jan 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn bro....gotta say again....GREAT WORK!!.. See you've been busy

KHUANTRU Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Discofrisco, Just commented on your gallery bro, absolutely love traditional art, so its always refreshing to see them alive and well here. Its been a struggle so far, probably why i vectored so much lately and still continue to do so, as long as i don't offend anyone with my fan arts based off from their material, as long as they are happy, i'm happy. I've had a recent complaints on the fan arts, which has just fueled me to do more. lol
I thank you very much the fav:

Version of 'Natural Girl Portrait' by HipolitoUribarrigoye
MarcelieneMarley Nov 18, 2013
KHUANTRU Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi mate, hope you are well. love the new look, you look much happier now :)
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