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Sean C. Riley

Sean C. Riley

Sean is a student of the human condition and the beauty of existence.
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.

Guestbook for Scriley3

16 Oct 200545 Big Gil
Wonderful,excellent and don't stop your passion!
2 Nov 200545 Kaiser
You have an excellent point about fanart, and I agree with you totally. Just because you're drawing someone else's ideas doesn't mean you can't do something totally creative with them. By the way, love you're style, even though I am a bit more partial to anime. Seriously, you're art ROCKS!
3 Nov 200545 Anonymous
Yeah your art dose rock
i also agree about the fan art thing.
Cool drawings man
10 Jul 200645 Dragonheart
Oh my gosh Sean!!! Don't listen to those people about drawing anime art!!! Draw your own thing, and if you want to start drawing anime, that is your own personal decision!!! I am a Star Wars FREAK!!!!!!!! Beautiful Work Sean!!!!!!
26 Sep 200645 Garrity~
Hehehe artist dude u rock- oh and i like youre little rant with that nob who said he is disgusted with the wookie. And wats wrong with purple tops ????
26 Sep 200645 Jedi Knight
Fan art, creative art, hell crappy art... If you like to draw or enjoy drawing then do so. Leave constructive criticism, dont bash an artist because the type of art he/she does. I think you are an awesome artist man, keep up the good work. I love starwars, even though i have never read any of the books (I'm just more into fantasy fiction reading), but i play SWG online. Awesome work keep em coming.
27 Aug 200745 Anonymous
He is Like a Fat Version of Qui-Gon Jinn only not as skilled in the jedi arts

:-) Sean C. Riley replies: "Totally untrue. I'm a master of the "Battle Feasting" and "Telekinetic Twinkie" Force techniques."
28 Feb 200845 Anon.
You actually had a kid .. man I hope you lose the weight fast.. congrats
7 Feb 2009:-) Carl Olin Andreasen
I am completely impressed with this artwork. I am currently writing a book based in a futuristic Detroit setting - 2050’s. There are Orc, Elf, Dwarf, and human characters in the book.
If you post any of your artwork on my site at: http://www.detroitunderground.blogspot.com/
or send it to olinselot@yahoo.com - you will get full credit and exposure as an artist!
I would love to have some of your urban based art on my site. Just great!
16 Sep 200945 Joe
lol i like the post before me am also am working a book mine is a Rpg and an in need of artwork was curious if you would be interested of course you would get all credit and some sort of stipen or royalty(my first commercial project) so i am not familiar with legalities of it other than i cant use your amazing art work with out your consent(nor would i) but on that note a little bit about the rpg its a new system based on skills insteap of experiance. the entire concept was brewwed out of disatisfaction with wizards 4.0 but there was a few other flaws in other gaiming systems we noticed to mainly " the im a fighter with a dexterity of 20 and i own thieves tools why cant i pick a lock as good as the rogue next to me with a dex of 13" anyways thats enough of my rant if you would be interested drop me a line at skakidj03@yahoo.com
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Sean C. Riley

* User Name: scriley3
* Page: http://www.elfwood.com/~scriley3
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