I have a big doubt.
I have legitimate wishes to draw certain fan art at times, but I am stopped by two main factors.
If I draw fan art, I fear to get involved in a fandom and, as other times I've gotten involved in fandoms with unknown people, I've gotten more pain and unsatisfaction than anything. After I joined tumblr, it started to lose its fun... Part of why I don't share my old fandoms like Crash and MOTHER with tumblr much...
But without going out of the subject, there's another big con, imo, and maybe in a more professional light: How ok is to draw fan art for a professional? Does it make your blogs non-serious? Does it damage your image? Does it make you look childish or unprofessional? Thus, should I avoid Fan art at all costs, is it completely fine or there's a magic balance?
I don't look for a portfolio-professional look, but I would like to keep a reliable professional image. What to do?