Question: Is it OK to make fanart?

The answer is, if you are creating fan art whether for profit or not, any copyrighted character or use of trademark in a description or title without prior written consent from the copyright owner, then selling fan art is illegal but making fan art is not illegal.

Is making fanart illegal?

Is Fanart of existing Characters illegal? Fanart itself is not illegal. You can draw whatever you want in whatever way you want. Don´t worry, if you draw a character from your favorite Anime you won´t be making yourself punishable by law.

Is it OK to post fanart on Instagram?

While many artists also curate, and many curators are also artists, your Instagram account should be about your work, and it should be authentic. You want to look like an artist making art. So be genuine! Some paint-splattered walls are okay.

Is fan merch legal?

The answer is, if you are creating fan art whether for profit or not, any copyrighted character or use of trademark in a description or title without prior written consent from the copyright owner, then selling fan art is illegal but making fan art is not illegal.

Do artists really need social media?

Even though having an active social media account has become an Industry wide expectation, it is not a requirement to becoming a successful artist. Remember, though, social media is just one way to communicate with people interested in your artwork.

Can you get sued for drawing Disney characters?

Not only does Disney hold substantial intellectual property rights in its characters, it strictly enforces those rights. A simple Google search reveals a host of lawsuits brought by Disney against those who tried to use its characters names or likeness in infringing manners without permission.

Can Disney characters draw?

Yes, it is ok to draw Disney Characters. But if you sell or publically display the drawings, Mickey will go after you for Copyright Infringement and he is relentless!

Is drawing Mickey Mouse illegal?

Disneys characters are copyrighted. You cant use a drawing of Mickey Mouse and sell it on a mug, unless you have authorized consent to distribute the image. Disney has a reputation for being ruthless about protecting its intellectual property (example stories of folks getting sued here and here).

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