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Mina Brooks
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
:bulletyellow: I joined dA to learn English, but welcome Japanese comments too! I need little more time to read long English sentences (>_<)

:bulletyellow: Main Deviations: Fan Art, Cosplay, Craft of...

- Boktai / Solar Boy Django / Lunar Knights
  ©KONAMI/Hideo Kojima/Makoto Hijioka

- Transformers (G1, HM, MF, V, TFP, RB, TFA, AHM)

- Brave (Yuusha) series (Ex, Figh, Da, MG, BP, Gold)

:bulletyellow: My another account for original artwork & digital photograpy:

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Request/Art-Trade status is... NOT AVAILABLE!!
Please read my Request/Art-Trade Rules before ask:

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Stamp by angelslainAdobe Illustrator CS3 Stamp by angelslainAdobe After Effects CS3 user by angelslain
Adobe Flash CS3 Stamp by angelslainWacom User Stamp by Dei-bonI draw what I want stamp by izka197

Django Stamp by EnkizBokStamp by Helena-Of-TroyaSabata Stamp by Enkiz

Giant Alien Stamp by ConDecepticonDecepticon Stamp by tRiBaLmArKiNgSTF Girls stamp by Metallikato
Megatron Stamp by Aurora-StarletTFP Megatron stamp by D-NightRainMegatron Origin Fan Stamp by Frenetic-Kinetic
Rescue Bots Stamp 2 by Lady-Autobot17Brave Police Drill Boy stamp by D-NightRain
Bumblebee and Blades by GeminiGirl83Drill Boy Stamp by Dragon-Star-Empress

Mewtwo Love Stamp by SquirtleStampsMewtwo Stamp by NorixcaEvil Clones by RestlessLynx
Ganondorf User by yukidarkfanGanondorf Stamp by Zaira-KaranfilBrawl Stamp 24 by Frobie-Mangaka
MLP: Spike stamp by ColorSplashArtsRarity x Spike Stamp by xSatoshiMLP: Rarity stamp by ColorSplashArts
I love Guinea Pigs by WishmasterAlchemistI don't like coffee - Stamp by Natsu714I Love Peaches Stamp by SnowMocha
::Sci-Fi Stamp:: by BlackCapuchinCyberpunk: Orange by skinnyveestampI Love Electronica by apeirogon
I love purple stamp by violetsteelLove to read by Claire-stampsBeelzenef Stamp by DaydreamingCow
I Heart Hearts Stamp by bizarrostampsRobot stamp by PirateQueenErinTribble Stamp by explodingmuffins

Why fan?

I'm afraid I'm not good English writer and I can't tell my idea clearer or sometime it cause misunderstanding. My parents are Japanese and I was born in Japan, but I spend almost half of my life in the U.S. and I'm getting confused which country I belong to. However, national backgrounds is not a matter to participate in any fandom in the world. "Be a fan" is the right to any people who love that fictional series/characters, and their activities as fan are necessary to "being a fan" and "be fun." So please don't labeled me as either 'American fan' nor 'Japanese fan.' It's stupid.

Is cosplay fan-art or not?

To create 'fan-art' is one of fan activity based offica's work, includes fan-comic, fan-fiction, translation, and cosplay. And 'freedom of expression' should be applicable to any fan-artist, unless they infringe of official's or other fan's copyright (such as art-steal), even other fans don't like it. There is so many theme/genre in fan-art (for example, animalize, humanize, couples, slash/yaoi, Original Characters, violent, gro, etc.). Some people like. Some don't. Of course. This is one's choice and no one can force their liking to other fans. And same thing for cosplay. I know there's people who don't like cosplay, but this does not mean I'm not supposed to cosplay.

Well, I read comments of a TF fan who totally hate cosplay and I got depressed yesterday. It was not about my cosplay, but that person dislike all TF cosplay and cosplayers. I'm just starting a new cosplay project this month, so I feel so bad all day today. I'm not certain I can going to this year's Botcon, but I want to do my best until June even I'm out of money and time, to I'll have no regrets later on.

If you don't like cosplay or my fan-arts, I understand you and I respect your opinion just like I do it other fans. Because I also know fan-arts that I don't like, but I never slander them and those artists. So please don't abuse other fans by personal grudge without reasonable explanation. It's too chidish.

Why I'm not buy/sell fan-arts?

I believe fan-activity should be volunteer work. This is just my personal opinion, but I disapprove of to sell fan-art in any medium beyond "one-to-one" or between individual basis. Do fan-artists need profit? Or why fan-artists want profit? I don't think people become a fan to gain their money and fame. It's the right of officials, not fans. But if a fan or fans make a fan-art (fictions, comics, or anything) and make copies to sell them to unspecified fans, means the general public, isn't it infringe the copyright of official? I think it's too "commercially" way of fan's activity. Officials provide their arts/stories/characters not for fan's commercial purposes. We must not do business using someone's work without the permission. If someone selling fan-art of your OC without your permission, don't you feel sad? Especially, if that person makes much money!

All my fan-arts are gift for officials and other fans. You deserve them without money. However, fan-art has copyright, too. That means you can't sell artworks to people (not a person) without original artist's permission. You can't use/copy/share artworks without mentioning about its original artist, even it's educational or non-commercial purpose. Those are the basic manner and better way to avoid misunderstanding (like art-steal) and all future problems. I'm not force this all of you, but it might protect you and other fans.

A good fan is humble and polite who line up behind you, not front of you...Blush 

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No-pe Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Sapphirius-Prime Mar 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist , enjoy :D
menslady125 Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I had that kind of dream about Optimus again.
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PoisonTransformer Jan 29, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks for the fav :3
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LorenzoAndreoli Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for Llama :)
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BrokenDeathAngel Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh! I love your Transformers arts. I wish I can draw robots like you. ;w;
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VampiraLady Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! :) Just I looked at your profile. And I see you have very interesting style! Keep it up! :)
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Hello!  I've finally logged back onto Deviantart, and I just wanted to say hello!  How have you been?
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Duongngoclinh Nov 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
太陽ちゃん、お元気ですか?^_^ することができます何かください。
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Retired-GriefAura Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey hey- been watching you for a while, I was just wondering if you like to roleplay as Transformers at all? Curious- if you do, I have an awesome group that would love to have you. >u>
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