Art teachers may perceive work at the early stages of fanart development as mindless or addictive copying, for students will resist exploring broader canons of art until they have absorbed the essence of a beloved character by mastering the technique of drawing this form (Sennett, 2009). For the fan youth, copying is not only a strategy for learning artistic technique, but also a mindful exploration of relationships among visual elements, gesture, form, and meaning. Eventually, when a student feels acceptance of her need to associate with a particular narrative subject and is encouraged by her ability to render a competent representation of it, she may voluntarily seek knowledge about additional intricacies of proportion, perspective, drawing figures in movement, backgrounds, or aspects of good composition. This knowledge expands the fanartists repertoire of artmaking skills and contributes toward an ultimate goal of gaining recognition among fellow fans, not only as an excellent portrayer of the source works, but as re-interpreter of the work.
i’m learning to say “no” at work and it is amazing