HomeArticlesFan Art: An Explosion of Creativity | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios By Frank Lundy September 14, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:Adam Juresko, Adventuretime, artists, Black Swan, Brad O'Farrell, DeviantArt, drive, Dwight Schrute, Eternal Sunshine, fan art, fan boy, fan fiction, fandom, Fred Seibert, Frederator, illustration, internet, Jonah Block, meme, minimalism, movie posters, PBS, Pen Ward, rage comics, reddit, Ryan Gosling, Sam Spratt, sherlock, star wars, superhero, t-shirts, The Office, Threadless, tumblr, unicorns Related Posts Impressions: 33 Years of Printmaking at Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici The Drawing Competition – ChuChuTV Storytime Good Habits Bedtime Stories for Kids Reproducing Paintings with 3D Printing About Author admin 100 Comments Emily G. June 25, 2012 This is so beautiful. Reply Rodrick Scorpion June 25, 2012 Dante Basco gonna voice Marshall Lee… just your daily news. Reply ClockworkBastard June 25, 2012 I do liked it. Reply le meme June 26, 2012 no ponies *sniff sniff* Reply Artismoi June 29, 2012 @Emideus thats a really good uestion one that i keep asking my self. i do not have the answer but if someone gave it to you let me know please. Reply thefirebert June 30, 2012 God these are so great. Reply Brookes_Wrestling July 1, 2012 but this would be all in the same show really. it would be more like that last episode of the spiderman cartoon from the 90's when all the spidermen had to unite to save existence. that was awesome. Reply humanvegetable July 7, 2012 I have to pause this video often. Reply agentapathy July 16, 2012 i want jonah block to say "i'm scott matthessen and i have i diabetes." Reply DaMarioMan July 17, 2012 What was the name of the song that introduces the fanart for Adventure Time? Reply Travis Slade July 24, 2012 Boba-saur is awesome Reply MarkusXC94 July 26, 2012 I think Adam Muto said that they'll be doing one…I hope so. Reply No Google, I don't want to use my real name. July 27, 2012 no MLP art? :/ Reply minianon July 28, 2012 Someone should just do fandom in general. Reply Edson Portacio July 30, 2012 1:11 sherlock fandom survives on 3 episode a year i think they are allowed to be a bit crazy. Reply Espion400 August 6, 2012 I'm asking the same question :/ Reply hawkthewalk August 11, 2012 cool video, but why didn't you talk to any women? especially when speaking in reference to the tumblr fan community which is predominantly female? Reply hawkthewalk August 11, 2012 never mind, i guess that's been covered. still, it was pretty jarring. first reaction was, where the hell did they find a dude who writes fanfiction? Reply sed840 August 13, 2012 I just keep watching the Adventure time part over and over again, it's Soooooo good Reply StealthturtIe August 19, 2012 I love the Unicorn Star Wars. Reply Marika Steward August 20, 2012 Aswom Reply Skeleton McOverlord August 21, 2012 Omg a vido who isn't all like "look at all these strange fandom people". Reply Wywy Mitro August 25, 2012 SHERLOCKKKKKKKKKKKKK Reply Wywy Mitro August 26, 2012 Llama llama llama Reply Ratryoshka August 26, 2012 Btw thanks for featuring my artwork (I'm Chocoreaper, I did the Adventure Time genderbent fanart) :] Reply Ratryoshka August 26, 2012 I bet you most of the fanart featured are done by girls. Oh wait, it's already the truth 😀 Reply Wesley Foxx August 31, 2012 This was amazing and you guys should feel amazing for making it. Fandom on the internet is one of the most amazing things on this entire series of tubes. The ur example in my book would be Homestuck; In addition to transcending the definitions of what a comic can be on the internet, the whole thing has been essentially a giant collaboration with the fans since day one; The art and music team is composed entirely out of readers, and even elements of the plot are based directly on fan speculation Reply Social Media Influencer September 7, 2012 Why would you subtitle a video about fanart with "An Explosion Of Creativity" – that's the exact opposite of what fanart is? Fanart is a way of being artistic without being creative or original in any way, it's almost the definition of it Reply metalnoob101 September 11, 2012 Does anyone know where I can find the Fionna and Cake episode online? Reply GalaxyDefender September 11, 2012 Actually, by watching the video you can SEE the creativity that comes out of fanart, which isn't necessarily always traditional art. Themed cakes, floor murals, plushies, lego – fanart in its