Fanart is a fickle fellow. In the hands of a talented artist with a genuine love for the game it can turn out to be a wonderful tribute to a character or series, in the hands of a less talented artist it can turn out to be a picture of Sonic and Knuckles doing it......or Sora and Roxas doing it.........or Ken and Ryu doing it. Anyway the point is fanart usually falls into one of two categories, those that are sublime and those that are off putting. But sometimes a piece of fanart can fall somewhere in the middle, sometimes the artist just flubs it up a bit, sometimes they devote themselves to a horrible idea, and sometimes itís just funny out of context.
Whatever the reason, some fanart just ends up looking a bit ďoffĒ so Iíve decided to explore (exploit) these pieces, to examine them (to laugh at them) and maybe find out what makes the fan community of a game tick (find out what the hell is wrong with these people).
Before that though, Iíve set myself a few rules for this blog series to keep things interesting. First, the pictures must be created by a somewhat talented artist, it would be too easy and not very fun for anyone if I just posted outright shitty drawings. The pictures should be an example of talent that would be best spent elsewhere. Second, I wonít post pictures that are intended to be funny or off putting. Seeing a Helgast wearing nothing but a Borat thong is supposed to be funny and make you cringe. Third, as a sign of good faith and solidarity (and to make myself feel like less of a bastard for doing this) I will end each blog with a piece of fanart I created myself. To prove that while I might make fun of this stuff, itís not like I can do any better
Just for an example Ė Hereís a piece of good fanart.
See you next time............I hope...
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