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Best websites for artists to post their work

mysterionz

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I’ve been thinking abt restarting my art career online. What websites are best for posting?
 
What I’m looking for is some clients for art commissions and things. I still need to put out a sheet listing prices for potential customers though
 
Mostly fanart and original art focusing on my own characters
Are you aware of all the legal considerations of creating and selling fanart or appropriation art?

It's in your best interest to discuss the matter with an attorney who specializes in copyright law- not anyone else,. You certainly have talent, but it could potentially backfire on you in a very big way unless you have all your bases covered legally. Creating such work without permission and displaying it online is one thing. Making a living off it is usually when the lawyers begin to come out of the woodwork.

Perhaps its best to explore your own creativity that can't be traced to any other artwork, especially that which so many people globally recognize. As a former business insurance underwriter, I once had a policyholder who made such a mistake, copying certain Disney characters as ceramic sculptures. They were sued by Disney and put out of business, apart from our insurer having to pay out policy limits. How they got caught was purely accidental.

Not an issue if you create your own unique work that cannot be so easily identified to Hollywood entertainment who more often than not have armies of seasoned attorneys specializing in copyright violations.

 
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Excellent advice Judge. Thanks for taking time to post. Hey, have a great weekend.
 
@mysterionz , you will do fine but you need to read carefully thru any contract offered you. That's what @Judge is trying to tell you. I read a lot of contracts, you can do it.
 
Are you aware of all the legal considerations of creating and selling fanart or appropriation art?

It's in your best interest to discuss the matter with an attorney who specializes in copyright law- not anyone else,. You certainly have talent, but it could potentially backfire on you in a very big way unless you have all your bases covered legally. Creating such work without permission and displaying it online is one thing. Making a living off it is usually when the lawyers begin to come out of the woodwork.

Perhaps its best to explore your own creativity that can't be traced to any other artwork, especially that which so many people globally recognize. As a former business insurance underwriter, I once had a policyholder who made such a mistake, copying certain Disney characters as ceramic sculptures. They were sued by Disney and put out of business, apart from our insurer having to pay out policy limits. How they got caught was purely accidental.

Not an issue if you create your own unique work that cannot be so easily identified to Hollywood entertainment who more often than not have armies of seasoned attorneys specializing in copyright violations.


Yeah, generally, just dont SELL fanart and you're fine. The whole internet loves MAKING fanart, but you usually arent going to see people selling it for those very reasons.


As for places to post online, well, honestly I'd love to know about more of them as well.

There are exactly two places I'm currently aware of: Deviantart, and Behance. Deviantart is one I've used, I've posted my fractals there in the past (but never my other art) but... honestly I dont recommend it. PARTICULARLY if you're looking to sell or do anything professional. The place has a bit of a reputation, and it's not a good or clean one, and that reputation is absolutely deserved.

Behance, on the other hand, is more of a professional space. Though, this also means you dont really show fanart there, that's not what it's about. It's more about putting forth a professional portfolio (and that's the format things on there usually are). You want to REALLY get into selling digital art of any form, like as a career? Or as a side job? This could be a useful space. It also has integration with Adobe's Creative Cloud products, so if you use those at all there's that.

Though again, because of all of that, it just isnt a place for fanart. It's a place for everything else, and it's meant to be taken seriously.

If you are looking to sell stuff at all anywhere, I strongly recommend putting a heavy focus on art that isnt fanart. Like, fanart can be fun, sure, but if you're trying to sell, you really want to focus on everything else (and avoid lawsuits), show what you can really do, display your own unique style, and so on.
 

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