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Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:54 pm
by Candy Kane
Most fandom product-makers such as writers, movie-makers and the like don't really mind you doing things like that as long as

You keep it short -- 5-10 mins at the most
You make no money from it
You credit them in some way

The first two are a must. The last one isn't worth chasing you over unless you take full credit for the lot.

One artist got into a lot of trouble when she started selling items (t-shirts and mugs, etc,.) based on Harry Potter using characters she created herself. Because she had not asked for permission, she was sued and had to take her website down. If she had stuck to fanfiction, she would have been fine because people who like the fanfic will often go and buy the source material so they can write their own. That's what started off my LOTR addiction -- first the movies, then fanfiction. I bought the books later on.

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:36 pm
by Candy Kane
I didn't look. If you want to hide stuff from the general public, there is a friends-only option. Have you clicked on that? It's not the default. People will only be able to view stuff in your private collection if they have the link or are friended to you.

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:11 pm
by Vairë
I haven't been able to find the friends only option, but I vaguely remember when I first set the account up that I hit every private button I could find! :lol: The whole set-up looks different now. That copyright info is good to know. I'll put the other slide show on Photobucket so you can see it too. It's more romantic. :lol:

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:13 pm
by Candy Kane
Groovy!

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:26 pm
by Candy Kane
Try this: (see attachments)

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:46 pm
by Vairë
Oh thanks, Candy! :yes: I do have it set to Private, go me! I tried to upload my slide show to Photobucket but apparently there is copyrighted material on it and it won't do it. My bad. :( I did use someone else's wallpaper and some music, although I credited the music. I don't know who made the wallpaper. The rest of it is just more screencaps from LotR though. :? I don't know how else to post it. Oh well. We tried!

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:56 pm
by Candy Kane
We did indeed. If you post links here, members will be able to see them. As for copyrighted wallpapers, do you know how to make your own? I can make some for you if you like.

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:52 pm
by Vairë
I have made a few, but not copyrighted by any means. I could post one I made for Passo, if you remember her from the old RB. That's this one: http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk54 ... Eyes-1.jpg
And, being a Boromir/Sean Bean nut, I did this one for myself:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk54 ... lpaper.jpg

I think I'm okay with wallpapers, but thank you for the offer! If I want one with moving pictures, I'll get you to make one, or you can teach me how. :yes:

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:54 pm
by Candy Kane
I didn't know about RB until March, so I haven't had the pleasure of Passo's acquaintance, but I'd be happy to make graphics for you. It's tremendous fun. The tutorials are pretty good. I'm a bit boring, though -- I tend to stick to a few basics, and that's it.

Those graphics are gorgeous!

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:22 am
by Vairë
I see Passo has signed on here at the new RB but doesn't appear to have ever posted. I know she's very busy with other things so maybe she decided to retire her position here.

Do you do computer work and writing for your living? What a ton of fun, if so! I've been an at-home mom while my kids were at home but they're grown now. My son is on his own, and our daughter is still at home but she's 22. Now I'm in charge of caring for my 93 year-old Mom and am still at-home. I've taken up dabbling in art for two reasons: 1 to see if I had any of my Dad's artistic genes, and 2 to keep from going nuts! It's fun learning all this stuff though, and I do mean to tackle GIMP at my first opportunity and play with it. We'll have to compare notes!

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:07 am
by Candy Kane
Vairë wrote:Do you do computer work and writing for your living? What a ton of fun, if so!


I wish! But it's what I want to do.

I've been an at-home mom while my kids were at home but they're grown now. My son is on his own, and our daughter is still at home but she's 22. Now I'm in charge of caring for my 93 year-old Mom and am still at-home.


Wow! That's a lot of commitment. One of the things I like best about RB is that the people here are my age.

I've taken up dabbling in art for two reasons: 1 to see if I had any of my Dad's artistic genes, and 2 to keep from going nuts! It's fun learning all this stuff though, and I do mean to tackle GIMP at my first opportunity and play with it. We'll have to compare notes!


We will. I'd really like that. :D

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:07 am
by Vairë
Thought I'd post a drawing I did of Thorin. Hope you all like it!
Image

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:08 pm
by Candy Kane
That is gorgeous!

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:33 pm
by Vairë
Thank you, Candy! Sorry it posted so big - I didn't expect it would.

Re: Art Moot

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:16 pm
by Candy Kane
Worry not, it's not too big.