How do I go about getting the best free art for my RPG product, which is also free?
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Last edited by SilverMoon; January 12th, 2017 at 02:28 AM.
Lavender or peacocks?
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What, in your view, is the ethos of making "fan art" to sell at a Con art auction? For example, I am going to be working on two pieces that will obviously be straight out of a Jim Henson film, and plan to offer them for sale at an upcoming art auction. While there is obviously no official licensing, nor would I be claiming any direct link to the movie, it will be quite obvious as to the inspiration for the pieces. My overall intent in doing this is love of the genre & fandom, but it would also be nice to make back my materials budget and a little extra; the ideal outcome I'd like is for people to have two reactions; the first being "Wow! That is so cool, it looks like it's straight out of that film!" And the second being "I must have that! How much is it?"
I see unlicensed film/anime/game based art all the time, but I'd like to know your position on the ethos of such.
"If you want a red rose," said the tree, "you must build it out of music by moonlight, and make it red with your own heart's blood. You must sing to me with your breast against a thorn, and your blood must flow into my veins, and become mine."
And when the moon shone in the heavens, the Nightingale flew to the rose tree and set her breast against a thorn. All night long, she sang against the thorn, and the cold moon leaned down and listened.
However, I have seen times when non-profit groups have received permission from license holders to use likenesses for charity-related fundraisers. Students sometimes also receive permission - back when I was in high school I received permission from Fred Hembeck to use one of his drawings for a limited-run silk screen t-shirt (we made 12, one of which I then sent to him). But if you are selling this for profit that would not apply. Please note however, copyright laws do allow you to use licensed material to make a personal copy for yourself. So making the art and displaying it as part of your portfolio (but not for sale) would be fine.
Last edited by SilverMoon; January 12th, 2017 at 09:43 PM.
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