many forms is the very essence of creativity, as people take a thing from its original format and make it their own in new and interesting ways. Reply strwbrrygf September 12, 2012 true dat Reply zeedoubleyou September 14, 2012 cre·a·tiv·i·ty /ˌkrēāˈtivitē/ Noun: The use of the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work. Reply RobertGoulet298 September 14, 2012 Your music is AWESOME!!! Reply Stormandfire September 15, 2012 The comment about the Sherlock fandom. I think it's partly to do with the long breaks between 'seasons' but also because absurdity is a very British type of humour. (Although the corgi/llama thing may just be poking fun at how Martin Freeman is half a foot shorter than Benedict Cumberbatch.) But the Adventure Time segment just made me grin so widely. Reply GalaxyDefender September 17, 2012 Thankyou for reinforcing my point ;3 Reply Ryan Gatts September 19, 2012 um… real quick, is it not true that if it is not a direct copy, then it must be original and creative? Straight piracy is not creative, but fan art and fan works certainly are. Ask yourself: is West Side Story not original or not creative? After all It's based on Romeo and Juliet. Is A Bug's Life uncreative for being based off of 7 Samurai? Starwars because it's built on the hero's journey? Spoiler, the answer is, of course they fucking are. It's the very nature of art. Reply Trista McCorkle October 6, 2012 Connection has been made C: now drawing fan art at maximum speed. Reply Mia Becerra October 7, 2012 I love this so much. It almost made me cry and I am not sure why….that rhymed. 🙂 Reply no October 7, 2012 Futurama?! Adventure Time?! My favorite shows were the best of first of the first few. Reply triviatrash October 21, 2012 Natzilla! 🙂 Reply Dino chan October 21, 2012 fandom terrifies me….. and yet, i'm part of it….. i luv fandom Reply Gavin2051 October 26, 2012 Thumbs up if you paused it every time to get a good look at the paintings. Reply MayYeo November 6, 2012 WHY DO PEOPLE WASTE THEIR TALENT LIKE THIS??!?!?!??! We're screwed man! Nobody produces anything original any more! Reply angi dubois November 7, 2012 great video , suscribed Reply hkygirl805 November 11, 2012 I don't get how somebody is wasting their talent, fan art is a great way to refine your skill while channeling your passion for a show/book/game/etc. and also it's a fantastic way to get your name out there. People may come for the fan art but they stay for your talent as an artist. Not to mention not everyone wants to go professional, for some it maybe a hobby not their career choice. Reply hkygirl805 November 11, 2012 aww you guys forgot fan music. Can we get a special on that? Reply NyanBunny98 November 14, 2012 I started doing fan art of characters when I was little and later it inspired me to create my own characters. It improved my artwork and makes me feel a part of the fandom by contributing my opinions or ideas on the show. Reply Kakerlindersheim November 20, 2012 Sam Spratt's work is the only variation of the rage faces I've ever respected. Reply Wywy Mitro November 30, 2012 yes, fan art and fanfic-ness is insane, we like to turn consulting detectives into hammerhead sharks and whatever John is into hedgehogs who wear red underpants! Reply Willie Sewell December 1, 2012 What is this tumblr everyone talkn about? Reply MooseKing December 3, 2012 id much rather do cocaine than get back into tumblr Reply artman40 December 8, 2012 And why is there no petition to make fan art legal? Reply acheron187 December 13, 2012 Fan art is definatly not the most original thing in the world, but it defiantly can start you upon your own track. Reply MarkusXC94 December 14, 2012 I think it is legal, but I don't think you can profit from it. Don't take my word for it, I just heard it through the grape vine. Reply MarkusXC94 December 14, 2012 It's like a blog site that allows you to follow a ton of other blogs. It's surprisingly addicting. Reply Thomas December 20, 2012 I'm doing comics about marceline and Finn they get married and stuff Finn dies after like 80 years and marceline did 't age at all then she goes off and lives as a wild animal Reply noble6pwnsu December 31, 2012 is it okay to make your own characters? cause if it is I got some crazy ideas I want to share! 