2016 has been a great year for music, film and TV, giving people plenty of inspiration to create incredible art. Here’s some of the best fan art we’ve seen this year, which features everything from Star Wars and Game of Thrones to The Great British Bake Off and David Bowie.
Stranger Things by Celia Kaspar
Stranger Things was released on Netflix in July and rapidly gained a worldwide following. The show has inspired some brilliant artwork, including this piece by Celia Kaspar.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Hallpen
Harry Potter fans are accustomed to creating original art based on the books and movies, and the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gave artists an opportunity to flex their creative muscles. Here’s an amazing illustration by Hallpen.
See more artwork by Hallpen on Deviant Art.
Rogue One by Brandan Ray Leathead
Everyone’s been excited about the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this month and this awesome movie poster is a fitting tribute to the movie.
Beautiful Death 6:9 by Robert Ball
Game of Thrones gets better and better with each season, and subsequently the art inspired by it becomes even more epic too. This design is from Robert Ball’s impressive ‘Beautiful Death’ series.
David Bowie Ziggy by Astrid Brisson
One of the downsides of 2016 has been the amount of beloved celebrities who passed away. When David Bowie died of cancer, fans all over the world made artistic tributes to him, like this stunning watercolour piece by Astrid Brisson.
Doctor Strange by Anndr
The release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange encouraged many artists to create their own interpretation of the character. Here’s a cool one by Anndr.
Selasi GBBO 2016 by Sarah Cochrane
People all over the nation were heartbroken to hear The Great British Bake Off is moving to a new channel without some of its iconic presenters. Thankfully, we have this Selasi fan art by Sarah Cochrane to remember all the times he made us cry with laughter.
Superheroine Butts by Notsniwart
Superheroes are very popular right now thanks to the array of Marvel and DC projects released this year. We particularly love this cheeky superheroine design by Notsniwart.
Sherlock Awaken by Brian Rousette
Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t just appear in Doctor Strange art this year; he was also the topic of Sherlock-related artwork after The Abominable Bride aired in January. Here’s a great design by Brian Rousette.
Always by Hellonsy
Alan Rickman is another legend we lost in 2016, which prompted countless artists to dedicate their work to him. Many Harry Potter fans like Hellonsy created artwork to celebrate Alan Rickman’s role as Snape in the Harry Potter movies.
Is there any fan art you loved this year? Let us know!