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I would just like to say that if you have sent me a message or email regarding my artwork being stolen by teechip and I haven't responded, it is because of the sheer number of people notifying me of late telling me my artwork is stolen and for that I am incredibly grateful. I am definitely not ignoring your good intentions, and again, I REALLY appreciate the heads up.

Thank you! And keep up the good fight

Andy F
My tribute to David Bowie is now on sale for charity in a limited run of only 50. Proceeds will go to cancer charities through Art V Cancer as with all their other artwork they have for sale.

Details: Limited edition (50)
           330mm x 483mm (A3+)
           Giclee
           Printed on archival paper
           Printed to the edge (no border)
           Prints are shipped worldwide from the UK


Available Here  www.artvcancer.com/product/sta…

Starman by AndyFairhurst


So it would seem I've been a member of Deviantart for 10 years as of today! As you were.
I have a facebook page if you wanna follow :D www.facebook.com/AndyFairhurst… I have lots of other stuff going on around the web too like a new Behance page www.behance.net/AndyFairhurst and Twitter, which I'm still getting used to twitter.com/andy_fairhurst

So if you want to follow you can find me at those places as well as here :D
Here is an interview I did for Blurppy.com blurppy.com/2013/11/21/exclusi…

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How cool is this? Ray Park and my Darth Maul print! Big thanks to Mike S. Miller and Oly Pittman for setting this one up over in the US :)




Facebook - www.facebook.com/AndyFairhurst…
Twitter -     twitter.com/andy_fairhurst
Pinterest -  pinterest.com/andyfairhurst/bo…
Society 6 - society6.com/AndyFairhurst
Redbubble - www.redbubble.com/people/andyf…
Facebook - www.facebook.com/AndyFairhurst…
Twitter -     twitter.com/andy_fairhurst
Pinterest -  pinterest.com/andyfairhurst/bo…
LinkedIn -  www.linkedin.com/profile/view?…

I don't pretend to understand exactly 3/4 of these sites though, but I'm learning. So join/add/like/block me if you want to :D
  • Listening to: nowt
  • Reading: Empire Magazine
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: Bioshock Infinite
  • Eating: chocolate
  • Drinking: tea
Howdy all. I have a dilemma.

For a few years now I have had people ( who I am very grateful to ) alert me to the fact that someone or other is selling prints of my work...mostly my Batman picture andyfairhurst.deviantart.com/a… and other fan art, on ebay and the like. There is never much one can do about these situations other than report the issue to the admin of the sites and they rarely do anything.

So here I am a struggling freelance artist with 3 kids to feed blahdy blah whilst someone else is making a profit out of my work, and I, the creator of these images has not made a penny.

My dilemma is this. Should I start selling signed prints of my Batman image and others such as my Boba Fett andyfairhurst.deviantart.com/a… and Vader andyfairhurst.deviantart.com/a… pictures? I have resisted the urge over the years to do this due to IP and copyright issues which may occur. But as my family and I struggle to make ends meet (I know a lot of freelancers are in the same boat ) I wonder if this is something I should be doing, after all if people are willing to buy them at least they will be from the actual artist who painted them and not some dodgy art thief selling low res crappy giant wall posters. If I sold them they would be of a MUCH higher quality than the terrible stolen copies that I have seen - and that people are buying unaware they have been stolen. I would get them printed myself and hand sign then them for the customer.

I have contacted Warner Brothers and D.C a few times now regarding the issue and asking for permission and have had no replies apart from one saying they would get back to me in due course...months have passed by, now. I will contact Disney too but fear I will get the same 'no response'.

I get more requests for these images than any others but I always decline. All my fan art is my own interpretation of the character rather than a copy of an existing image that is already out there, so while the character is not mine the painting is all mine.

What would you do? I am particularly interested in what other freelancers have to say but the opinion of everyone is more than welcome

Cheers

Andy


***OK the Consensus was 'Don't do it you fool! Don't join the dark side!' Which I sort of knew all along. Oh well, I will still be selling signed prints of my own ( not fanart ) stuff on ebay. And I will try my best to get in touch with relevant people regarding licenses/permission. Thanks everyone for the great replies ***
  • Listening to: nowt
  • Reading: Empire Magazine
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: Bioshock Infinite
  • Eating: chocolate
  • Drinking: tea
:D I am now freelance so I am open for commissions. If you have something you want doing, drop me a note or email and I will see what I can do for :D

Also I have 2 shops. Redbubble www.redbubble.com/people/andyf… and Society6 society6.com/AndyFairhurst .T-shirts, cushions, Ipad/ipod/iphone/laptop cases and skins, prints, posters etc they differ slightly between sites in price, styles and dimensions so it is worth a look at both if you are interested in buying something ( Redbubble seems to be about a dollar more on stuff I have compared, although I haven't compared everything)

My 3yr old daughter Matilda with one of my Redbubble T-Shirts this morning before school :)
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Some Cushions from Society6
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Pop along if you are interested :D

Many thanks

Andy F
  • Listening to: John Williams
  • Reading: The Dark Tower
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: Tomb Raider
  • Eating: chocolate
  • Drinking: cherry coke
I have a new facebook page www.facebook.com/AndyFairhurst… :) and a new website www.andyfairhurstart.com/ ( it's not brilliant but it will do for my purposes :) )
* And Redbubble for t-shirts of my Superhero Kids :) www.redbubble.com/people/andyf…

If you feel like it, please take a visit of any or all or none at all :D I already have a facebook account but I decided to get a 'page' to show my artwork including some scraps and what not, and to also show other artworks that I really like.

