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The Little Empress by Lyricanna The Little Empress :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 15 11 Eyeing my weapon are you? by Lyricanna Eyeing my weapon are you? :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 7 5
Leave Taking
“Are you sure about this Lyn?” Florina asked. Her face was coloured with concern, her large blue eyes searching.  
Lyn nodded. She had heard the same from Kent and Sain already, from Hector as well. She hated having to add to his burdens but at least he had the know how for ruling. He grew up in Ostia's castle, had the education that most young lords did, and advisors that he could trust. Advisors that had seen more than one lord's reign and had experience to draw on.
“I'm not cut out for this. It just makes sense to let Caelin's rule fall to someone who has the time, resources and knowledge to rule it properly,” she explained. As she had to anyone else who had asked. As she would to anyone else who would ask. She hoped that no one else would. It was exhausting.
“But tonight? It's only been three days since the funeral. Why not wait until morning?” Florina asked gently. She knew that Lyn had barely slept since her grandfather's death.
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You caught me, sometimes I care by Lyricanna You caught me, sometimes I care :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 7 0 Fire Emblem: Fates - Tsubaki Cosplay by Lyricanna Fire Emblem: Fates - Tsubaki Cosplay :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 8 3 Fire Emblem: Fates - Niles Cosplay by Lyricanna Fire Emblem: Fates - Niles Cosplay :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 12 6 FE Compendium: Valtome by Lyricanna FE Compendium: Valtome :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 13 5 Super villains doing mundane things by Lyricanna Super villains doing mundane things :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 3 7
Falling Is Like This
“I just don't know,” Nina said as she absently stirred her coffee far more than necessary. Soleil had learned to recognize it as a nervous gesture a long time ago; Nina would stir her coffee without drinking it if she was upset or worried. It was a cute habit but Soleil never enjoyed seeing a girl upset. “I mean I like hanging out with him, but I think I just want boys that are friends instead of a boyfriend you know?”
“Not really,” Soleil replied. “Boyfriends are not my territory.” Nina swatted her across the table and Soleil couldn't help but laugh.
“Okay but like, isn't it easier for you to daydream about cute girls, especially ones you know if you aren't also trying to be close with them? The distance just feels safer. And it's not like I can talk two guys into kissing if I'm dating one of them anyway!”
“Maybe I just have the advantage,” Soleil replied. “I'm a girl who likes girls and maybe one day I'll a
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This Time, This Place
Niles lingered in the doorway of the largest library he had ever been in. That included the library in Castle Krakenburg, where he had spent countless hours with Leo, just in case. He was always with Leo, just in case he needed books carried or food fetched or an assassin slipped by. Odd to have been separated by the bizarre circumstances that brought him to this world, odder still to know that Leo was here now. He had asked after every summoning ritual, after every fight, every contract – who are we kidding, compulsion – was broken. Yet somehow his young lord had slipped by, had been here a week already and he hadn't known. A minor irritant that – it had always been his job to know things. To ferret out secrets, plots. And here Leo sat, nose in a book, stacks of more books to his right and left and Niles had only learned of it half an hour ago, after he had scared it out of Alfonse.
That had been fun though, Niles thought idly. He enjoyed making the pou
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Opposites Attract by Lyricanna Opposites Attract :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 30 10 Myrelle by Lyricanna Myrelle :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 2 0 Line art for Astralseed by Lyricanna Line art for Astralseed :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 2 0 Long tailed Myna foal by Lyricanna Long tailed Myna foal :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 3 6 Moose headshot by Lyricanna Moose headshot :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 11 7 Race week 4 by Lyricanna Race week 4 :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 6 0

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HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issue
Okay... We played a little last year about doing a collaboration between Heavy Metal and DeviantART.  We got some guys on the back covers, we got a few articles in the mag, but we need to step up the game a little.

It is so hard to get your work published these days and thank god Kevin
Eastman understands that.  So having put together some special issues of
Heavy Metal recently I pitched Kevin on forgetting the idea of a few
DeviantART pin-ups or a gallery...

