Fan Art is one of the most popular types of content for Life Is Strange and browsing it couldn’t be easier. Take a look below at a typical Fan Art post and we’ll break down each numbered element.
1) Fan Art Image – This is the main featured image, the Fan Art itself. Clicking it will open it up in a modal so you can view it at a larger size (if available). Click the ‘X’ icon or press the ESC key to close it.
2) Fan Art Title – This is the title of the Fan Art.
3) Fan Artist – This is the name of the Fan Artist who created this Fan Art. It is connected to the Fan Artist’s page and you can visit that page by clicking their name.
4) Featured Characters – This lists any Characters that are featured in this Fan Art. Clicking the Character’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Fan Art tagged with that Character. If there are more than 6 Characters featured in this Fan Art, the extra Characters will be hidden, but you can reveal all the Characters by clicking ‘Show All’.
5) Fan Art Tags – This is the relevant Tags for the Fan Art. It might include the Characters again, items seen in the image, locations, or mood-related words. Clicking the Tag will take you to a listing which shows all Fan Art related to that Tag.
6) Fan Art Locations – This lists any locations featured in the Fan Art. It might show a room (such as the Girl’s Restroom), but also the building the room is in, i.e. Blackwell Academy. Clicking the Location’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Fan Art tagged with that Location.
7) Featured Games – This lists any Games the Fan Art is related to. It may be linked to multiple Games if it’s a crossover Fan Art featuring characters from the different Games, such as a poster for example. Clicking the Game’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Fan Art tagged with that Game.
8) Featured Episodes – This shows any specific Episodes the Fan Art is related to – it might depict a pivotal scene from a specific Episode for example. Clicking the Episode’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Fan Art tagged with that Episode.
9) Medium – Shows the Medium type the Fan Art is in – options are Digital 2D, Digital 3D or Traditional. Clicking the Medium type will take you to a listing which shows all Fan Art tagged with that Medium.
10) Connected Fan Fiction – If the Fan Art is related to a Fan Fiction (for example, it might be a piece commissioned as a cover for the Fan Fiction or individual Chapters), and that Fan Art is on the site, it will be shown linked here.
11) Favourites Button – Click this button to add the Fan Art to your Favourites. If you’ve already favourited the Fan Art, the word ‘Unfavourite’ will show instead and the heart icon will be filled. Click the button again if you want to Unfavourite it.
12) Favourites Count – This shows how many times the Fan Art has been Favourited. Clicking the number will open a modal which will list the Fans who Favourited it. You can click the name or avatar of the Fan to go to the their profile.
13) Collections Count – This shows the number of Collections the Fan Art has been added to. Clicking the number will open a modal which will list the Collections. You can click the title or featured image of the Collection to jump to that Collection.
14) Add to Collection Button – Click this button to open a modal where you can choose what Collection/s you want to add the Fan Art to.
The box on the left lists the Collections you can choose from. Only Collections you created will be shown. Clicking any Collection on the left will add it to the box on the right. Any Collections in the box on the right will now contain the Fan Art once the Add/Update button is pressed. If you want to remove a Collection from the box on the right, hover over it and click the minus icon.
15) Add New Collection Button – Click this button to add a new Collection. A modal will pop up where you can enter the required details. After submitting, the Fan Art page will refresh and that Collection will now be available in the list of Collections in the left box.
16) Edit Button – Click this button to edit the Fan Art. A modal will pop up with a form. This is the same form used for adding new Fan Art, except the fields will already be filled in with the relevant values. Simply add or change what you want and click the Update button to edit the Fan Art. You will only see this button if you’re the author of the Fan Art post.
17) Delete Button – Click this button to delete the Fan Art. A tooltip will appear prompting you to confirm whether you really want to delete it or not.
If you click Yes, the Fan Art will be deleted and you will be redirected to the Fan Art archive page, which lists all Fan Art on the site.
18) Report Button – Click this button to report the Fan Art. A modal will pop up with the Report form. You’ll be asked to select a reason for reporting the content and then provide more details.
Content that is visual in nature, such as Fan Art, Cosplay or Screenshots, will have their main image replaced with a placeholder image notifying users that the content has been reported and is under investigation.
19) Added By – This shows which user the Fan Art was added by. Since anyone can add content, the uploader may not necessarily be the Fan Artist. Click the user’s name or avatar to go to their profile.
20) Similar Fan Art – Here you’ll see up to 6 other similar Fan Art posts. The results are randomised each time the page is refreshed, but the logic is based on the Fan Art Tags, so any other Fan Art with one or more of the same Tags as the Fan Art you’re currently viewing could appear in this section. This is why it’s important to enter accurate and useful Tags when adding new Fan Art.
21) Related Characters – This shows the Characters related to this Fan Art. While similar to the Featured Characters section (see Item .4), they are represented with the main image of the Character, and rather than linking to other Fan Art featuring that Character when clicked, it will link to the Character’s actual page on the site.
22) Views Count – This shows the total number of Views the Fan Art has received from all users.
23) Social Share Buttons – You can click either the Facebook or Twitter buttons to share this Fan Art on that social network.
24) View On Other Platforms – This section will show any other platforms the Fan Art can be found on. Clicking the name of the platform will take you directly to the relevant post on that site. The external site will open in a new tab. Options include: DeviantArt, ArtStation, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.
Fan Art Description – Some Fan Art may have a description as well. If present, it will appear below the main featured image.
Comments – Below the featured image and description (if present), you will find the Comment form. You’ll be able to see any Comments left by other users as well as add your own.
You’ll need to be logged in to add Comments, as well as manage them and upvote or downvote them. See the Comments documentation section for more details.
Commission For – Unique to the Fan Art post type, if the Fan Art was a commission, this will show the name of the person/group it was commissioned for.