Anyway thanks for liking if you like :)
  • Listening to: John Williams
  • Reading: The Stand
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: Uncharted 3
  • Eating: Beer
  • Drinking: Tea
*To the person who anonymously bought me the 3 months membership...thank you very much! Very kind indeed *

I entered a little competition over at Playstation a few weeks ago. It was to get any game related artwork you may have done on display at the Playstation panel Q&A. I entered my Victorian Assassin fav.me/d2yrjb4 as I love AC, and bugger me! I got selected along with 9 others! The panel chose the 10 from a shortlist of 25. They will sign the canvas and send it to me :) I don't win much but this is pretty cool I think, and I'm a little bit proud :D


  • Listening to: Hot Chip
  • Reading: KING
  • Watching: Fook all
  • Playing: Little Big Planet
  • Eating: Beer
  • Drinking: Tea
More shameless self promotion

If you are interested in buying my ebook ( only 77p ) ' The Battle Of The Blue Glacier: A Tristan Treezle Adventure' then you can head on over to www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Blue-G… UK or www.amazon.com/Battle-Blue-Gla… USA

Or just follow the Elf dude on Facebook www.facebook.com/TristanTreezl…


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Thanks very much
  • Listening to: Queen
  • Reading: BARKER
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Easter eggs
  • Drinking: Tea
He won't thank me for this but he is new to DA ...and, 'whatever' brother! I don't do this often but seeing as it's me lil bruv and I happen to think he has a great eye with the old photobox here is his new deviant page fairhurstphotography.deviantar… Lots of great photos.

  • Listening to: Spinal Tap
  • Reading: KING
  • Watching: Sherlock
  • Playing: Saints Row: The Third
  • Eating: Sausage roll
  • Drinking: Beer
Happy New Year everyone :D I hope 2012 brings you some good ting an' ting. Roll on The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus and The Hobbit :D and maybe I will actually get around to playing Skyrim, Arkham City and Battlefront, even though I've had them a while!


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I have decided to publish my children's novel " The Battle Of The Blue Glacier: A Tristan Treezle Adventure " on Amazon for Kindle :) So if you want to read about the coolest elf dude ever and how he saves THHHHEEEE WOOOORRRRRLLLLLLLDDDD  ( and the most useless elf in the world ) then feel free to visit www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Blue-G…;


  • Listening to: De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
  • Reading: TRISTAN TREEZLE
  • Watching: Sherlock Holmes
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed Revelations
  • Eating: chocolate
  • Drinking: Beer
...for all the lovely birthday wishes :D I really appreciate them even though I am becoming an old fart :D


Thank you everyone :)
  • Listening to: Blue & Red albums
  • Reading: Skeleton Crew
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: Beer
Just a note to say sorry about all the watermarks that I have slapped on nearly everything. I have had a load of work stolen and used on LOADS of Android wallpaper app sites. The cheeky bastard/bastards are selling them or at least trying to sell them. Anyway I have quickly put the horrible DA watermark on most of them but will slowly get around to swapping them with my own less intrusive watermark.

So if anyone asks me to get rid of that ugly watermark, sorry dudes and dudettes.

Andy F
  • Listening to: Blue & Red albums
  • Reading: Skeleton Crew
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: Beer
Looking good so far!

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  • Listening to: Blue & Red albums
  • Reading: Total Film
  • Playing: Modern Warfare 2
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: Beer
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope 2011 is very cool for y'all


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Witchfinder Calendar - www.deviantart.com/print/15235…
Dragons Calendar - www.deviantart.com/print/15236…
  • Listening to: Tron soundtrack
  • Reading: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • Watching: Kick Ass
  • Playing: Pro. Layton
  • Eating: Wispas
  • Drinking: Beer
Today the brilliant photographer Carlos Escobar from GFX Artist passed away at the age of 66.  I don't think he had a DA page but if you have never seen his work I would urge you to go take a peek at his thought provoking photography. He was a doctor who worked with children in El Salvador and you can see his compassion in his art. He obviously loved his country and the people of his country very very much no matter what end of the social spectrum, that can be seen from his work.

My thoughts go out to his family on this sad day.

Thanks for all the kind words Carlos and rest in peace.



madanapale.gfxartist.com/artwo…
To whoever gave me a 6 month subscription...thank you very much that was very kind of you! I wasn't expecting that at all.

Many thanks
  • Listening to: Plastic Beach
  • Reading: Empire mag at the mo
  • Watching: Ashes To Ashes
  • Playing: Nowt at the mo
  • Eating: custard creams
  • Drinking: beer
Now that Tilly is a week old it is back to the shameless self promotion

For those who may prefer dragons to witches I have another calendar for 2010
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www.deviantart.com/print/90901…

Also, my first ever feature ( ok it is just a go and look at sort of thing ):D ... check out the art of this guy :icondeankuhta: . I've known him quite a few years now from GFXartist and love his unique style and fantasy settings. His work isn't seen nearly enough on this site, I feel. Go have a look at his website www.twistedoakpress.com/ :D
  • Listening to: War Of The Worlds
  • Reading: The Lovely Bones
  • Watching: Alien
  • Playing: Assassin's creed 2
  • Drinking: beer soon