I recently came across something in Elfwood that appalled me. There is an organization of artists who are devoted to keeping Fan Art out of Elfwood. They claim that Fan Art is uncreative and detrimental. What a load of garbage. Fan Art is not tracing. It is a new representation of an existing idea. Guess what...it's no different than drawing a rose because you like it. Every dragon in Elfwood is expounding on an existing idea. Why is being a fan of a comic book or movie any different than being a fan of mythology or nature? So, to anyone out there who believes Fan Art to be a lesser form of art, I pity you. You will never truly appreciate the full value and power of art.