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    I can't believe it's an admin COMMUNITY SUPPORTER Bront's Avatar
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    Dear Silvermoon,

    How do I go about getting the best free art for my RPG product, which is also free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bront View Post
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    How do I go about getting the best free art for my RPG product, which is also free?
    I've decided to use my "Phone a Friend" option and have reached out to somebody who is an expert in this subject. I should have a response for you soon.

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    So far this column seems to be working. Feel free to post with any question, be it serious or otherwise.
    Last edited by SilverMoon; January 12th, 2017 at 02:28 AM.

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    Dear Silvermoon,

    Lavender or peacocks?
    Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast. - Douglas Adams

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    Dear Silvermoon,

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWick View Post
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    Lavender or peacocks?
    Sorry, I don't care what color the feathers are, there just isn't enough meat on a peacock to be worth the effort. Give me a big tom turkey instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palaralae View Post
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    Dear Silvermoon, 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.
    Okay, you're not going to like my answer on this one. By way of background, in real life I am a college professor, and require high ethical standards from all of my students. This includes not using licensed materials without permission. I have seen artists doing this all the time, and in most cases as it is piecemeal and small scale there is little chance of them actually being sued, although technically it is still illegal.

    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.
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    Dear SilverMoon,

    Why do all the shit-cunt fuckwits here hate me?
    "Cunt. A word that sounds like a tennis ball hitting a racket in the sweet spot." ~ shiningbrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kzach View Post
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    Why do all the truly unique individuals here hate me?
    I love you Kzach! (just not in that way )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bront View Post
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    Dear Silvermoon,

    How do I go about getting the best free art for my RPG product, which is also free?
    Bront,

    My expert suggested that you go to the Creative Commons.org website and see what there is under the Arts & Culture section.

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    SilverMoon, what is best in life?
    "d00d,
    most people are idiots"
    --diaglo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarion'sCousin View Post
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    SilverMoon, what is best in life?
    I'll have to go with Steve Martin's holiday wishes for this one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXBfs2iLHRE

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