fan art

variants: or less commonly fanart \ ˈfan-​ˌärt How to pronounce fan art (audio) \

Definition of fan art

: artwork based on popular works of fiction (such as books, movies, etc.) that is created by fans Fan art is unofficial drawings and other renderings of famous characters. "Push the boundaries," said Brian Kesinger, an artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios who sells his own prints on the side. "Fan art isn't about rules. It's about expressing yourself."— Jonathan Horn And the Slender Man story itself inspired everything from video games to fanart to a … horror film.— Aja Romano

First Known Use of fan art

1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Fan art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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