😀 Reply Gohaninengland January 4, 2013 Delicious Reply Ketler Drums January 4, 2013 So… Batman doing a handstand on the cn tower isn't creative? Reply artman40 January 13, 2013 Fan art should be legalized! Reply Carlos Lopez January 25, 2013 Fan Art is Art by all definitions. Can an artist really lock himself in a white room and come up with some thing completely new and original: can she make something new that relates to nothing else ever done before. Humans shape their world through interpretation and imagination: creating or expanding their world and worlds that do not exist. Reply Ash Ketchup January 27, 2013 I LOVE fan art. Reply Sean Fitz-Gerald January 27, 2013 I'd be way more into fan art if there weren't so many horribly disgusting fan-made items about Adventure Time, threatening to ruin the show for me. Reply Sean Fitz-Gerald January 27, 2013 Sure mang, peeps do it all the time! 🙂 Reply John Green January 29, 2013 Look at 10:00 Reply yellowklayman January 29, 2013 You missed out on a very good story, Reply RactupusRex January 31, 2013 @Sean Fitz-Gerald I know what you mean. On deviantart you use filters to only view appropriate fanart Reply AwesomeBottled February 1, 2013 If you go by that logic, drawing *anything* that exists is uncreative. Reply HAPPYDASHII February 1, 2013 If it weren't for the power rangers fanart when I was in gr.1, I wouldn't be drawing today Reply CoolRiceBunnies February 2, 2013 I love this so much. Words cannot even express how happy I am to know of such a community like the "fan art" community. This is why I love art and the internet combined. Reply CobraaProductionss February 2, 2013 The url for this vid ends in o_O haha Reply TrickRift February 9, 2013 I love that the end of the url for this vid ends in "o_O" Haha. ♥ Reply balrogdahomie February 18, 2013 4:31 LOL Reply TheErikM February 28, 2013 You know what never gets old? Hearing someone say "fanart isn't Art." Then observing the reaction when you point out that for hundreds of years artists were almost exclusively focused on producing works inspired by if not based wholly upon scenes from the bible. Think bout it, how many paintings have been made depicting jesus on the cross? But I don't see many people saying that only the first person to paint it was an artist and everyone else a bunch of un-creative fans. Reply voidoid March 3, 2013 i cried about fionna and cake, ngl Reply Lulu April 12, 2013 Accurate description of my life. Fandoms… Reply Bhavithra Saravanamuttu April 25, 2013 C xc. ,c opp popfcvnbnm . / Pp/ Reply Eric Stevenson May 9, 2013 I never knew that, very fascinating stuff. Reply HeyThereItsSophie :D May 13, 2013 I cam here for Adventure Time. Reply BlueK May 20, 2013 DOCTOR WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Lusader May 31, 2013 I don't know how people do this shit. I tried to draw a tree yesterday and got so angry I had to lie down and count to ten. Reply Vanessa Brookes July 23, 2013 All these vids are so inspiring! :'D Reply Airyckah-Nicole Warkentine September 14, 2013 I love how sherlockians are the moon moons of the fandoms. Reply Jose Santos September 16, 2013 There was a female artist in the spotlight and they made a big deal out of her art, you vou have notice it if you had payed attention to the video instead of finding sexisom in it. Reply mechouette September 21, 2013 Please add credits: chouette-e. deviantart. com Reply LONO Creative September 30, 2013 Interesting video about fan art… Reply DarlingAnon October 16, 2013 Haha pretty much all the Sherlock stuff is dead serious btw. Reply DarlingAnon October 16, 2013 And it all goes back to Tumblr…. Reply Jonah Block October 24, 2013 the only had 3 artists. why does it have to be about sex to you? Reply Gonzalo Vanini November 8, 2013 I'm one of those people that can't get into doing fanart. I love watching fan art of course, unless its sonic or mlp spam, but I never enjoyed producing fan art 😛 Reply RachelMae221 December 31, 2013 [silently raises hand as a Sherlockian] Reply Romi Vidal March 10, 2014 [whispers] but johnlock is real Reply Аум-Тат -Сат May 14, 2014 Заебись) Reply Fabry El Gamer May 17, 2014 Hola a Todos Soy Nuevo en youtube porfa denmen like porfaaaaaaa Reply Tayako X July 14, 2014 Da fuck u show only m+m slash =_= Reply Tayako X July 14, 2014 Da fuck u show only m+m slash =_= Reply just sydnie August 17, 2014 I make A LOT of fan art!! I do creepypastas and anime!! 😀 Reply Ambroise Forsans March 15, 2015 The Sherlockians even have a webseries (yes I am very happy to be in this insane fandom). Reply John Ylitalo May 21, 2017 You see these on DeviantArt. Reply Alexandre de Souza January 21, 2018 That Chihuahua one, oh my God. Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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