I’m always on the lookout for interesting art sites, and I thought I’d mention two of them that I visit regularly.
IllustrationFriday.com is a website that allows illustrators and artists to participate creatively in a no-pressure environment.
Each Friday a new topic is posted, and entries are accepted throughout the week, as long as they relate to that topic. Any type of artwork is allowed, so whether you’re a crayon artist, an oil painter, or anything in between, you can be a contributor too.
Past topics include subjects like “phobia,” “skyline,” “glamour,” and “robot.” Illustration Friday has covered over 110 topics in the past two years, and is a great site to visit on a daily basis.
The skill level of each contributor varies of course, but the way each one tackles the topic differently is fascinating to me. And every once in a while, a work of art blows me away.
IllustrationFriday also has the occasional artist interview and a forum for discussion, so there’s plenty to see.
If you’re interested, you can read the rules for entering your artwork here.
SugarFrostedGoodness.com is another fantastic website, which regularly posts artwork by a group of online illustrators and artists.
Similar to IllustrationFriday, you’ll be able to find interesting artwork on a variety of topics – and you can find links to each artist that participates too.
If you like either of these websites, give one a shot and start participating. I’ve found that exposure and collaboration always brings the best out of me, and I’m sure it will do the same for you.