For this week’s classmate conversation I got to talk to Jessica Obrique.
The topic was regarding fan art and our opinions on it. We also talked about a Demi Lovato fan drawing a fan art of Demi in a form of a mermaid and how Demi didn’t respond how people expected her to
Anyway, my thoughts on the matter is that I really enjoy fan art. There are so many talented artists out there who can only portray their art through fan art because they aren’t “big”or famous. So, fan art is a way to bring together a community to a certain topic. Fan arts can take forms in anime, movies, cartoons, actors, etc. etc. I do agree with the way Demi Lovato reacted to the fan art of herself. She simply just stated her opinion and I find nothing wrong with that. People should freely respond to an art however they please. Just because I like the picture of her doesn’t mean she has to like it the way I do.
Jessica thought similarly as well. She said she thinks fan art is a great way to show appreciation to a subject. She thought Demi acted a bit harshly but she says she understands why Demi reacted the way she did – because it didn’t necessarily portray her body the way it really is. She said she also understands how body types should be represented and unaltered.