So I had an idea last night while looking thru submissions on here.
Gosh I thought Some of these OC character designs are really nice! Id like to draw some of them sometime!
So I pondered this some and then thought WHY DONT I?!
Everyone loves getting fanart right? I know I sure do! When someone takes the time to draw my characters for whatever reason it always brightens my day. So I thought, why not just pick an OC design that was neat and draw some fanart for that random person in hopes that it might brighten THEIR day!
So I did just that.
My latest deviation is random fanart for a deviant Ive never talked to, whos gallery Ive never been to before today, and who Ive had no idea existed until I saw her OC and thought he looked neat.
People worry about doing art for money, doing art for fame, drawing something to kiss up to big name artist #5 or drawing something to become big name artist #5. We get so caught up in doing art FOR things we forget that sometimes you can just do art because you feel like it. And sometimes doing it for that reason can (hopefully) make someone else smile.
So why am I posting this? Im posting this to encourage YOU to do the same thing!
It doesnt matter if youre a famous artist or a kid who just bought their first crayolas, if youre here and you make art, why not try making art for someone else for no other reason than you can and that it might make them happy?
Go into whatever category you like and find someones original character and draw them a fanart JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN. Doesnt matter if the person has 200 page views or 2 million, doesnt matter if everyone knows their name or they just joined today. Just browse, find a design you like and draw draw draw! Dont pick someone you know or fanart for usually, this should be about a random act of kindness for someone you have no knowledge of beyond I like that original character they drew!
Make sure to put "PROJECT:HAPPY" somewhere in the deviation title so people can search for art that people have done just to make someone smile :3
Be respectful please and link back to the original and definitely let the original artist see your fanart! I think that goes without saying because there would be no point in doing this if you werent going to show the person but there it is anyway lol.
Anyway, I dunno if anyone will actually do this, but if you do youre a cool guy in my book. Anyones whos willing to make art just to make someone smile is awesome.
If you like this idea please link around to this and try to spread the random love! DA has a lot of drama and flaming and hate going on every day, lets try to do something nice to counter all that bile!