Well, the AF fandom is mostly teenagers, and when you get a fandom that's mostly teenagers, you also get fanart that's mostly anime-style. I do draw in that sort of style (though I occasionally try out others) and I try to make him a bit more distintive when I draw him. Of course, I'm not that good at drawing guys, so.Well, I would really hate the idea of Artemis Fowl as an anime because.. well, it's actually quite silly. I consider myself a bit of an artist, and I just finished a totally serious (pencilled copy) portrait of Artemis II. I was browsing internet fanart for AF and all I saw was anime and manga! Artemis with long flicky hair in his eyes, Artemis with an untied tie, the list goes on. I find it a bit off-putting that the same portrait (stereotypical anime/manga guy with black hair and buttondown and tie) is all over the internet and people have the nerve to draw him again and say, "Hey, it's Artemis!"
I don't want the stereotypical guy to take over the internet fanart section!
Uh, I drew a silly crossover picture with Homestuck and put it on dA, I could send you a link to it if you really want. I just kind of drew it when I was bored last night, so it's not the best thing ever, but I liked it enough to post.Hey Athena, when are you going to put this portrait up for use to see? (: (Although I still have to disagree with you that anime is 'not serious.' (; There's are lot of new and innovative designs I've seen for the characters in anime-style. In addition to Megan-Uosiu, there's iesnoth, Acaciathorn, Sorcaron1379... at least, those are some of my favorites. Anime is just a broad category for lots of different kinds of animation, so it's about capturing distinctive personalities and expressions with simplified forms, kind of like what artificialGenius was saying. Not everyone will have a thoughtful or authentic response to the subject, but then, most artists, especially young, untrained artists do. The important thing is just drawing and putting time and effort into something you enjoy, I think (: )
Hey arty, have I ever seen any of your work? Mind putting a link up? (:
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