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10 creative websites for artists to build online presence

by Verdine "Wolf" Daniels

10 creative websites for artists to build online presence

We have compiled a list of creative websites for artists that we think are the top websites to showcase your work and build an online presence. The aim is to expand on this list of other websites that you think would be a great addition. Post your suggestion in the comments below.



1: Deviant Art

We are where art starts, but that’s only the beginning. We are the movement for the liberation of creative expression. We believe that art is for everyone, and we’re creating the cultural context for how it is created, discovered, and shared.




2: CG Society

At The Art Society, we inspire, empower, and engage artists everywhere. Whether helping you become a better artist, informing you of the latest happenings in the global art community, or empowering you with the knowledge and tools you will need to land your next job, The Art Society is here to inspire, inform, educate, and recruit.




3: Artician

Artician is a community for creative professionals. We allow artists, designers, photographers, and other creative individuals to build completely personalized portfolios for free. Artician provides an effortless way for anyone to create and manage a portfolio in a professional or personal environment.

Artician loves to promote creative talent by featuring individuals and their work to gain exposure and recognition. We give you powerful portfolio management tools, and fully customizable profiles, along with a social twist to help creative professionals and freelancers build a strong content-oriented web presence.




4: Behance

The leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. The creative world updates their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale.





5: Concept Art World

Concept Art World is a concept art blog and directory that features concept artists, illustrators and designers.






6: Art Wanted

ArtWanted.com is a large artist community with multiple purposes. Our first goal is create a fun artist community, where artists and photographers can interact with each other and share their common love of art. Our second goal is to provide our members an outlet to sell their artwork to those that enjoy looking at beautiful art created by talented artists. Other goals we have are to bring more exposure to our members, provide our members valuable feedback/comments on their artwork and generally increase the love of art around the globe through our huge website and art related products.




7: Zhibit

Zhibit.org was launched in 2005 with the intent of providing artists with high quality hosted websites at affordable prices. The idea sparked after Brian Willis, founder of Zhibit LLC, visited Union Square in San Francisco where as often is the case several artists were exhibiting their art for sale. Brian developed a liking to the work of one of the artists and asked for her business card with the intention of checking her website later. The artist replied that her website was in disarray and out of date. Brian suggested designing her a new website in exchange for one of her paintings but the idea was quickly dismissed because the effort involved in creating, hosting and maintaining her website over time would have been too great.




8: A Singular Creation Art Community (ASC)

ASC is an art community that runs monthly contest with great prizes. All forms of art welcome.






9: 3D Total

3DTotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects. We now cater for 1.5 million visitors per month and strive to create a friendly and educational environment that not only helps budding and experienced CG artists alike, but also showcases some of the best computer generated artwork in the world.




10: Kultur Social

A newbie website that has potential to expand on the Kultur brand. A platform for D.I.Y. marketing for all creative people be it photographers, models, artists, writers. If you have something creative, share it with the world.

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