Despite the odd sounding name, Deviantart is a much loved and well known social networking site for artists and lovers of art around the world. Started in 2000 as a site where amateur and professional artists could share and display their work, the site now boasts over 13 million members and hosts artists working in every art form imaginable.
Because the site is so big it’s divided into groupings of various art and artists – and you can find a group for just about any kind of art. If you spend a little time looking through the groups you’ll quickly discover that the talent represented is truly amazing and inspiring. Since inspiration – just like beauty – is often in the eyes of the beholder, check out these 10 groups and see if you gets your creative juices flowing.
It’s hard to think about art without thinking about photography – some of the most impactful art of the modern age had been captured in a photo. These three groups are devoted to photography
This group describes themselves as having the highest expectations of their members.
This group only accepts un-altered photographs taken by members.
This group doesn’t automatically accept all photographs that are submitted; you have to get yours approved by the members.
Mixed Media Art
Art – both traditional and digital – is still an awesome way for people to express themselves, as you will see in these two groups
The group will accept and critique your art but does not allow complaining or ranting if you don’t like what they have to say.
This group lists itself as a Premier Digital Art Gallery and wants you to only submit work you are really proud of.
Art on the Computer
Anyone into digital art loves looking at how digital art is created. These three groups will show you the amazing things that can be done with software and a computer.
Says it supplies only the best Photoshop resources, so if you want to follow along with some truly awesome tutorials, this is the group to join.
As a member you can contribute to this site if you have at least 2 years of experience in 3D art.
This group is international and contains some truly jaw-dropping works of art created by its members. A must-see if you love sci-fi and or fantasy art.
Art and inspiration isn’t just about drawing, as these last two Deviantart groups will prove.
The name says it all and this group of writers supply group critiques, writing prompts and writing inspiration big time.
10. Paper Art
You won’t believe what these people can do with a piece of paper. Truly amazing.
Sometimes when the creative well runs dry, the best thing you can do to fill it again is to experience art as an observer and student instead of as an artist. When you’re looking for creative inspiration, you can’t do better than viewing the art displayed by these Deviantart groups.
Latest posts by Tom Chu (see all)
- Get Inspired by These 5 Game Designs for the iPad – June 18, 2012
- Infographics Don’t Have To Be Overloaded to Be Hilarious: 8 Examples – June 13, 2012
- 10 Blogs for Infographic Inspiration – May 31, 2012
- 7 Nationality-Influenced Patterns to Inspire Your Website Design – May 15, 2012
- 5 Designer Communities You Should Be a Member of – April 16, 2012