The web is a wonderful thing, brimming with resources and tutorials for people wanting to dabble in digital art. But sometimes too much choice can be confusing, so we've picked 10 top resources to help you really get to grips with it.
01. Digital Art Served (opens in new tab)
Digital Art Served (opens in new tab) is an awesome gallery of curated work from leading creatives on online art collective Behance (opens in new tab). Here you'll find all manner of projects, from mind-blowing 3D renders to intricate Photoshop and Illustrator illustrations. So, if it's digital art inspiration you're after, look no further.
02. Coolvibe (opens in new tab)
Coolvibe (opens in new tab) is a site dedicated to showcasing the best and most inspirational digital art from around the web, be it science fiction, fantasy, retro, 3D, illustrations, vector art, and virtually everything else. The team behind the site scour the web daily for the best artwork, and always link back to the artist or original source.
03. Pinterest (opens in new tab)
Photo-sharing website Pinterest (opens in new tab) has images on every subject you can possibly think of. And digital art is a popular one. Use the site's keyword search and watch your screen fill up with beautiful examples of the discipline. Then simply click the image for a larger version and to view the original source.
04. Dribbble (opens in new tab)
The show and tell site for designers, Dribbble (opens in new tab) features a wealth of digital art projects from creatives all around the globe. Using the keyword tool, you can choose to search the most popular or latest digital artwork to be added. Dribble also acts as a forum, with its community able to like and comment on each other's work.
05. Computer Arts (opens in new tab)
Computer Arts is the world's leading design magazine and features inspirational design tutorials, tips, advice, interviews and much more. One of Creative Bloq's sister publications, Computer Arts is dedicated to making you a better digital artist and designer, posting regular pro skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and more.
06. ImagineFX magazine (opens in new tab)
If you're into sci-fi and fantasy art, then Imagine FX magazine (opens in new tab) - the world's best-selling magazine for digital artists - is for you. Not only is the monthly publication crammed full of inspirational images, interviews and news, it's accompanied by a DVD featuring video tuition from professional artists, free brushes, textures and reference images, and much more.
07. CGHub (opens in new tab)
CGHub (opens in new tab) describes itself as 'the social network for professionals in entertainment'. An online community, at CGHub digital artists from all over the world share their latest work, tips, and tools, network with peers and more. Focusing on artists in the entertainment industry, if you use a computer to generate imagery for movies, TV, games or comics, then you'll feel right at home on this site.
08. Concept Art World (opens in new tab)
Concept Art World (opens in new tab) is one big, beautiful online gallery of digital artists. So if you need some inspiration, this site is a great place to start as it is literally brimming with amazing images. A clean layout, Concept Art World has separate pages for different topics for easy navigation, including a section on books, news and training.
09. CG Society (opens in new tab)
The Computer Graphics Society (opens in new tab) has been one of the most popular digital art sites for over a decade now. With a staff of 15, the CG Society team are 'dedicated to helping you share work, tell stories, improve your skills and advance your career'. The site also has a very active forum CGTalk (opens in new tab), where digital artists from all over the world gather to discuss new work, tips and best practise. Many art directors also regularly use CG Society when on the hunt for new talent.
10. Deviant Art (opens in new tab)
Although not solely dedicated to digital art, the Deviant Art website (opens in new tab) is a great place to go if you're looking for a bit of inspiration. Featuring a huge gallery of images on every subject, you are sure to find something here to get your creative juices flowing. You can also choose from subcategories, including 3D art and typography, to find exactly what you're looking for.
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