Instead we'll do an entire issue of Heavy Metal from the DeviantART community.  Yup, 100 pages of dA goodness wrapped in slick glossy paper.  We're going to aim for an issue as soon as possible next year.  The page rates are $75 per page (all in including lettering), yes it is really low and that
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Site Update: Add File to My
In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
What's New
Add File To My
Sharing your image files with friends just got easier! When you link a friend to a file in your, they will see an "Add file to my" button in the right column, so you and your friends can easily collaborate at any time, from anywhere, with the security and privacy provided by
Change Log
The mobile website did not display in Firefox for mobile devices. Fixed by iconocrash
When viewing a Print preview, Wrapped Canvas Prints would not display the correct frame. Fixed by yury-n
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I have my faves set to random so I can re-visit the works I have faved =)

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BIG CHRISTMAS RAFFLE (5,000+ points and art)

Hey guys,
As promised I'm doing an end of the year raffle. This is my first time doing a raffle since I'm broke and don't have much to offer. But I have some cool friends/watchers that donated some awesome stuff for this, so I hope you're excited! :la:
How to enter:
Be a watcher of my account (new watchers welcome)
Add this journal to your favorites
Share this journal on DeviantArt (status, poll, journal, etc)
Leave a comment saying "All done!" and include a link to your "share" from step 3.
No duplicate or alt accounts, trust me I'll know.If you go back on any of the requirements to enter (by unwatching, deleting your sharing of this journal, etc) you will be disqualified from this raffle and any future raffles I do. (of course I mean this within reason, if you choose to unwatch me 5 months from now it's whatever)
Extra tickets:
You'll get (+1) ticket for donating a prize
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Welcome to the Quirlicorn Joust! - Monthly Event -
Welcome to the Quirlicorn Joust!
Below we will outline what exactly the Quirlicorn Joust is, how this ongoing event works, how you can participate, and what types of prizes you can win by participating.  If anything is unclear or you don't fully understand something, please feel free to ask us to clarify it for you.
Quirlicorns are generally not suited for most equine eventing.  While they absolutely can participate in any form of eventing, the breed excells in sparring and use of magic above all else.  As such we're providing a safe space for these beautiful unicorns to follow their passions and do the things they are built for.  
The Quirlicorn Joust is an ongoing event, which will have new promts posted on the first of each month.  Participation in the Quirlicorn Joust is completely voluntary and there are no requirements for how often you have to participate.  While there will only be 1 prompt each month, weekly participation is permitted and encourage
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The HorseArt-RPG Newsletter Volume LXVIII
:iconhorseart-rpg: The HorseArt-RPG Newsletter :iconhorseart-rpg:
The Source for Breeders of the Future
:bulletorange: August 2017 - #68 :bulletorange:
:bulletorange: A monthly newsletter for HaRPG artists, stable RPGs and the general equine world of deviantART :bulletorange:
:iconhorseart-rpg: :bulletorange: :iconharpg-newsletter:
Go back in time to see past articles!
Become a member of or devwatch HARPG-Newsletter for future articles!
HaRPG Creator, :iconmoonfeather:
Newsletter Creator, :icononetallday:
Newsletter Editor, :iconmissdudette:
Newsletter Team, :iconRoseThornStables: :iconravenclawhobbit: :iconshekeira: :iconnewagestables: :iconRina-glxy: :iconaccaliarose: :icondeadmanswillow: :iconUnbreakableStrides: :iconzelorian:

:bulletorange: Table of Contents :bulletorange:
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July 2017 Quirlicorn Geno Raffle
Winners have been rolled, congrats to 
Levi-The-Badass for winning ID 1263G
Leliana86 for winning ID 1264
QuirkyDoodle for winning ID 1265
Thank you to everyone who participated this month, keep an eye out for another geno giveaway next month Heart
Hello everyone,
Each month we'll run all of our lovely group horses through RNG in order provide you all with these genos.    
Before we look at this months genos, let's discuss how this giveaway will work.  
We have 3 genos that will be raffled off in this event, 2 of them will be for newbies and 1 for existing members.  
All three genos will be raffled off to participants via RNG and everyone is only allowed one ticket per eligible geno, though nobody may win more than one geno.
For this event, we define a newbie as a user who does not already own a Quirlicorn or have enough breeding slots to breed their own. In short, if you do not currently have the means to own a Quir
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Quirlicorn Summer Solstice Show 2017
Many thanks to everyone who participated in this years Summer Solstice Show, judging was really difficult this time around, so we'll be awarding extra prizes to all participants.  Anyway, here are this years winners:

1st Place:
Bullet; Red Breeding slot to two group horses of your choice (one mutation okay) OR one custom Quirlicorn Import (recessive mutation okay)
:bulletred: One Sparring Tack design
Bullet; Red One sacred dew potion of your choice
:bulletred: One Cursed Dew Potion of your choice
Bullet; Red +8 Chime points to the winning Quirlicorn(s)
Bullet; Red +10 Sacred Spirals

2nd Place:
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Fire Emblem Heroines Collab
UPDATE: And here's what you've all been waiting for! 

After 5 months, we've completed the collab! Thank you all very much for participating! 

