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Palliativity 197: the fandome menace

Posted on June 6, 2013

Fan-art is a strange beast. It's a wonderfully freeing experience to take ownership of a story, style or character that you love but did not entirely create. The way that you can instantly connect with and incite thousands of fellow followers of any given genre or franchise feels all too much like chasing dragons. My most successful pieces (in terms of views/sales) have been my fan art by epic magnitudes and have even gotten me published alongside some of my heroes.

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At the same time, I've never wanted to get pigeon-holed as many successful artists often do. I have no interest in being the world's most awesome cover band. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will forever hold that crown. The important thing to remember when creating fan art is to project your own vision and style of another world as if it is your own into each and every detail. That way, you never lose sight of what it truly means to be a fan.

As I have said time and again:

If you want fans, make fan art.

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Innocence

Posted on June 2, 2013

"Innocence"

"Innocence is most often good fortune rather than a virtue."

— Anatole France —

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Touch the Sky – Final Fantasy XII

Posted on May 27, 2013

Touch the Sky

"Princess, no need to worry. I hope you haven't forgotten my role in this little story.

I'm the leading man. You know what they say about the leading man? He never dies."

— Balthier —

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( Fun Fact: that's WWI Sir Winston Curchill in the bottom right! )

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Stardust

Posted on May 20, 2013

Stardust

"We can be heroes, just for one day."

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Ruin – Pallas Athena

Posted on May 6, 2013

Ruin - Pallas Athena

"Pallas Athena, goddess of learning and strength,

We come to worship you, dread goddess.

Bless us we pray; give us wisdom.

Be with us always. Blessed goddess, hear!

Sanctify our lanterns now, to shine forever clearly,

Lighting the way, making bright the dark."

- Bryn Mawr chant

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Sakura Boxer

Posted on April 29, 2013

Sakura Boxer

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free

that your very existence is an act of rebellion."

— Albert Camus —

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