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Original vs Fanart 

3,609 deviants said I like them both equally.
1,888 deviants said I prefer original, but if a fanart catches my eye, I don't mind looking...
1,143 deviants said I prefer fanart, but if an original work catches my eye, I don't mind looking...
147 deviants said I prefer viewing original works, I dislike fanart.
38 deviants said Other?
34 deviants said I prefer viewing fanart works, I dislike original works.

Devious Comments

embarrassingfanart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
All art is fanart. Some is fanart of things, people and places drawn from our own experiences, but nothing is truly original. Everything we create draws from our own experience.
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
The deviantART community has zero interest in original art unless it's drawn extremely well.
brightgreeneyes77 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love it all!
BlackRedDragon7 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I prefer original, but if there's a thumbnail of a fanart that seems interesting or it's by an artist that I like, then I'll probably click it. But... with fanart, you get PAIRINGS! So that's the really good upside ^^
AnnSanityOo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like fanarts of stuff i'm fan of. But still original characters/artwork doesn't get as much attention as fanart. I think it should.
xXZelzex9808Xx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I prefer original artwork over fan art. I don't mind looking at fan art as long as it's what the character would do and such. I do agree with what LilMs-Mutt says, though. c:
harushik Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
well i do really like looking at fanart, but if the original is just as good if not better i will most definitely take a look at them =) i love both
TeeGeeFan911 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Depends, really. I think it's the quality of the artwork that I'm interested in, not the type of art it is. Original, fanart, I love viewing them all! :D
toastxkun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well it depends...i don't mind looking at fanart but i don't like drawing fanart ...i prefer drawing original works
Blayze-23 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It depends how good the fanart is, if its really good then i dont mind, but when its bad it destroys my original image of the actual characters-.-
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