Here's what we posted earlier:
Yesterday was the day that we finally reached 1,000 members. Thanks so, so much for the love and support, and hopefully, you will keep it up. So to celebrate that, and the release of Fire Emblem Heroes ( ), which is to have every character in the whole franchise, we are doing a collab, with all (or most) female FE characters, ranging from Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light to Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, in one image. Sounds pretty fun, doesn't that sound so? 
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Thank you Lyricanna!

Please join me in thanking Lyricanna for her time and commitment to the community during her time as a volunteer. She has represented the community for so long it's hard to imagine the team without her but she won't be far!

Thank you 
Lyricanna :heart:
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Celebrating Deviousness - January 2017

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Introducing neurotype
Call me norpadorp.
I joined DeviantArt back in the day on a friend’s recommendation. Mainly to browse art, but one of my earliest memories using this site is repeatedly submitting to the Pixel Art category because I had no idea what ‘Indie Art’ was.
By the time I figured it out, I was part of a community I hadn’t expected to be a part of. My parents support art as recreation; my first exposure to the world of professional artists and art criticism was here. Without meeting the people I met here, I can confidently say that I never would have gone beyond fanfiction parodies as a writer, taken more than a couple of drawing c
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Fan Art Week - We want to hear from you!
Fan Art Week

Hello, everyone!
Fan Art Week is coming soon to projecteducate and we are looking for contributors to write articles, host chat events, and more!
If you're interested in jumping on board for Fan Art Week, please send us a note with your ideas! Please make sure to title your note "Fan Art Week".
We'd also like to know what you expect to see from Fan Art Week! Are you looking for interviews with Fan Artists around DeviantArt? Would you like to see tutorials? What about critique nights for your fan art? Let's hear your ideas! In the mean time, here's some great ideas to get the ball rolling:
Art FeaturesTutorialsContestsCritique SessionsInterviewsThumbnail sharingFandom celebrationWorkshops
Be sure to check out past Fan Art Weeks for more ideas!
We're also looking for week leads to help organize and run the week! If you'd like to help approve article ideas from the community, create
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deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!

August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?

Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!

In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
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Update: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse
:bulletgreen:  Fair Exposure and miscategorization
On January 24th, 2012, we released an hq journal regarding Popular results for Browse. In this journal, we described Fair Exposure -- deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results.  Fair Exposure's goal is to showcase the most popular deviations in a variety of styles, genres, and art forms, without bias towards a particular topic.
Since the release of our Fair Exposure announcement, especially in the last handful of weeks, we've noticed a concerted, dedicated effort made by deviants, or groups of deviants, to specifically beat (or "game") the system.  Deviations have been intentionally miscategorized in hopes of having them appear "higher" in Popular results.  This has, rightfully so, resulted in complaints from deviants who submit to deviantART in a fair and honest manner.   
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Join us for a deviantMEET in Las Vegas!
We're be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!

Posted on October 3, 2013

What happens on deviantART doesn't stay on deviantART!

We're heading to Sin City, and we're betting on an amazing time with our deviants!

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas by *Torsten-Hufsky
Join Us in Las Vegas!

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Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday!


Fourteen years of existence marks a period of growth, change, and introspection — an era of creativity and emotion that leads to long-term personal and artistic development. As we celebrate deviantART's 14th birthday, we want to thank all of you for joining in on the journey of growth and development, from the deviants who have been here from the start to the deviants who are starting out their deviantART experience today.
How has deviantART helped you grow as an individual and/or as an artist? Tell us your story through an art feature Journal!
Visit the Write a Journal Entry
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Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!

Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!
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Good morning Callisto VIII...
Google+ will celebrate its 15th birthday in August 2015. While many online communities have come and gone during the last decade and a half, DeviantArt remains because of our passionate and committed community. In that time, we've celebrated many milestones, and it became apparent we were in need of a place to share our victories and our challenges. And since we want to move toward more complete transparency with the community, what better time to also sho
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Happy holidays from deviantART!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite ar
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New Username Symbols
As part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.
Easily Identifiable
At a glance, the new symbols are quickly recognizable. When hovering over a username symbol, a tooltip appears, providing a brief explanation of that user's deviant-type. If clicked, a modal appears, giving a brief explanation for each username symbol, with "Learn more" links that lead to more detailed explanations.
A word from Heidi:
Over the years, a few things have come to seem like deviantART mainstays. Deviant green, intricate art categorization, colorful avatars, symbols next to usernames. In our constant re-evaluation of what's best for longtime deviants and new users alike, we do sometimes need to stop and ask ourselves if a makeover for some aspect isn't overdue. Changing username symbols was one of the harder things we evaluated.
I've been testin
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Vincent van NO by sagittariusgallery Vincent van NO :iconsagittariusgallery:sagittariusgallery 779 107 Palace garden in Kyoto, Japan, Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Palace garden in Kyoto, Japan, Bic Ballpoint Pen :iconvianaarts:VianaArts 4,087 874 Water fairy by alexiuss
Mature content
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Trent Photo Excursion: Library by Lyricanna Trent Photo Excursion: Library :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 5 0 Selkie by Wolverat
Mature content
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Water flowing by Tepara Water flowing :icontepara:Tepara 2 6 moonlight shadow by little33cat moonlight shadow :iconlittle33cat:little33cat 890 131 Dragon lord by deland-fox Dragon lord :icondeland-fox:deland-fox 3,766 159

