Fan Art Up (1) – Introducing Fan Art Up Meme!

April 17, 2014 Art it Up!, memes 27

Love to doodle, paint, craft or just you know – CREATE?

FanArt Friday sketch

This little guy is currently being digitally illustrated and he will be the grab button once he’s finished. I just wanted to give all of you a sneak peek at him!

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Fan Art Up is originally inspired by FanArt Friday which is a phrase you may have heard before. It’s been around for I don’t know how long. So I started this linkup meme as I haven’t seen one around the book blogging sphere and I thought it would be oodles of fun to get us into the mix.

Fan Art Up is a weekly meme hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Fan Art inspired by entertainment media, whether it’s Books, Movies, Anime, Comics, etc. Spread those peacock feathers for us!

Everyone is welcome to participate as long as you follow these oh so simple rules:

  • Create some FanArt or Book inspired art (work must be your own or a member of your site’s work – No Stealing!)
  • Enter your link on the linkup form below. Opens every THURSDAY @ Midnight (EST) – open all week
  • Identify this meme in your post and link back to this blog, Not Yet Read
  • You may use the Fan Art Up graphic button in your post or create your own! (once my button is ready)
  • Keep it clean, there might be young folks hopping through.
  • Check out some of the amazing art from your fellow artists!

Once the Fan Art Up meme gathers more of a following I will be hosting a monthly contest where we will be able to poll vote on our favorite art for the month and that artist will win a prize!


This week’s art I created was inspired by a new Urban Fantasy series that I’ve fallen in love with by M.L. Brennan. She has these awesome fox shapeshifters in her series called kitsune. There are only women kitsune and they originate from Japan. Seeing that I love Japanese culture (and have I mentioned I’m an anime nut?) I just HAD to do something inspired by these books.


Generation V series

Generation V (American Vampire #1) | My Review | Goodreads

Iron Night (American Vampire #2) | My Review | Goodreads

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Alright folks link up and lets see what you’ve done! Remember to link back to this post!

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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27 Responses to “Fan Art Up (1) – Introducing Fan Art Up Meme!”

  1. Melliane

    Oh I just love this series! And you’re really talented, it’s beautiful and cute. thanks for sharing!

  2. Kirsty-Marie

    Ahhh such a good idea! Haven’t heard of the series, but that looks so good! I used to do a ton of art (at least something new a week) but since blogging haven’t really had the time. I did start this one inspired by Heart Beat by Elizabeth Scott in ink (which, I haven’t finished though I started it in January)but I’ll have to finish it soon and link it up! 🙂
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      This has been such a fun series so far. The main character is not the typical urban fantasy lead character which I love. And the kitsune are amazing. Add on this unique kind of vampire and its a smash hit.

      I agree with you – blogging has done the same to me as far as my other hobbies go. I decided to do this meme for the number one reason that it will force me to take time away from the blog and do other hobbies that I love and yet have neglected the past 3 years. I hope it works out.

      I hope you will link up that would be great! I can only hope more people will be inclined to link up but even if they don’t it’ll still be a nice way for me to show off some of the stuff I make! I can’t wait to see yours!!
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Thanks! pish posh – I’m sure you have more talent then you realize! My mother in law said the same thing when I wanted to take her to a needle felting class with me and seriously the thing she made was so much more adorable than what I came away with. It was this gorgeous little bunny. Mine looked like a skunk cat.

      You never know til you just dive in!
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  3. Richelle Nicole

    I’m super excited about this!! Not that I really draw or paint that much anymore, sculpting taking up the bulk of my creative time, but this may be just the kick in the pants I need to sharpen my pencils again!
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Everyone always says that! I know people who don’t think they are creative then I drag them to some workshop or single class art lesson and then they whip out something a million times better than I do. Just give yourself a shot you’ll be amazed!
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  4. Kierra

    That fan art is awesome! I haven’t heard of these books now-I’m gonna have to check them out 🙂

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Thanks I’m so glad you like it! I hope I can keep up the flow of art on a weekly basis. Luckily my sister who is an artist said she’ll help. Otherwise some weeks it might just be a pencil, ink and marker sketch! But hey its still art!

      Hey you just gotta give it a try. Honestly I don’t think I draw or paint that well. What I did a few months ago was decided to challenge myself to paint a mini painting every day for 30 days. I didn’t finish 30 but sitting down and just doing the drawing and painting every day I could noticeably see the improvement in my stuff. You should just give it a whirl! Even just for fun =)
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