ratcreature: Thank you! (thanks)
RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote in [community profile] fanart_recs 2010-10-04 06:22 pm (UTC)

Thank you for volunteering! You don't need to be technical at all! And it doesn't need to be super long either. The "Why this piece is awesome" field is just so you can say why you like that piece of fanart, whether because it is pretty, or evoked some emotion, or suggested a story or narrative you could glimpse, or because it was funny etc. When people rec fanfic they usually don't talk about technical writing detail either, this is the same principle.

The "medium" field is not intended to be very technical either, but it is mostly because for example some people dislike photomanips or are squicked by them in live action fandoms when they are explicit, so they only want to look at NC-17 art if its drawn, whereas other people don't care for drawn art because they prefer graphics etc. If the artist doesn't say what the medium was and you can't tell (e.g. it's some mix of photomanip and other digital techniques and you don't know what to call it, or you can't tell whether it is digital painting or scanned traditional art or something) you could just skip it or go with a more general term (e.g. "digital art" in the first case, "painting" in the second)

And fan comics are fine to rec, as long as they have a significant fanart component, i.e. they are okay to rec if they are drawn, but for example if a fan arranged screencaps with funny dialog, but without making the screencaps into digital art, it's still a sort of fan comic, but you shouldn't rec it here, because the work is more in the funny text combination, like with picture macros, which also should not be recced here.

ETA: I put you down for Transformers in October, now you just need to join the comm so I can give you posting access. :)

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