Raffles are cool; check this one out 



Fan Art in Other Categories

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 3:00 AM by Lyricanna:iconlyricanna:

Gallery Descriptions and Miscats Month

Hello and welcome to Gallery Descriptions and Miscats Month :wave:  I've come out of retirement to talk to you today about Fan Art categories that exist outside of the Fan Art gallery.  I'll be explaining a bit about why things belong in the galleries that they do and provide some examples.

Artisan Crafts
A lot of subcategories in this gallery can have fan art content.  The most notable are probably:
Costumery > Costumes > Cosplay and Role Playing
Dolls Plushies and Custom Toys
Folding and Papercrafts

So why isn't there a subcategory for Artisan Crafts in Fan Art?  The straightforward answer that I received from Moonbeam13 over my term as a volunteer is that it would take away a lot of traffic from the AC gallery and cause more confusion than it's worth.  The other reason is that it is a very different skill set than drawing fan art or writing fan fiction; the gallery focuses mainly on craftmanship over content, where the main Fan Art category is defined by content.  This category generally deals with handmade items such as costumes, customized accessories, miniatures, sculptures, plushies and anything else crafty. 
Wheel of Time Wallet by Onyx-chan Pokemon Go Keychain by allenerie Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme by RamageArt Chrom (Fire Emblem) by renealexa-plushie Mudkip Bento by Scorchie-Critter

Likewise, the Photography> People and Portraits > Cosplay category focuses on the technical skill of the photographer and model and should not be put into Fan Art.  If you are modeling cosplay that you did not make or you are a cosplay photographer, your best bet is to submit your cosplay here.  If you made your cosplay and want to display its technical skill, the best place for it is Costumery > Costumes > Cosplay and Role Playing.

Fire Emblem Emmeryn Cosplay Costume Cosplay by cosplayfield Asgardian Iron Man Complete by Azmal The Business End - Fire Emblem Awakening by PijoGenjo Captain America by Killswitch88 With this, it ends by fiathriel

Cartoons and Comics - Oekaki
So this is a fun one.  The gallery location is convoluted but the locations are as follows:
Cartoons and Comics > Digital Media > Cartoons > Oekaki > Fan Art
Cartoons and Comics > Digital Media > Comics > Oekaki > Fan Art

These galleries are a relic from before DA had a separate Fan Art category.  Manga and Anime had a similar category back in the day (I'm talking 2003 here) but nowadays only reads as:
Manga and Anime > Digital Media > Anime > Oekaki

As you can see, the category for Fan Art was removed there.  From what I understood in my time as a volunteer, the subcats in Comics and Cartoons have been slated for removal for years but they just never got pruned from the category tree.  Before fan art was its own category, it housed fan art images made on oekaki boards like…  Your Fan Art is much better suited to the main Fan Art category if you want people to actually see it, since this subcategory is well hidden and often ignored.  And to be honest, with freeware that has much better tools, very few people use oekaki boards now as compared to 2003.

I spent a lot of time looking for genuine oekaki examples and almost everything I found would either belong in Pixel Art or Fan Art > Digital Art :shrug:

Digital and Traditional Art
Most of the Fan Art that ends up in digital art is a miscat.  There is one obvious exception, one that's a bit harder to figure out and one that actually doesn't belong in the Fan Art category at all.  The obvious exception is:
Digital Art > Pixel Art

As pixel art is defined by hand laying each pixel to create a piece with no computer generated anti-aliasing (please see: What is Pixel Art? [Index] for more details), like artisan crafts, it is a technique based gallery.  Also like AC, a lot of content is Fan Art and it would get lost in Fan Art > Digital art as it is a medium used by a much smaller community than other digital art techniques.  As it stands on different merits than digital painting or 3D modeling, it is kept in its own gallery.

