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The graphical image equivalent of FanFic. Can be anything from parody to portraits, technical drawings to [[{{Rule34}} erotic]] [[SelfFanservice indulgences]], to {{Chibi}}s, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs to all of the above combined.]]

Most commonly sourced from animation (both North American cartoons and {{anime}}), since by nature animated characters are ''designed'' to be easy to draw. People with an interest in visual arts are also more likely to be animation fans than most others.

As for [[LiveActionTV live action]] shows, it takes a certain level of artistic sophistication to depict real people with any degree of recognition. That doesn't stop anyone, however, and any visually interesting or unique show is likely to have some fan-made pieces floating around. Most often these are SpeculativeFiction shows, since most fan art based on ''normal'' people is more about the actor or actress than the character. Then again, an entire [[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/3d_celebrities_2/ Yahoo! Group]] is dedicated to celebrity likenesses made with the Poser and [=FaceGen=] applications.

In Japan, FanArt in manga form, from either anime or other manga, are called ''{{doujinshi}}''. Technically, ''doujinshi'' can refer to all independently published manga, but to American anime fans it usually means a fan-made parody or erotica based on an existing work.

Of course, there's always [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]].

And {{Chibi}}s. [[RuleOfFunny Sometimes]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Chibi Rule 34]].

Many WebComics (particularly ones with recurring characters and good quality artwork) have dedicated fan art galleries on their websites, with images ranging from single characters to full-blown [[GuestStrip guest strips]] that don't fit in the [[StripArchive archive]].

See also CosplayFanArt, RuleSixtyThree (for characters drawn as the opposite gender), SideStoryBonusArt (official art), SelfFanservice (when {{canon}}ically unattractive characters look better in the FanArt).
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!!Examples:
* See [[http://www.deviantart.com/ DeviantART]] for a large amount of Fan Art (as well as a wide range of original pieces). Beware, though -- SturgeonsLaw very much applies. Searching people's favorite artwork galleries can help a lot in finding good work, even more if you share the same taste than those people. If you like someone's artwork, consider checking their "favs".
* For a different kind of fan art also see [[http://www.vgboxart.com/ vgboxart]], a site/community that focuses on the creation of Fan Art in the form of covers. It started as a site for video game boxes (hence the name), but now it can be described as generalentertainmentboxart as works vary from games to movies to books. All sorts of CoverTropes apply for the fan work seen there, a lot of uploads are actually good, and a select few are much better than the official packaging seen in stores.
* As mentioned above, a lot of webcomics have FanArt sections. For example, [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/art.html Gunnerkrigg Court]], [[http://community.910cmx.com/index.php?showforum=111 El Goonish Shive]] and [[http://zapinspace.com/fan_art.html Zap!]].
** Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy, too.
** The WhateleyUniverse forums now have a fan art section, and some of that is links to Website/DeviantART pages.
** Also, there is a section on the LookingForGroup boards made for [[http://forums.lfgcomic.com/index.php?showtopic=1784 posting Fan Art]] - though it should be noted that there is [[http://forums.lfgcomic.com/index.php?showtopic=1785 a separate page]] for Fan Art feedback.
* [[http://www.furaffinity.net Furaffinity]] has an entire category dedicated to "[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]" art due to the enormous dump of Fanart. SturgeonsLaw applies liberally to this one.
** [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]] and Franchise/{{Digimon}} have their own categories as well, [[RuleThirtyFour with their own]] NotSafeForWork [[RuleThirtyFour sections]].
* Some ImageBoards, like the dreaded ''4chan''.
* The page image for MovesetClone shows fanart of, well... [[CaptainObvious Ryu And Ken]].
* A notorious historical example was a couple of ''Disney/SnowWhite'' fan-drawings found in an old cellar. They were found in Norway, dated to the late 30s, and were signed by a talented amateur artist called "[[AdolfHitler Adolf H.]]"...
** Mr. H. apparently was a ''major'' fan of Disney, and he drew a couple other works too.
* Ex-SNK artist {{Falcoon}} began his career at that company by drawing fan art for their various properties, such as TheKingOfFighters and FatalFury.
* The careers of [[MarvelComics Jim Lee]] and [[ImageComics Rob Liefeld]] both began with them being noticed for their detailed fan art.
** This goes for any artist who is working at Marvel or DC. It is very unlikely that there are any artists at the Big Two who hadn't drawn Spider-Man or Batman before being hired.
* Averted for ''CtrlAltDel'': A fan once made a little CGI movie using Tim Buckley's characters for a school assignment and Buckley ''threatened him with a lawsuit'' because he wanted to save his artwork for TheAnimatedSeries. Oddly, there was an earlier post from Buckley saying it's okay to make fanart... Naturally this only pushes the {{hatedom}} to new heights of hilarity (usually involving a [[ConvenientMiscarriage "Loss]] Edit").
* OlderThanRadio: The works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare have inspired art for hundreds of years, perhaps most famously Sir John Everett Millais' painting ''[[{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]]''.
* A remarkable amount for ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', encompassing [[IntercontinuityCrossover crossovers]], the KP cast in other roles, [[ContinuationFic Kim and Ron in the future]] (in college, married, with kids, or just older) and a ''lot'' of Kim and [[FoeYay her nemesis Shego]] in a [[LesYay lesbian relationship]]. Curiously, though [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] obviously applies, the last often tends toward being [[{{WAFF}} cute]] rather than overtly sexual.
* There's a website called "Rule 34 - If it exists there IS porn of it". [[CaptainObvious Guess what it's dedicated to]]. We're not going to link to it.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', naturally, has [[https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbcx3zpcno8m6ta/Fanart%20Aggregator/New%20This%20Week a ton of fan art]] but what makes it unique is that it also has fan ''music'', enough for an [[http://homestuckgaiden.bandcamp.com/album/land-of-fans-and-music entire (free!) unofficial album]] which is a fraction of Tindeck's Homestuck ''[[http://tindeck.com/browse?gr=59 genre]]''.
* OsamuTezuka loved the Disney Duck family stories by CarlBarks and frequently sent [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/4/2/4/43424.jpg?v=1 greeting cards]] to him with his own drawings of them interacting with his own characters.
* ''[[http://www.derpiboo.ru Derpibooru]]'', a Booru-style image board, has grown huge enough to have over 100,000 registered users, house almost every piece of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' FanArt ever made (Excluding what's on their do not post list, but including a number of localized artists who don't post anywhere else), and has gone on to develop it's own web culture and local [[MemeticMutation memes]][[note]]Most famous being the use of the word 'duck' as an insult, thanks to a typo when one user meant to call a {{Troll}} a dick[[/note]].
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