Lucina by TJNihil Glaceon and Espeon Commission by ghostkite pixel - Chocobo by barananduen  Lord of the kitties by Kiwibon  Fiona by AbyssWolf

The art that belongs in both the digital and traditional art galleries that is harder to discern is licensed artwork.  Licensed artwork is work made by artists for the copyright holders of a book/movie/game/anime/cartoon/etc.  A contract, licence and royalty payments are often involved.  This is official work for a series but may be confused with Fan Art if you do not already know that the artist is under contract with a specific studio/copyright holder/company etc.  Some submissions to the Traditional Art category also fall under this definition.  Likewise, you will find comic book covers by artists that work for Marvel or DC in the Cartoons and Comics category.
al'Lan Mandragoran, King of Malkier by ReddEra Hunger Games - Control Room by Rahll  Nights Watch -A Song of Ice and Fire 2015 Calendar by DonatoArts Teen Titans Issue #5 variant by kevinwada WinterSoldier Issue 05 Finished Page 11 by xiconhoca

And lastly, the art that belongs in Digital or Traditional art and not in Fan Art is: Celebrity Portraits.  As Fan Art is defined on DA as art  depicting copyrighted characters or concepts, fan art of celebrities that are not in character (so Robert Downey Jr being Robert Downey Jr not Robert Downey Jr being Iron Man) actually belong in Digital Art > Drawings and Paintings > People as well as Traditional Art > Drawings/Paintings/Mixed Media > People, Traditional Art >Drawings/Paintings/Mixed Media > Portraits and Figures, respectively. Simply because people are not copyrighted.
Benedict Cumberbatch - Drawn to You by Cataclysm-X Jennifer Lawrence by MeTaa Margot Robbie by JoshSummana Lupita Nyong'o by AlexanderlsPortraits  FanArt - Show your colours by Sayael

Digital Dolls and Icons
Similar to pixel art, Digital Dolls is a technique based category and a very niche community.  Digital Dolls are created by customizing a base body, created by yourself or someone else.  Think of it as those paper dolls that we made as kids, except here we are drawing our own cloths, accessories and hairstyles (and sometimes the base too).  Since this category focuses a lot on humanoid characters, it is no surprise that Fan Art is found here too.

Waterbender by Banished-Dreams Auction Win for Lyric by batty-mcbats Pixel Daenerys by Blumina let the wookiee win by TheThirdAct

Icons and Avatars are how we represent ourselves online; almost every site has you select an avatar or profile picture of some sort.  It's no surprise that fans want to express their love of fandom through these as well!  As avatars and icons are often size restricted and are defined by how they are used, they have their own home in Customization.

FREE Bouncy Mimikyu Icon by Kattling 24 Free Avengers Icons by Gasara  Girl Power Icon Pack by papercharm  F2U: Adventure Time Icons 2 by LilMissSunBear

That concludes the basic reasoning behind fan content that exists outside of the Fan Art gallery.  If you have any further questions, feel free to comment below :aww:

If you want to check out past articles on Fan Art categorization, please see:
A Guide to the Subcategories of Fan ArtGalleries Month
Hello and welcome to the Fan Art section of the galleries description month :wave:  Basically, I'm here to give you a play by play of how the Fan Art sub categories are structured and what belongs in them.  On August 30th, STelari will be giving you a guide to Traditional Art and Fan Art miscategorizations and VelCake will be giving you a guide to Anime/Manga and Fan Art miscategorizations, so I will not delve too deeply into those here.  So let's delve into the wonderful world of Fan Art!
What is Fan Art?
Fan Art is the Level 1 category found on the category tree.  Fan Art is currently defined as art containing copyrighted characters or concepts.  This basically means art of characters, creatures, locations, items, etc that are under copyright and were NOT originally created by you.  But the word concepts is also important here; characters created for a specific fandom also have a home in Fan Art, since they build on t
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Because DA has so many categories, I can guarantee that every artist has had a moment where they sit there, staring at the screen going "but this could fit 2 or 3 of those, how do I know where it should go?"  Fan Art is especially confusing because every media based subcategory exists as other categories in the submission tree.  When you throw Original Characters (OCs, also called Fan Characters), characters created by fans to exist in a universe copyrighted to someone else, the confusion only grows.  Licensed art is the cherry on top of the messy submissions sundae.  Hopefully I can untangle some of this for you below.
What counts as Fan Art?
Fan art is defined loosely as "art depicting characters and concepts to which you do not hold the copyright." So if I draw characters from FullMetal Alchemist or Legend of Zelda or The Wheel of Time, it would be considered Fan Art.  If I were to draw a chocobo or an ent, that

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